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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.
Gladstone, N.J. - July 11, 2019 - The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a transformative new initiative, the Pathway to the Podium Participation Challenge. "During the Pathway to the Podium Participation Challenge, we...
Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team, the U.S. Driving Team, and the NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team that will compete in the 2019 World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen, July 12-21, in Aachen, Germany. These teams will join the...
Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the nomination of the following athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Dressage Team and Alternate for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. The following athlete-and-horse combinations will compose the U.S. Team (in...
Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the following combinations to the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Sweden during the 2019 Falsterbo Horse Show, July 6-14 in Falsterbo, Sweden. Robert Ridland will serve as the chef d’equipe. Eve...
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 approximately 50% of the High Performance program budget. Donors may give an unrestricted gift or restrict their gift to a specific discipline.