College is one of the most important decisions of your life! The CPI can help you explore your options and discover the choice that’s right for you.

The College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) offers young equestrians the opportunity to explore the college equestrian experience through comprehensive education, competition, and scholarship/community service program.

During the CPI event, athletes experience the college equestrian competition format and win scholarships in hunt seat equitation competition; they can explore an equestrian-focused college fair, attend educational presentations and take advantage of the opportunity for direct conversations with college admissions representatives and equestrian team coaches.

If you are in grades 8 – 12, and would like to participate in the CPI Horse Show, please review the CPI Rules and Regulations and then visit CPI Registration & CPI Riders to submit your application.

Academic excellence and social integrity are key components of the CPI program. We encourage these values in students and reward them with the opportunity to win scholarships for academics and community service via the CPI Scholarship and Educational Fund. To learn more about the CPI scholarship award opportunities available, please visit the CPI Scholarships and Grants page.

Athletes are invited to become involved with our CPI Junior Ambassador Program where members earn community service hours by hosting fundraising events and for volunteer service work at CPI events. All funds raised by CPI Junior Ambassador Program are for the organization’s Scholarship and Educational Fund and used to award scholarships to deserving student-athletes that participate in the CPI events.

The College Fair at the CPI Horse Show hosts representatives from colleges and universities from around the country allowing college-bound athletes to meet coaches and school representatives and explore the options they offer for riding in college. (Please note that NCEA colleges may not participate in the college fair due to NCAA guidelines.)

The CPI Hunt Seat Equitation Competition portion of the event allows the athlete to experience the unique collegiate equestrian competition format – giving each athlete the opportunity to experience the draw, assess their horse and then display their equitation, sportsmanship and horsemanship skills in managing an unfamiliar mount in a competition setting.

In addition to the competition and the academic components of the College Prep Invitational Horse Show, there will be a mounted clinic offered to a limited number of CPI participants before each CPI Horse Show.

The CPI College Spotlight program is an ideal way for college-bound students to gain access to the participating college of their choice and to immerse themselves in the collegiate riding experience. To learn more about the CPI College Spotlight Program please visit the CPI College Spotlight  Program page.

The CPI saves families the expense of transporting and stabling a competition horse by providing suitable horses, saddles and tack, so participants need only bring their show clothes, helmets, and crops.

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