Riders in grades 8 – 12 entered to participate in the CPI Horse Show. In order to award the scholarship, there must be a minimum of ten (10) online test entries in the contest.

Entry Deadline

Test will be available on-line until the dates indicated below for each CPI Horse Show Event. All riders entered to show in the CPI Horse Show are eligible to take the online test. The top ten (10) on-line test score participants will be eligible to complete a written and practical exam during the CPI Horse Show, with the highest written exam score and practical test score combined participant receiving the Horsemanship Test Award. The test will be available on-line for the individual horse shows until the following dates:

CPI Florida Horse Show: December 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time
CPI Texas Horse Show: February 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time

$500 to the rider with the highest test score. In the event of a tie, the award will be split evenly among the winners. The award will be paid to a college, university, trade school or vocational school. Upon enrollment to any of these post-secondary educational schools, a written request from the award winner must be made for payment to the designated school.

Student is to return to this webpage and may take the test ONCE (1) until the following dates:

CPI Florida Horse Show participants: December 1, 2017 until 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time
CPI Texas Show Participants: February 1, 2018 until 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time

Test Link and Test Password to access the Horsemanship Test will be below until the dates indicated above.

On-line test has a time limit of 45 minutes and must be completed in one sitting, you cannot save and finish late.

Top ten (10) score participants will be advised of their status via email on the following dates:

CPI Florida Horse Show participants: December 15, 2017
CPI Texas Horse Show participants: February 15, 2018

The Final Horsemanship Exam will be administered on the first day of the Horse Show.  All ten (10) participants are eligible to complete the exam upon registering at the event.

All tests become the property of the CPI and will not be returned.

Cheating will result in disqualification from ALL CPI scholarship contents

Award winner will be notified at the end of the horse show.

Award winner agrees to allow the CPI to post his or her name on any of the CPI’s affiliated websites.

Award winner will be solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes

Scholarships must be claimed within 5 Years of completion of high school.

To Enter:

Click on the link below for the CPI Event you are participating in and enter the requested information. You can only take the test ONCE and have 45 minutes to complete it.

CPI Florida Riders Password: CPIFlorida2018

2018 CPI Florida Horsemanship Test
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CPI Texas Riders Password: CPITexas2018

2018 CPI Texas Horsemanship Test


References to Review for Test:

  • The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship, Advanced Horsemanship Level B/AH/A, by Susan E. Harris
  • Schooling and Riding the Sport Horse by Paul Cronin
  • Hunter Seat Equitation by George H. Morris
  • Judging Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation by Anna Jane White-Mullin
  • USDF Guide to Dressage, United States Dressage Federation
  • Centered Riding by Sally Swift
  • AAEP Care Guidelines for Equine Rescue and Retirement Facilities
  • USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Study Guide

Right to Cancel or Suspend Contest
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the CPI that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the CPI reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest. If the CPI elects to cancel or terminate the Contest, the CPI will not retain any rights in the submitted tests.

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