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Green Is the New Blue and College Preparatory Invitational Initiate Partnership

Partnership Kicks Off During CPI Florida at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in Wellington

Wellington, Florida-January 28, 2021- Green Is the New Blue, a non-profit organization that strives to reduce the environmental impact of horse shows and call equestrians to action for a more sustainable sport, is proud to partner with the CPI (College Preparatory Invitational) Horse Show, an organization that allows young equestrians to explore the college equestrian experience through a clinic, competition and a college fair feature.

As part of the partnership, Green Is the New Blue developed an Environmental Essay Scholarship, Environmental Steward Championship, and a college fair feature to promote environmental studies. The Environmental Essay Scholarship was created to inspire new ideas and raise consciousness of action in regard to our relationship with our planet. The Environmental Steward Championship, which will be awarded following CPI New Jersey 2021, is designed to give students resume writing experience and identify students serving as environmental leaders within their communities.

Within the event program, students could find a list of environmental programs for each college in attendance and follow up with questions at the Green Is the New Blue college fair table. The table also highlighted Green Is the New Blue's established initiatives, such as Refuse to Use and the Living Jump.

Lindsay Martin (right) of the College Preparatory Invitational awards Florida 2021 Overall High Point Rider to Olivia Jurado of Massachusetts. The CPI Horse Show at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in Wellington began Friday, January 15 with a clinic by Cindy Cruciotti of Serenity Stables, while a college fair took place around the perimeter of the arena. Following the clinic, a welcome reception was held at the West Palm Beach Marriott Hotel, including educational presentations and scholarship awards. Educational speakers included Equestrian College Advisor Randi C. Heathman, Bob Cacchione and Peter Cashman of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, Dr. Piper Klemm of The Plaid Horse Magazine, and Jane DaCosta of the Metropolitan Equestrian Team.

The inaugural Environmental Essay Scholarship Presented by Green Is the New Blue was awarded to Olivia Jurado of Massachusetts. In her essay, Jurado talked about her experience working with a sustainable living organization, where she learned about waste management. "It's crazy that Green Is the New Blue was a partner for CP. I was just starting to think about how I can expand and cross my new-found passion of sustainability more into the horse world... and that's what you do with Green Is the New Blue!"

The College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show would like to congratulate Ian McFarlin for his win of the Horsemanship Test Scholarship and Carly Stasio for her success in the Essay Scholarship. The competition component of the horse show ran on Saturday, where it culminated with the award of Overall High Point Rider to Olivia Jurado. CPI would also like to acknowledge the high point riders for each division; Advanced - Olivia Jurado, Open - Natalia Onisko of New Jersey, Intermediate - Kaitlyn Ingraham of New Jersey, and Novice - Charlotte Blanco of Florida.

For additional information about Green Is the New Blue's environmental initiatives at the College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show, please visit the website at or learn more on CPI's social media -

Also visit:, Instagram: @green_is_the_new_blue Facebook: @Green Is The New Blue

Published by Marty Bauman, Classic Communications January 28, 2021

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