IHSA Veteran Naomi Blumenthal Will Serve as Judge for the College Preparatory Invitational Texas Horse Show

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TheCollege Preparatory Invitational (CPI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Naomi Blumenthal as judge for the CPI Texas horse show, which takes place March 10-12, 2017 at the Texas Rose Equestrian Center in Tyler, Texas. In addition to being a USEF ‘R’ Steward and Hunter / Hunter Seat Equitation Judge, Naomi has a long history with the IHSA. She served for 27 years as Varsity Coach for Cazenovia College, where she trained numerous National, Zone, and Regional Champions and a National Reserve Champion team. She is currently the Executive Treasurer of the IHSA and has served the organization in several capacities for more than 30 years. 

Naomi is a Syracuse, NY-native and was an active horse show exhibitor before she turned her talents to management. For the past 30 years she has managed top horse shows in the United States including fourteen USEF shows in Zone 2 with Hunter and Hunter Seat Equitation and / or Jumper Divisions as well as several other major USEF multi-breed shows and competitions recognized by the AQHA, PHBA, NRHA as well as the New York State Fair Horse Show.

Naomi has served as the chair of the USEF Show Secretary’s Committee since its inception. She has worked on the Zone 2 Hunter Finals every year since its inception. She is the current President Elect of the National PHA and Chairman of the Syracuse Chapter of the PHA. She has served as director and secretary of the NY State Horse Council and has participated as a member of the Affiliates Committee of the USHJA representing the IHSA and the PHA.

“I am honored to have Naomi as judge for our CPI Texas event,” said CPI president Lindsay Martin. “It is my priority as we continue to grow and expand the CPI program to work with industry experts like Naomi who can help to shape our offerings and ensure that we are giving our student riders the best possible experience as they prepare to make their college choices.”

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 8 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 http://www.collegeprepinvitational.com.