The United States Equestrian Team Foundation

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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.



From the Newsroom

Sweepa de Roma! McLain Ward and HH Azur Win Grand Prix of Rome

Sweepa de Roma! McLain Ward and HH Azur Win Grand Prix of Rome

Rome, Italy – May 29, 2016 – McLain Ward closed out his domination of the Rome CSIO5* with one final victory: the $220,000 Grand Prix of Rome. After piloting HH Azur to a double clear round for Team USA during the Nations Cup and securing two wins with HH...

Sweepa de Roma! McLain Ward and HH Azur Win Grand Prix of Rome

Rome, Italy – May 29, 2016 – McLain Ward closed out his domination of the Rome CSIO5* with one final victory: the $220,000 Grand Prix of Rome. After piloting HH Azur to a double clear round for Team USA during the Nations Cup and securing two wins with HH...

Disciplines

Show Jumping

Show jumping enjoys its place, both nationally and internationally, as one of the most popular and perhaps most recognizable equestrian events.

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Dressage

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.
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Eventing

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.
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Para-Dressage

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.
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Combined Driving

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.
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Reining

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.
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Vaulting

Often described as gymnastics performed on horseback, vaulting’s origins can be traced back to Roman games which included acrobatic displays performed on cantering horses.

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Endurance

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.
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Help support America’s Team

There are many ways to help the United States Equestrian Team. By contributing to the USET Foundation, your support will be instrumental in providing the funding for the High Performance competition, training, coaching, travel and education needs of America’s elite and developing athletes in all eight disciplines.

Ride to Rio

Help support America’s Team on their Ride to Rio and the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games by purchasing a symbolic gift.

Gold Medal Club

Become a Gold Medal Club member by donating a monthly gift of $100 or more. Learn about our Gold Club Medal benefits.

Dressage Challenge

Fritz and Claudine Kundrun invite you to join them in support of the High Performance Dressage program.



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. 

2015 Expenses

“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