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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 is pleased to announce that the following athletes have been named to the NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team for the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ CSIO5* Rome, Italy from May 23-27. Kent Farrington (Wellington, Fla.) Lauren Hough (Wellington,...
US Equestrian Names Show Jumping Junior and Children’s Nations Cup Teams for Langley Odlum Brown BC Open
Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced that the following athletes will participate in the Junior and Children’s Nations Cup competitions as part of the Langley Odlum Brown BC Open, taking place Tuesday, May 29 through Sunday, June 3 at Thunderbird Show Park....
Lexington, Ky. – May 7, 2018 – The USET Foundation is pleased to announce that this year's recipient of the Pinnacle Cup Trophy at the 2018 Land Rover® Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI4*, which took place April 26–29 at the Kentucky Horse Park, is Marilyn Little of...
US Equestrian Names Short List for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team
Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has named the Short List for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018 The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team. The Short List will compete in designated Observation Events throughout the summer. The following horse-and-athlete...
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.