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SUPPORTING ATHLETES • PROMOTING INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE • BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE

Medal of Giving exceeds goal raising $72,480!

Congratulations to the winners of the Medal of Giving competition and thank you to all the generous donors whose participation in the GIVING GAMES contributed to success.

An anonymous donor has won the Giving Games Gold Medal with donations totalling $36,240!

Ziegler Family Foundation earns the Giving Games Silver Medal with donations of $10,000!

Karen Long Dwight surged ahead with donations of $5,100 to take the Giving Games Bronze Medal!

SUPPORTING ATHLETES • PROMOTING INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE • BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE

Medal of Giving exceeds goal raising $72,480!

Congratulations to the winners of the Medal of Giving competition and thank you to all the generous donors whose participation in the GIVING GAMES contributed to success.

An anonymous donor has won the Giving Games Gold Medal with donations totalling $36,240!

Ziegler Family Foundation earns the Giving Games Silver Medal with donations of $10,000!

Karen Long Dwight surged ahead with donations of $5,100 to take the Giving Games Bronze Medal!

FIND OUT WHAT IT TAKES

Inspirational stories of the USA’s medal-winning equestrians and their horses.

  • 8 Equestrian Sports
  • 47 Riders, Drivers, and vaulters share their stories, and those of their medal-winning horses
  • 150+ color photos from top international events from around the world

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.
 

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USET Foundation Exceeds Giving Games Goal

Gladstone, NJ – August 12, 2020 – Through the Giving Games, and with the help of incredible equestrian sport fans, the USET Foundation and US Equestrian raised more than $72,000 to support and sustain U.S. athletes preparing for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games,...

Giving Games for U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Equestrians Ends Tomorrow

Lexington, KY/Gladstone, NJ – August 8, 2020 – While equestrians across the country have raised more than $48,000 in the past two weeks, support for our Olympic and Paralympic equestrian hopefuls is still needed. There is still time left to donate and be a part of the...

Disciplines

Show Jumping

Show jumping enjoys its place, both nationally and internationally, as one of the most popular and perhaps most recognizable equestrian events.

Dressage

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.

Eventing

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.

Para-Dressage

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

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.

Reining

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.

Vaulting

Often described as gymnastics performed on horseback, vaulting’s origins can be traced back to Roman games which included acrobatic displays performed on cantering horses.

Endurance

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 approximately 50% of the High Performance program budget.  Donors may give an unrestricted gift or restrict their gift to a specific discipline. 

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