by Kim Haymond
Have you ever wondered about how the US Olympic equestrian teams are supported? Since 1950, it’s been thanks to the United States Equestrian Team Foundation! USET is the international equestrian competition team for the United States, and the Foundation supports the horses and competitors. It’s more than just the Olympics, though, and the team is bigger than just the Olympic disciplines.
Teams for international competitions in dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, para-equestrian, and vaulting are all supported by USET. The Olympic disciplines of show jumping, dressage, and eventing are the best known, but the competitors in all the other disciplines are just as talented, dedicated, and performing at the same high level. Along with the Olympics, these competitions include the World Championships, Pan American Games, World Equestrian Games, Badminton, Spruce Meadows and Rolex along with many more.
|Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event 2017, photo by Heather Malone|
|Dom Turner and friends competing in the 2017 Blackwater Swamp Stomp, photo by Mike Turner|
Want to help support some of the world’s best equine athletes and their partners? USET is conducting a fundraiser now and can use your help! You can support USET by making a donation here.
Donations to USET will help with the training, coaching, and competition expenses for these talented athletes, and support the next generation of top equestrians. To say ‘thank you’ to everyone who donates through our page, we are offering prize giveaways for all donors! Please visit our Facebook page for more details!