College Prep Invitational Issues Dates for 2018 Texas Event

Applications Open with ‘Fund My Ride’ Opportunities Available

The Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas will once again play host to the College Prep Invitational slated for March 16-18, 2018. Applications for the event open today and are available on the CPI Website. The judge and clinician for the event will be named at a later date. Applications are open for the CPI Florida event as well, which takes place January 12-14, 2018 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. CPI is offers a discount of $100.00 to student riders who attend both events.

Important CPI Texas Dates and Deadlines:

Applications Available Online (Free): April 20, 2017 $30.00

Application Fee Applied: October 1, 2017 $50.00

Application Late Fee: February 1, 2018

Printed Rider Resumes:

2018 CPI Texas Printed Rider Resume: February 1, 2018

CPI Jr. Ambassador Program – “Fund My Ride” Program:

Deadline: December 31, 2017

CPI Scholarship & Educational Fund Scholarship Opportunities Deadlines:

CPI Essay Scholarship Award: February 1, 2018
CPI Horsemanship Test Scholarship Award: February 1, 2018 CPI Photojournalistic Scholarship Award: April 15, 2018
CPI Champion of Service Scholarship Award: February 1, 2018

‘Fund My Ride’

Student Riders interested in CPI are encouraged to become CPI Jr. Ambassadors and sign up for the Fund My Ride initiative by visiting (URL) and creating a customized fundraising page. They are encouraged to use their personal networks via email and social media to educate others about CPI and the opportunities available to support the CPI Scholarship and Educational Fund. Fund My Ride participants must raise $800.00 by November 30, 2017 at 11:59 EST. Those who achieve this goal will also have their $30.00 application fee for the CPI Horse Show applied toward their fundraising goal.

CPI Junior Ambassadors

Through the CPI Jr. Ambassador Program, volunteers in grades 5-12 have an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge through a year long, hands-on learning experience that includes all aspects of managing a series of successful events. Mentored by professionals and working as part of a cohesive team, participants in the program will develop valuable business and life skills including:  time management and communication skills, fund raising, event planning, promotions and media relations.

CPI Jr. Ambassadors are required to spend 5 community service hours at the CPI horse show they are attending where they are competing.  There they will have the opportunity to assist with every detail from serving as aids for judges and show managers, working in the CPI barn, preparing participant gift bags, registering riders and coaches at the event, performing clerical, data entry and office work, setting up tables and banners, helping colleges to set up their display tables, manage the silent auction, distribution of ribbons and prizes at the horse show ring and more.

About Texas Rose Horse Park
Texas Rose Horse Park is a family-owned and operated premier event facility located in the beautiful rolling hills of Tyler, Texas. The 1700-acre expanse features a full size lighted indoor arena, six all-weather footing outdoor show arenas including one Grand Prix Jumper Ring, three show barns housing over 350 stalls, a Beginner Novice through Advanced level Cross Country Course, and a concession court. The Texas Rose Horse Park regularly plays host to top equestrian events including the 2013 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships. For more information please visit

About the College Preparatory Invitational
The CPI is a three-day event designed to educate student riders about the different formats of college equestrian competitions and provide riders with resources to help them create their desired college equestrian experience. Riders in grades 8 through 12 have a chance to win scholarships in hunt seat equitation competition and participate in educational presentations throughout the event. In an effort to encourage academic excellence and embed social integrity as a lifelong commitment to the equestrian sport, the CPI Scholarship and Educational Fund also awards riders the opportunity to win scholarships for academics and community service. Please visit to learn more about the CPI.

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