What is the USET Foundation?
Established as a not-for-profit charitable organization, the USET Foundation's role is to help provide funding for the High Performance competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America's elite and developing athletes and horses in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.
What are the High Performance equestrian programs?
High Performance programs are developed in the eight international equestrian disciplines of dressage, eventing, jumping, driving, endurance, reining, para equestrian and vaulting. These programs train and support our top athletes and horses to compete at the Olympics, World Championships, Pan American Games and other top international competitions. The High Performance programs provide support for our world-class Olympic coaches, international competition and training grants, national training sessions and talent search programs to identify future elite equestrian athletes. In addition, dressage athletes with disabilities participate in Paralympic and World Championship competition.
How is the USET Foundation funded?
The Foundation is funded through tax-deductible contributions primarily from individuals who want to support our country's international horses and athletes. The Foundation receives no direct or indirect government subsidy.
Does the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) fund High Performance programs?
Yes. The USOC provides approximately 20% of the Federation's annual High Performance budget. The grant amount varies from year to year based on program needs and competitive results.
How will my contribution be used?
Contributions made to the USET Foundation directly support the grants that the Foundation makes to the Federation for the High Performance programs. In 2013, the USET Foundation awarded grants totalling $2,486,000 covering more than 60% of the High Performance annual budget.