The Venue

Jim Brandon Equestrian Center

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.


Event Schedule

2019 College Preparatory Invitational Schedule
Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, West Palm Beach, FL
Times, Speakers, and Rings Are Subject to Change – SCHEDULE is TENTATIVE and subject to change.
*Please note CPI will not determine which day each division is going until February 15, 2019*


Saturday, March 16, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Registration Open for ALL Riders and their Trainer/Coach, Horse Show Office
(Trainers MUST be present and sign the release for riders to get their back number)

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. College Expo, Covered Arena Greet and Meet College Coaches and College Representatives

12:00 p.m. – Educational Presentations Begin at Learning Lounge in this order:

1:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Mounted Clinic –

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – TBA

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – TBA

4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – TBA


Sunday, March 17, 2019

6:00 a.m. – Horse Schooling Begins

7:00 a.m. – Brief Meeting for Coaches/Trainers of TBA Equitation Riders

7:30 a.m. – Horse Draw for TBA Equitation Riders Horse Draw Area Riders’ Coach/Trainer need not be present for horse draw participation

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – College Expo

8:30 a.m. – Ring Preparation

8:45 a.m. – First class of the day mounts

9:00 a.m. – Horse show begins and proceeds in this order:                     

TBA, Flat and Over Fences

TBA, Flat and Over Fences

TBA, Flat and Over Fences

Horse Schooling for TBA Equitation Classes (45 minutes)

** Brief Meeting for Coaches/Trainers of TBA Equitation Division Riders at Warm-Up Ring

Announcements will be made for exact time Horse Draw for TBA Equitation Division Riders, Horse Draw Area. Riders’ Coach/Trainer need not be present for horse draw participation

Ring Preparation


TBA, Flat and Over Fences


The CPI Scholarship and Educational Fund will be awarding the CPI Overall High Point Rider Scholarship Award at the completion of the horse show. 

We request that all riders please stay till the END of the horse show so they can participate in the awards ceremony for the Presentation of the CPI Overall High Point Rider Scholarship Award.

Riders who are eligible to earn this scholarship award must be present to win this award.

Where to Stay

Marriott West Palm Beach

1001 Okeechobee Blvd.

West Palm Beach, Florida 3401

Call 1-800-228-9290 or 561-833-1234 to make your reservation


Fairfield Inn & Suites Wellington

10616 Forest Hill Blvd.

Wellington, Florida 33414

Call 1-800-627-7468 make your reservation

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 EQ Media at 612-209-0310 or info@EQmedia.agency

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 $25.00 to appear in the full color CPI Florida Event Magazine, allowing them the opportunity to further promote their accomplishments in print.

After surveying the coaches, CPI has found that online resumes are not useful and that they refer to the printed resumes as a resource during the CPI events. For that reason, and for the security of the riders, CPI has eliminated online resumes.

The deadline for this offer is February 28, 2019. Please click here to reserve your page in the CPI Florida Event Magazine.

Rider Resume


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