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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 the nomination of the following athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Pan American Jumping Team and the Traveling Reserve for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. The following athlete-and-horse combinations will compose...
Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has named the following combinations to the U.S. Young Rider Jumping Team for the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Hagen CSIOY from June 12-16 at Future Champions in Hagen, Germany. Anne Kursinski will serve as chef d’equipe for the U.S. team. In...
NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team Headed to Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final After Claiming Bronze in Canada
by US Equestrian Communications Department/Jump Media Langley, Canada – June 3, 2019 – The NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team earned a spot in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final with a bronze-medal finish in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Canada during...
Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian has named the following combinations to the Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team for the Caledon Spring Jubilee CPEDI3* taking place May 31-June 1 in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. Regina Cristo will serve as chef d'equipe for the U.S. team....
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 approximately 50% of the High Performance program budget. Donors may give an unrestricted gift or restrict their gift to a specific discipline.