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Centenary's Dowling Giving Clinic at College Preparatory Invitational

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Centenary University's IHSA Coach Michael Dowling conducts a clinic at the 2017 College Preparatory Invitational. Credits: Provided
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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Centenary University's IHSA Team Coach and Professor Michael Dowling has agreed to return as clinician for the College Prep Invitational horse show weekend, Jan. 12-14, 2018, at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in Palm Beach, Fla.

The clinic, which has space for 24 riders, is currently full, but there is a cancellation list and CPI attendees are encouraged to audit the clinic. For more information, go to http://www.collegeprepinvitational.com.

A well-known and respected horseman, Dowling is a professor of Equine Studies at Centenary University. He serves as the coach for Centenary’s nationally ranked IHSA team, which has maintained a steady position at the top of the IHSA standings after winning the national title three times in the previous six years, having produced three Cacchione Cup winners during this same time period.

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After completing his undergraduate studies at Fairfield University in Connecticut and continuing his graduate studies at the University of Lancaster in Lancashire, England, Dowling opened Windham Hill training facility in northwest New Jersey. There he focused on training and preparing horses and riders for the show ring.

Dowling’s philosophy uses the forward riding system of teaching and training to incorporate flatwork and gymnastics to develop the skills necessary for riders. Riders in his program have qualified for the ASPCA Maclay Finals, USEF Pessoa Medal FInals, USET Finals, Young Riders, USEF Junior Hunter Finals, USEF Pony Hunter Finals and Indoors, with many of riders placing or winning at these and other esteemed shows.

“We are so excited that an excellent trainer and coach like Michael Dowling will join us again as clinician this year,” said CPI President Lindsay Martin. “Young riders participating in and auditing the clinic will have the opportunity to learn from one of the best coaches in the IHSA.”

About the College Preparatory Invitational

The CPI is a three-day event designed to educate student riders about the different formats of college equestrian competitions and provide riders with resources to help them create their desired college equestrian experience. Riders in grades 8 through 12 have a chance to win scholarships in hunt seat equitation competition and participate in educational presentations throughout the event. In an effort to encourage academic excellence and embed social integrity as a lifelong commitment to the equestrian sport, the CPI Scholarship and Educational Fund also awards riders the opportunity to win scholarships for academics and community service. To learn more about the CPI, please visit www.collegeprepinvitational.com.

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