Jim Brandon Equestrian Center
Okeeheelee Park South
7500 Forest Hill Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33413
Facility Rules for Participants:
- Trash must be placed in the proper receptacles, including recycle bins when available.
- No glass on premises, all liquids must be enclosed in shatter proof containers.
- No vehicles are permitted to park within 30 feet of any stabling facility.
- No smoking in barns, buildings, offices, or around manure receptacles.
- No Dogs or Pets allowed at the CPI Event
- No skateboards, in-line skates, or roller skates are allowed.
Where to Stay
The “OFFICIAL” Hotel of the 2018 CPI Florida
West Palm Beach Marriott
1001 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Reservations must be made by December 14, 2017 in order to receive the CPI room rate.
Click Here to book your room online
or call 1-800-228-9290 and mention “College Prep Invitational Horse Show”
2018 College Preparatory Invitational Schedule
Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, West Palm Beach, FL
Times, Speakers, and Rings Are Subject to Change
Friday, January 12, 2018
8:45 AM to 3:00 PM Registration Opens for Riders Participating in the Friday Mounted Clinic MORNING SESSION ONLY for Riders and their Trainer/Coach, Covered Arena – (Trainers MUST be present and sign the release for riders to get their back number)
9:00 AM to 12:45 PM – Friday Mounted Clinic (Morning Session)
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM – Open Division Clinic
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM – Intermediate Division Clinic
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM – Novice Division Clinic
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM – Registration Opens for ALL Riders and their Trainer/Coach, Covered Arena
(Trainers MUST be present and sign the release for riders to get their back number)
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM College Expo, Covered Arena Greet and Meet College Coaches and College Representatives
1:00 PM Educational Presentations Begin at Learning Lounge in this order:
What Coaches Want: How to be your Best Self in the Recruiting Process”
Randi C. Heathman – Equestrian College Advisor
Dr. Piper Klemm – The Plaid Horse Magazine
The Impact of Social Media
Andrew Ryback – Andrew Ryback Photography
Introduction to IHSA
Robert Cacchione – IHSA Founder & Executive Director
Horse Cents: Who’s Paying for College?
Randi C. Heathman – Equestrian College Advisor
Your CPI Ride – Show Overview and Tips on how to make the best of your CPI ride
Peter Cashman, CPI Horse Show Manager and Head Coach of the United States Military Academy at West Point
Meet your CPI Coach (exclusive for riders that hired a CPI coach)
Chris Mitchell, Randolph College
2:15 PM – 6:00PM Friday Mounted Clinic (Afternoon Session)
2:15 PM – 3:30PM – Open Division Clinic
3:30PM – 4:45PM – Intermediate Division Clinic
4:45PM – 6:00PM – Novice Division Clinic
Saturday, January 13, 2018 – Advanced and Novice Riders Ride
6:15 AM Horse Schooling Begins
7:00 AM Brief Meeting for Coaches/Trainers of Advanced Equitation Riders
7:30 AM Horse Draw for Advanced Equitation Riders Horse Draw Area, Covered Arena Riders’ Coach/Trainer need not be present for horse draw participation
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM College Expo, Covered Arena
8:30 AM Ring Preparation
8:45 AM First class of the day mounts
9:00 AM Horse show begins and proceeds in this order:
Advanced Equitation Division, Flat and Over Fences
Horse Schooling for Novice Equitation Classes (45 minutes)
** Brief Meeting for Coaches/Trainers of Novice Equitation Division Riders at Warm-Up Ring
Announcements will be made for exact time Horse Draw for Novice Equitation Division Riders, Horse Draw Area, Covered Arena. Riders’ Coach/Trainer need not be present for horse draw participation
Novice, Flat and Over Fences
Sunday, January 14, 2018 – Intermediate, Walk Trot/Walk Trot Canter, and Open Riders Ride
6:30 AM Horse Schooling Begins
7:00 AM Brief Meeting for Coaches/Trainers of Intermediate and Walk Trot Canter Equitation Division Riders at Warm Up Ring
7:30 AM Horse Draw for Intermediate and Walk Trot Canter Equitation Division Riders, Horse Draw Area, Covered Arena. Riders’ Coach/Trainer need not be present for horse draw participation
7:30 AM Ring Preparation
7:45 AM First class of the day mounts
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM College Expo
8:00 AM Horse show begins and proceeds in this order:
Intermediate, Flat and Over Fences Horse
Walk Trot Canter, Flat
Schooling for Open Classes (45 minutes)
** Brief Meeting for Coaches/Trainers of Open Equitation Division Riders at Warm-Up Ring
Announcements will be made for exact times Horse Draw for Open Equitation Division, Horse Draw Area, Covered Arena. Riders’ Coach/Trainer need not be present for horse draw participation
Open Equitation Division, Flat and Over Fences
*At the completion of the horse show we will be presenting awards for the CPI Team Challenge Presented by GGT Footing*
Access to the Event
Rider and Rider’s Trainer Registration Procedure
All CPI riders and their trainer or coach are to register at the CPI Registration Desk upon arrival. Riders will receive their back number and each rider, and their corresponding trainer (coach), will both have a wristband placed on their wrist that must be worn to gain entry into the mounting area and show rings. In addition, the trainer (coach) must sign a trainer waiver/release form. Without a signed trainer release form, back number and wrist bands will not be distributed. Riders and trainers must pick up their wrist bands in person.
College Fair Passes
Persons not entered to compete in the horse show but looking to attend the college fair, educational seminars, and view the horse show may purchase an college fair pass to gain entry as a spectator of the CPI event. If your child is entered to compete in the CPI Horse Show event you do not need to purchase a college fair pass. College Fair passes may be purchased online or at the registration area at the CPI Event for $75.00 for the entire weekend. All CPI College Fair Passes are NON REFUNDABLE. If you would like to purchase your college fair pass online, please click here
Press & Media
Please contact Candace FitzGerald of Dobbin Group, LLC at 603-738-2788 or email@example.com
CPI Hire a Coach
The CPI Horse Show requires participants be coached by a trainer during the horse show competition. If a student’s trainer is not available to coach the participant, the CPI provides experienced coaching services for a fee of $80 per participant. Each participant will be coached in the flat class and the over fences class by a CPI trainer. All CPI Hire A Coach fees are NON REFUNDABLE
Meet the CPI Trainer
Chris Mitchell joined Randolph College in July of 2012 after a very successful 13-year tenure at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Since taking over at Randolph he has had three riders qualify for IHSA Nationals and in 2014 coached one National Champion.
In his 13 years at Cornell, he led many riders to regional and zone championships. His teams claimed 27 collegiate horse show team crowns, including four Ivy League titles. Mitchell led his team to a brand new level during the fall of 2011, guiding the group to six invitational titles in eight competitions, already matching a school record for victories in a season (six show titles in 2003-04). Mitchell’s teams won a pair of shows (Skidmore, Hartwick) en route to a regional reserve champion showing in 2009-10. His 2010-11 team won its first-ever regular season regional championship after claiming four team blue ribbons during the season.
Mitchell had previously been an instructor and trainer at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, N.Y., and was the barn manager and trainer for Lion Hill Farm in Easton, Conn., from 1996-98. During that time, he also served as an equestrian instructor for Sacred Heart University and was an assistant coach and instructor at Pace University. He coached one of his riders to a national championship in walk-trot equitation at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association competition and had other riders place among the top 10 nationally in the novice flat, novice fences, intermediate fences and open levels.
Mitchell was a member of the NCAA steering committee for equestrian and is also a member of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA), and a board member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). He is a graduate of Longwood University in Farmville, Va., with a degree in business administration and marketing.
If you would like to use the CPI Hire a Coach program, please click here.
CPI Florida Rider Resume
One of the primary goals of the CPI Horse Show is to promote high school student riders. To this effort, working with graphic artists that believe in the CPI mission, the CPI is offering riders entered to participate in the CPI Florida Horse Show the option to purchase a full page Resume Ad for $100.00 (a $500.00 value) to appear in the full color CPI Florida Event Magazine, allowing them the opportunity to further promote their accomplishments in print.
The deadline for this offer is November 30, 2017. Please click here to reserve your page in the CPI Florida Event Magazine.
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