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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 named the NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Ireland at the Dublin Horse Show on Friday, August 10, 2018. This event serves as a designated observation event for determining the 2018 NetJets U.S....
Payne, Smith and White Selected for USET Foundation Jacqueline B. Mars International Competition Grants
Gladstone, N.J. - June 27, 2018 - The USET Foundation is pleased to announce this year's recipients of the Jacqueline B. Mars International Competition Grants: Douglas Payne, Tamra Smith and Sharon White. The grant is awarded to eventing athletes who have been...
Aachen, Germany – July 22, 2018 – On the final day of dressage competition at World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen, The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage riders headed down centerline for the CDIO5* Grand Prix Freestyle. While Germany’s Isabell Werth claimed the win on...
Aachen, Germany – July 21, 2018 – Riders returned to the arena on Saturday, July 21, in Aachen, Germany to continue their battle for the top podium placing in the CDIO5* Nations Cup. Despite solid performances by The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team and their strong...
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.