The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation is awarding a total of $50,000 in supplemental grants to members of the 2004 U.S. Olympic dressage team in further support of US Equestrian's High Performance Olympic preparations. The USET Foundation officers have approved these supplemental grants for the Olympic Dressage team members to help with costs incurred during their extended pre-Olympic stay in Europe.
“Pre-Olympic competition in Europe is a key part of our US Equestrian Federation's Olympic programs and is an absolute necessity if we are to achieve our goal of medal-winning performances,” said USET Foundation President Armand Leone, Jr. “We ask a lot of our riders by requesting that they leave home for extended training in Europe. Because of the generous support of the Dressage athletes and their supporters, the USET Foundation is thrilled to be able to help our Olympic Dressage team with these additional grants.”
The primary role of the USET Foundation is to support the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America's elite and developing International High Performance horses and athletes in partnership with the U.S. Equestrian Federation. Funds raised by the USET Foundation are used to help U.S. equestrian athletes achieve success in international competition including the Olympic Games. Those wishing to support this effort may do so by contributing to the USET Foundation, Gladstone, NJ 07934.
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