CPI Announces TPH’s Piper Klemm to be Keynote Speaker

Dr. Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid Horse, will give a keynote address at The College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show on September 19, 2020 at The Ridge Farm in Asbury, New Jersey. 

Dr. Klemm will speak about academics, equine entrepreneurship, and ways to utilize the tools and opportunity in your situation to achieve. She will preview her highly regarded college courses and discuss the metagame of the equestrian industry. 

“I am looking forward to speaking at the College Preparatory Invitational and sharing my experience in the equine industry. I hope that I can help these young equestrians and give them advice that can help their dreams become a reality,” Klemm shared.

The College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) offers young equestrians (grades 8-12) the opportunity to explore the college equestrian experience through comprehensive education, competition, and scholarship/community service programs.

During the CPI event, athletes experience the college equestrian competition format and win scholarships in hunt seat equitation competition; they can explore an equestrian-focused college fair, attend educational presentations and take advantage of the opportunity for direct conversations with college admissions representatives and equestrian team coaches.

“We are excited to have Dr. Piper Klemm from Plaid Horse Magazine speak at CPI New Jersey. We feel that our student athletes can really relate to her and her story and that they walk away learning something. It is also a bonus that she takes the time to talk to most of our riders individually and answer questions they may have,” said Lindsay K. Martin, President of CPI. 

It can be difficult to pick what college might be right for you, which is why the CPI event is so important. By giving athletes the chance to experience the college equestrian competition format, they are able to see if it is a good fit for them and can determine what school they want to attend or apply. At CPI there are opportunities to win scholarships in hunt seat equitation competition. 

Throughout CPI, athletes can attend an equestrian-focused college fair, attend education presentations, such as Piper Klemm’s, and have the opportunity to have conversations with college admissions representatives and equestrian team coaches.

The Plaid Horse is a big supporter of education; whether it is a podcast, online or printed, The Plaid Horse has an avenue for equestrians of all ages. Our Annual Education Issue is published each Dec/Jan, and features information on various topics in the Equine Industry such as college equine programs, money management, and more. The online platform for The Plaid Horse has articles from different perspectives on a multitude of topics like choosing the right college, interviews with top riders, a conversation with a judge, and event tips on combining college studies and riding lessons. 

The Plaidcast has new episodes weekly with guests involved in the industry like Olympians, horse show managers, top trainers and riders, and industry insiders. The Plaidcast has in-depth conversations about topics that matter: horsemanship, collegiate equestrian, the state of our sport and horse show how-to’s for riders at every level.  

For more information about The College Preparatory Invitational, click here.

About Piper Klemm

Piper began her tenure as the Publisher of The Plaid Horse Magazine in 2014. She received her B.S. with Honors in Chemistry from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) in 2009 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012. 

She is an active member of the hunter/jumper community, owning a fleet of lease ponies and showing her horse MTM Sandwich in adult hunter divisions. Her goal is that everyone would take the time to be as educated about horsemanship and hunter/jumper sport as possible. 

In addition to The Plaid Horse, she pursues her commitment to education by teaching various college courses at St. Lawrence University

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