Attention! All riders entered to participate in the 2013 College Preparatory Invitational – through an official rule change at the event, all riders will be allowed to bring their own saddles, stirrup leathers and stirrup irons to use in their ride.

If riders bring their own saddles, they must also have their own stirrup leathers and stirrup irons.

If riders cannot bring their own saddles, they will be provided by CPI but must be requested by emailing

The 2013 College Preparatory Invitational will be held on January 18-20, 2013, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. The CPI looks forward to welcoming college-bound hunt seat and dressage riders at the nation’s premier College Equestrian Recruiting event, offering them more scholarship opportunities than ever. All college-bound riders are invited to attend the College Expo, presented by Practical Horseman, to explore their options for riding in college.

About the College Preparatory Invitational
The mission of the CPI is to prepare and educate student riders in grades 8 – 12 about the format of college equestrian competition, encourage academics and horsemanship, and to provide the riders with resources to create their desired college equestrian experience. The show is specifically geared to promote college recruitment of equestrians by providing the opportunity for coaches and potential students to meet in person. The College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show is rooted in the belief that equestrian talent, not finances, should dictate a rider’s opportunity to be a part of a collegiate team.

Along with the competition, the CPI will offer seminars and question & answer sessions during the show. Riders and their families will hear about the college equestrian experience and familiarize themselves with the different associations that govern collegiate riding. There will also be a number or College and Universities present at the CPI to distribute literature and introduce the academic and riding opportunities, including scholarships, offered at their respective institutions.

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