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Written by: Carrie Wirth
Client: Bernie Traurig and
Release Date: 2012-01-12

The legendary, Bernie Traurig, will speak at the College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) to present his educational online program: The presentation will be held in the Special Events Pavilion at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center at 5:00 pm on Saturday, January 14, 2012. is offering a special rate for colleges, universities, schools and youth organizations that provide riding programs or equine degree programs. Participating programs can earn free subscriptions for coaches to use as curriculum.

According to Shelby French, CEO of United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) and former Director of Riding at Sweet Briar College, "What Bernie is offering through his equine educational program is something you should seriously explore to enhance the program of teaching and training at your college. This is a truly amazing educational opportunity and one that I hope you will spend some time investigating and imagining the many ways that you can utilize it in your curriculum."

In its second year, the CPI provides college-bound high school students an opportunity to compete in a format similar to the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) while experiencing a world-class venue. The organizers of the CPI believe that equestrian talent, not finances, should dictate a rider's opportunity to be a part of a collegiate team. The CPI provides the horses and tack for the show. Competitors incur no cost of transporting horses to the show. CPI riders compete on a level playing field aboard unknown horses before an audience of prospective equestrian collegiate coaches.

Traurig is judging the CPI along with Scott Hofstetter, in addition to speaking at 5:00 in the Special Events Pavilion on Saturday, January 14th.

Traurig is a uniquely gifted and rare talent. Throughout his career he excelled in multiple disciplines including equitation (winning both the AHSA Medal and the ASPCA Maclay), jumpers, hunters, eventing and dressage. Traurig represented the United States Equestrian Team both at home and abroad. He reached the top of the sport in three of the International Equestrian Olympic disciplines: show jumping, dressage, and eventing. In 2009 he was inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame. In 2010, the California Professional Horsemen's Association honored him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. He is currently the West Coast's Associate Chef d' Equipe to George H. Morris, the Chef d' Equipe of the United States Equestrian Foundation's Show Jumping Team. is an online education service that provides systematic, online "lessons" presented by Bernie Traurig and a host of world-class trainers and competitors, including Rodrigo Pessoa, Eric Lamaze, Laura Kraut, Ian Millar, Missy Clark, Peter Pletcher, Louise Serio, Julie Winkel and many more. High quality, dynamic content is constantly added, providing the ideal learning portal for novice through advanced riders. It is a comprehensive resource for amateurs to augment their lessons, for trainers and professionals looking for lesson support materials and for riders with no access to qualified training.

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