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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.
Mill Spring, N.C. – U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage presented by Deloitte athlete Rebecca Hart made history at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018 on Wednesday. She and El Corona Texel earned the first ever WEG para-equestrian dressage medal for the U.S....
Laura Graves and Verdades Take Home Silver in the Grand Prix Special at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018
Mill Spring, N.C. – It was a historic moment for U.S. dressage as Laura Graves and Verdades were awarded the individual silver medal after a stellar performance in the Grand Prix Special at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018 with a score of 81.717...
The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team Secures Olympic Qualification and Silver Medal at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018
The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team (Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photo) Mill Spring, N.C. – The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team secured the U.S. team Olympic qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and earned the team silver medal at the FEI World Equestrian Games...
Reiners thrilled the fans in Tryon as 63 horse-and-rider combinations representing 20 National Federations laid down impressive runs paid back by the judges with great scores. The Team Competition counted 12 full teams and, with a phenomenal 681 composite, Team USA...
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.