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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.
Wellington, Fla. – March 15, 2019 – On the final day of the 2019 FEI Nations Cup competition in Wellington, riders prepared for a day full of freestyles to battle it out for the remaining individual medals up for grabs. In the CDI-U25 division, Lauren Asher of the...
Wellington, Fla. – March 15, 2019 – Competition for the CDIO3* Nations Cup concluded Friday evening with individual medals earned in the Intermediate I Freestyle and Grand Prix Freestyle. The Nations Cup this year proved to be a great ‘dress rehearsal’ for many of the...
Wellington, Fla. – March 14, 2019 –Following the CDI-U25 competition Thursday evening, the senior riders took to the ring to conclude the team competition of the CDIO3* Nations Cup beginning with the FEI Intermediate I and closing out with the FEI Grand Prix Special....
Wellington, Fla. – March 13, 2019 – Following the conclusion of the podium ceremony for the CDIO-U25 Nations Cup team competition, the senior riders took to the ring for the CDIO3* Nations Cup beginning the small tour division with the FEI Prix St. Georges test and...
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.