USHJA Foundation Extends Travel Grant Deadline for CPI West Coast

 CPI Scholarship & Educational Fund

The CPI Scholarship and Educational Fund is a Public Charity under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and was created to encourage riders to educate themselves about the charitable organizations in their communities, lay emphasis on horsemanship and sportsmanship as key elements needed for equestrian success, and promote higher education as a foundation to future success in life. The CPI relies on donations from generous supporters to bring this unique event to fruition. In 2015, donations from Charles Owen Helmets, Footing First, The CPI Junior Ambassadors, Der Dau, allowed the CPI to present the highly acclaimed 2015 event and award $4,700 in scholarships to college bound equestrians.                                    


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MIAMI, Florida - January 29, 2016 - In order to accommodate competitors still completing their College Preparatory Invitational West Coast applications, the USHJA Foundation has extended its travel grant deadline to February 3, 2016. The USHJA Foundation, the charitable arm of the USHJA, offers travel grants to qualified applicants so they may attend the CPI West Coast in 2016.
The CPI West Coast horse show is scheduled for March 11 - 13, 2016, at the LA Equestrian Center's 'Equidome' in Burbank, California. Student riders wishing to secure an opportunity to compete at the CPI in California are encouraged to file their online applications as soon as possible.
The USHJA Foundation awarded five of these travel grants to student riders who attended the 2016 East Coast College Preparatory Invitational. Grant recipients were required to meet one of two academic requirements-either hold a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale or be in the top 20 percent of their class-and each had be accepted to the CPI. CPI 2016 Florida grant recipients included Chloe Bellerive, 17, of Keddysville, MD; Alexa Donsbach, 16, of Schererville, IN; Elizabeth Gilbert, Austin, TX; Tanner Pfeffer, 16, of Pataskala, OH; and Chace Simmons, 17, of Fredericksburg, VA.

USHJA Foundation Travel Grant Winners.

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 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. To learn more about the CPI, please visit
About the USHJA Foundation
The USHJA Foundation is the charitable arm of the USHJA. The USHJA Foundation's vision is that the hunter/jumper community embraces, supports and protects the people and horses who give their hearts to the sport. To learn more about how the USHJA Foundation is "Making a Difference," visit
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