SCAD's Eddie Federwisch Signs on as Coach for Hire for 2017 College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show

MIAMI, Florida - June 24,2016 - The College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) is pleased to welcome Savannah College of Art and Design's Eddie Federwisch as their Coach for Hire at the CPI horse show slated for January 13-15, 2017 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in Palm Beach, FL. The CPI requires a coach for all riders scheduled to compete, and in the case that a rider is not able to bring a coach with them, Federwischwill be available to coach student riders during the weekend for a fee of $80.
 
Eddie Federwisch has been involved as an IHSA Board of Director, judge and director of collegiate equestrian programs for more than 20 years.  He served as the program director at Virginia Intermont College from 1995-2013 winning 12 national championships including 3 IHSA Collegiate Cup National titles in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 9 Overall Tournament of Champions Overall Series titles during his tenure.
 
In 2013, Eddie became the Equestrian Director at the Savannah College of Art and Design.  Under the direction of Head Coach Ashley Henry the SCAD program has won 3 consecutive Tournament of Champions Overall Series titles as well as back-to-back IHSA Collegiate Cup National Championships in 2015 and 2016.
 
Eddie is a USEF recorded judge in the hunter and hunter/jumping seat equitation disciplines.  He has served as a judge at the IEA National Championships, NCEA National Championships, Big 12 Conference NCEA Championships, Ivy League Championships and numerous IHSA/IEA regional and zone finals.
 
The CPI Horse show in Palm Beach, Florida reached the six-year mark at the conclusion of the 2016 event with 140 student riders and roughly 30 participating college/universities in the United States. The roster of participants represented more than 30 states across the nation, including Hawaii.
 
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 www.collegeprepinvitational.com.
 
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