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Supporting Athletes Promoting International Excellence Building for the future

Supporting Athletes
Promoting International Excellence
Building for the future


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.

Join us in supporting our U.S. Equestrian Teams at the 2018 World Equestrian Games “Triumph in Tryon”, a USET Foundation Benefit

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Join us in supporting our U.S. Equestrian Teams at the 2018 World Equestrian Games “Triumph in Tryon”, a USET Foundation Benefit

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Meet the Horses


The Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping Has Begun for Kent Farrington

Geneva, SUI – Dec. 10, 2017 – Kent Farrington won the Rolex Grand Prix at the CHI Geneva 2017. In the last leg of the year of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, the US American jumped to victory on Sunday afternoon at the sold-out Palexpo and thus celebrated the...

Show Jumping Icon William “Bill” Steinkraus Passes Away at Age 92

Gladstone, N.J. – December 6, 2017 – It is with great sadness that we learned today of the the passing of legendary equestrian, William “Bill” Steinkraus on November 29 at the age of 92. A five-time Olympian, four-time medal winner and first U.S. Show Jumping...

Join the USET Foundation This #GivingTuesday! Donate Today!

Gladstone, N.J. – Nov. 28, 2017 – During the month of November each year, thousands of nonprofit organizations participate in a special day following Black Friday and Cyber Monday called Giving Tuesday. This #GivingTuesday, on Nov. 28, holiday shoppers can participate...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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. 

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