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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.
Aiken, S.C. – Jennifer Keeler and Katie Whaley capped off an epic combined driving season by winning the final USEF Combined Driving National Championships of 2018 following the Katydid CDE on Sunday. After three phases of competition, Keeler finished with 149.45...
Lexington, Va. - On the final day of the Virginia Horse Trials, Colleen Rutledge and C Me Fly jumped a clear round in the third and final phase of the USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championship to claim the title. In the USEF CCI1*-JR/YR Eventing National Championship,...
Eventing Athletes Ready to Compete for the USEF CCI1* and CCI1*-JR/YR National Championship Titles at 2018 Virginia Horse Trials
Lexington, Va. – Competitors have arrived at the Virginia Horse Center for the Virginia Horse Trials, home to the USEF CCI1* and USEF CCI1*-JR/YR National Championships this weekend. The championships, at their new home at the Virginia CCI/CIC Horse Trials, will...
Katydid Combined Driving Event Culminates 2018 Season with USEF Advanced Pony National Championships
Lexington, Ky. – The final USEF combined driving national titles of the 2018 competition year are up for grabs at the Katydid Combined Driving Event (CDE), running November 1-4, at Katydid Farm in Aiken, S.C. The USEF Advanced Pony National Championships will feature...
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.