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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.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA - April 8, 2019 - The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation announced today it will host a fundraising event at the beautiful Pomponio Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe, California on Friday, April 26, 2019. Dubbed the Spring Soirée, the evening...
Gothenburg, Sweden – April 7, 2019 – The battle for the FEI Jumping World Cup Finals title continued on Sunday with the final two rounds in Final III in the Scandanavium arena in Gothenburg, Sweden. In a tight race to the finish, the top ten competitors entered the...
U.S. Riders Score Over 80 Percent and Earn Top Seven Finishes In FEI Dressage World Cup™ Finals Grand Prix Freestyle
Gothenburg, Sweden – April 6, 2019 – For the third consecutive year, world No. 1 Isabell Werth of Germany and Weihegold Old captured the gold in the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final, held this year in Sweden at the 2019 Gothenburg Horse Show. Following suit, Laura Graves...
by US Equestrian Communications Department Gothenburg, Sweden – April 5, 2019 – With ground to cover, the U.S. combinations headed into Friday evening’s Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final II looking to improve their positions in the second round of the Longines FEI...
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.