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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. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte Victorious at Adequan® Global Dressage Festival 2 CPEDI3*
Wellington, Fla. – The U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte had another victorious outing at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) presented by Deloitte on January 19-21. The team consisted of Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Katie Jackson...
USET Foundation’s “Triumph in Tryon” Delivers Evening to Remember with Crucial Funds Raised for 2018 World Equestrian Games
Wellington, Fla. – Jan. 22, 2018 – On Friday, Jan. 19, the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation hosted the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) benefit, "Triumph in Tryon," in Wellington, Florida. Co-chaired by USET Foundation President and CEO Jim...
Jane Forbes Clark Honored as Recipient of USET Foundation’s 2018 R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award
Wellington, Fla. – Jan. 20, 2017 – The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation has announced this year’s recipient of the R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award, Jane Forbes Clark. This award honors and recognizes a trustee on the USET Foundation...
Wellington, Fla. – Jan. 20, 2018 – The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation is pleased to announce that show jumping veteran McLain Ward is the recipient of the 2018 Whitney Stone Cup. “It’s a great honor,” said Ward on receiving the 2018 Whitney Stone Cup....
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.