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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.
US Equestrian Announces NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team for Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Mexico
Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced that the following athlete-and-horse combinations have been named to the NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team for the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Mexico on Sunday, April 22. The competition is the second of three North and Central...
Paris, France – April 15, 2018 – Following McLain Ward’s triumphant victory in 2017, the USA claimed back-to-back Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final titles on Sunday as Beezie Madden and Breitling LS were named this year’s champions. After winning the first two...
Laura Graves and Verdades Earn Personal Best in Grand Prix Freestyle at FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final
Paris, France – April 14, 2018 – Following an exciting FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final in Omaha, Nebraska, in 2017, international dressage fans had their eyes glued to the competition in Paris to see if the world No. 1 ranked rider from Germany could defend her title or...
Laura Graves and Verdades Clinch First Place at FEI World Cup™ Finals Paris Grand Prix with Personal Best Score
Paris, France – April 13, 2018 – The 2018 FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final officially kicked off on Friday with the Grand Prix, where the United States’ Laura Graves prevailed over longtime rival and defending World Cup champion Isabell Werth of Germany. Graves earned a...
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.