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Promoting International Excellence
Building for the future
USET FOUNDATION Mission
The USET Foundation supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America’s elite and developing International High Performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.
Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced four athlete-and-horse combinations for the U.S. Endurance Squad for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018, which takes place Sept. 11-23 in Mill Spring, N.C. Following the 2016-2018 selection period, the US...
Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has named the NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team for the FEI Jumping Nations Cup CSIO5* Aachen on Thursday, July 19, 2018. The competition is part of the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen, running July 13-22. This event serves as a...
Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Finishes Third in FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ USA at Great Meadow International presented by Adequan®
Will Coleman Captures Individual Title at GMI by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 8, 2018 Chef d'Equipe Erik Duvander, Caroline Martin, Phillip Dutton, Buck Davidson and Sydney Elliott (Taylor Pence/US Equestrian) The Plains, Va. – The Land Rover U.S....
Update: US Equestrian Names Eight Athletes to Short List for FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team
Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) has named eight show jumping athletes to the Short List for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018 NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team. Athletes named to the Short List will compete at two...
The specific purpose for dressage is to develop a horse’s natural athletic ability and maximize its suppleness and attentiveness, all the while fostering ultimate harmony between horse and rider.
Somewhat comparable to a human triathlon, the discipline of eventing was historically developed to test the skills required of the working military mount — athleticism, agility, bravery, speed and endurance.
The primary focus of para-dressage sport is to provide educational and competitive opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities. In competition, each athlete is classified according to their functional ability.
Combined driving is designed to test a horse’s or a team’s speed, stamina, obedience, and athleticism, in three distinct and demanding phases usually held over the course of three days.
A reining competition essentially shows off the skills and athletic abilities necessary in the working ranch horse. Horses needed to be sturdy, quick, responsive, and agile to be able to herd and move cattle and other livestock across the range.
As its name implies, the discipline of endurance tests a horse’s fitness and stamina, and a rider’s horsemanship skills, in a long-distance competitive format where the condition of the horse is paramount.
“Funding received from the USET Foundation has made it possible for riders like myself to realize our dreams at the highest levels of equestrian sport. This financial support is the cornerstone to achieving international success for our top rides and horses.”McLain Ward, Jumping Athlete
how your donations help
Contributions made to the USET Foundation directly support the grants that the Foundation makes to the Federation for the High Performance programs. Annually, the USET Foundation awards grants covering more than 50% of the High Performance program budget. Donors may give an unrestricted gift or restrict their gift to a specific discipline.