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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.
Ellie Ferrigno Captures Victory in 2019 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – East
by the US Equestrian Communications Department/Jump Media Gladstone, N.J. – The win in the 2019 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – East went to Ellie Ferrigno (17) of Newtown, Conn., after four phases of competition on October 5-6 at the...
by US Equestrian Communications Department Barcelona, Spain – The NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team secured a three-way tie for third place with Brazil and Great Britain in the Longines FEI Nations Cup Final Challenge Cup, finishing on a team score of 12 under the lights at...
For Immediate Release October 3, 2019 Jennifer Wood firstname.lastname@example.org USET Foundation Launches New Book, “Riding for the Team” Gladstone, NJ – The U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation has launched a new book, “Riding for the Team,” edited by renowned equestrian...
US Equestrian Names Talented Jumping Team Lineups for Longines FEI Nations Cup™ Final and FEI Youth Nations Cup™ Final
by US Equestrian Communications Department Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the list of athletes who will represent the NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final CSIO, hosted from October 3-6, at Real Club de Polo...
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.