WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — College-bound equestrians should mark their calendars for the ninth Annual College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) Florida Horse Show, scheduled for Jan. 17-20, 2019 in West Palm Beach. This year the event kicks off with a welcome reception for all riders, trainers and coaches Thursday, Jan. 17 at the West Palm Beach Marriott.

CPI registration will begin at 5:45 p.m. and will be available until 7 p.m. Appetizers will be served during registration. At 7:15 p.m., CPI will welcome participants followed by an evening program of fascinating equestrian industry speakers. The educational, informative and fun evening will kick off three memorable and potentially life-changing days of the CPI Florida Horse Show.

The CPI produces events in Florida and New Jersey that offer young equestrians the opportunity to experience the hunter seat college equestrian competition format firsthand and earn scholarships. A Western horsemanship CPI will be added in 2020. CPI events connect college-bound students with college admissions representatives and equestrian team coaches. CPI events engage and inspire the students with educational presentations from world-class equestrians and equestrian business leaders.

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“We look forward to seeing everyone in Florida,” said CPI President Lindsay Martin. “We are planning a great event this year and the Thursday reception and educational evening are not-to-be-missed."

Entries close on Dec. 31. See www.collegeprepinvitational.com to enter, for hotels offering discounts and a complete schedule.

About the College Preparatory Invitational

Founded in 2010, The CPI Horse Show is an event designed to educate hunter seat student riders about college equestrian competition and provide them with resources to make connections and weigh the options to enrich their college experience. Plans are underway for a CPI Western Horsemanship Horse Show to premiere in 2020. Riders in grades eight through 12 can earn scholarships in equitation competition and participate in educational presentations led by world-class competitors and leaders in the equine industry. CPI fosters academic excellence and social integrity as an integral part of the equestrian experience through the CPI Scholarship and Educational Fund. Student riders can earn scholarships through academic achievement and community service. CPI also produces CPI College Spotlight events for colleges and universities whose goals are to recruit equestrian students. To learn more about the CPI, visit www.collegeprepinvitational.com

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