College Preparatory Invitational Announces Piper Klemm as Judge and Speaker

Piper Klemm speaking at the 2021 CPI Florida. Photo by RandolphPR

Asbury, NJ – The College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) has named Piper Klemm as a judge and keynote speaker for the CPI New Jersey horse show, to be held September 11-12 in Asbury, NJ.

As the publisher of The Plaid Horse magazine and a successful equestrian entrepreneur, Klemm will share her experiences and expertise with students on Saturday, September 11, during the event’s educational presentations.

The following day, Klemm will preside over the event’s six divisions of competition, all aimed at giving equestrians in grades 8-12 the opportunity to experience the collegiate equestrian competition format.

“Piper has been a key speaker at several of our CPI events now, and I continue to invite her back each time because she has so much to offer to our students,” said Lindsay K. Martin, President of the CPI. “She conveys her knowledge and experiences in a way that students really take an interest in, and they walk away having learned something that they can hopefully apply to their own lives.

“With Piper now also judging horse shows across the country, it was the perfect fit to have her judge our competition as well,” continued Martin.

A lifelong equestrian and student of the sport, Klemm is a strong advocate for promoting educational opportunities and experiences, such as the CPI horse shows.

The CPI offers riders the opportunity to explore the college equestrian experience through comprehensive education, competition and scholarship/community service programs.

During the CPI New Jersey, athletes will attend an equestrian-focused college fair, listen to educational presentations, take advantage of the opportunity for direct conversations with college admissions representatives and equestrian team coaches and compete in front of college coaches.

To learn more about the CPI, visit

About Piper Klemm, Ph.D.

Piper Klemm is the owner and publisher of The Plaid Horse. Her mission is to educate young equestrians in every facet of our industry and to empower young women in particular to find their voices and stories – and to share them.

Klemm has spent her entire career focusing on education through various channels, including The Plaidcast, North America’s most listened-to horse show podcast; as a professor at Clarkson University; co-authoring the Show Strides book series; and by providing educational articles, grants, and experiential learning opportunities for riders of all ages and levels. She earned her Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.

Klemm currently resides in Canton, New York, with her husband, Adam Hill, and she trains with Balmoral Farm and Stonewall Ponies, competing in the amateur hunter divisions with MTM Sandwich.

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