November 2015 - College Preparatory Invitational Update

Marnye Langer to judge Inaugural CPI in LA & six travel grants are available.

The College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) welcomes Marnye Langer as the judge for the Los Angeles CPI horse show which will take place for March 11-13, 2016 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA.

Also, six travel grants, up to $1,500 in value, have been made available for riders participating in either the Los Angeles event or the original CPI, held in Wellington, FL, in January. The grants have been recently made available by the USHJA Foundation.

November 30 is the application deadline.

Langer is an accomplished amateur competitor who is one of the few amateur riders to have earned an “R” judging license by the USEF. She has judged at a variety of shows around the country, including HITS Saugerties, Arizona, and Desert Circuit, as well as the North American Junior & Young Rider Championships.

She has also judged Arabian Sporthorses and IHSA shows.

Committed to giving back to her sport, Langer is President of Los Angeles Hunter Jumper Association and a Director of the USHJA Foundation, as well as a member of several USHJA committees.

She serves as the CFO for Langer Equestrian Group and Managing Director of the insurance agency, She is also a published author of The Tevis Cup: To Finish is to Win (Globe Pequot Press) and has won five national journalism awards.

In her spare time Langer campaigns her horse LEGIS Rockstar in the Amateur Owner Jumpers. The pair finished 2014 as the USEF National Reserve Champions Low Amateur Owner Jumpers, as well as USHJA Zone 10 and PCHA Champions. Langer has also won a variety of medal finals, including USEF Adult, CPHA Amateur, and Nor Cal Senior.

Judging equitation is one of her favorite aspects of officiating.

“We are so excited to have such an accomplished horsewoman join us as the judge for our inaugural event in Los Angeles,” said CPI president, Lindsay Martin. “The breadth and depth of Marnye’s knowledge as a judge combined with her experience as a competitor and involvement in the industry make her a terrific role model for the students showing at the event.”

In 2015, the CPI horse show marked its fifth year with 150 student riders and nearly 30 participating colleges/universities from all over the nation.  More than 30 states, including Hawaii, were represented by the diverse roster of participants who attended the CPI.

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 9 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.

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