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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.
U.S. Driving Team Wins First-Ever FEI World Equestrian Games™ Gold Medal, Delivering Epic Grand Finale to Tryon 2018
Mill Spring, N.C. – In a week that exuded many historic moments for U.S. equestrian teams, combined driving added another. They closed out their home FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) with their first-ever four-in-hand team gold medal at Tryon 2018 on Sunday. The U.S....
Mill Spring, N.C. – On the final day of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018, the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team showed their strength and depth with all four riders finishing in the top-16 of the FEI World Jumping Individual Championship. The team’s top...
Hart, Shoemaker, Trunnell Add to U.S Para-Dressage Medal Haul at FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018
Mill Spring, N.C. – The U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte athletes Rebecca Hart, Kate Shoemaker, and Roxanne Trunnell increased the medal tally for the U.S. at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018 on Saturday. Following the Freestyle...
U.S. Vaulting’s Pacific Coast Vaulters Earn Fourth in World Squad Vaulting Championship at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018
Mill Spring, N.C. – The U.S. Vaulting Team individual female and individual male competitors and squad took to the ring one more time at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018 on Saturday, September 22, for the final freestyle round. Chef d’Equipe Emma Seely...
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.