WHY SHOULD YOU BE A TEAM HORSE OWNER?
The United States Eventing Team needs you! During the first half century of Three-Day-Eventing, all international teams were produced from national armies, and so horses and riders were chosen and paired by command authority. Until about thirty years ago, our United States Equestrian Team continued that tradition of centralized matching on a voluntary basis. Today, however, riders are responsible for choosing, owning, and supporting their mounts. The costs have risen to the point where single ownership by a rider or sponsor has become largely prohibitive—making it virtually impossible for a top level eventer to compete in international games without unprecedented third-party support. We have the riders we need to win in the international arena. These riders, however, simply do not have the means to acquire the horses they need to be competitive. In short, the US needs more high-performance horses to support them. How can we all contribute to this need? Through an affordable and exciting opportunity called syndication.
WHY OWN THROUGH AN EVENTING SYNDICATE?
Chances are you are a horse lover and an eventing fan. All of us talk about helping our top riders (and those who are nearly there), but mostly we have limited ourselves to making cash donations to the USET Foundation. Although this foundation remains important to the future of our sport, it does not bring with it the phenomenal excitement of being directly connected to the top levels of eventing through horse ownership. Past and current owners can relate once-in-a-lifetime thrills at national championships, international events, and world games. The satisfaction of being an integral part of a top rider’s success—one that helps the US Team win a medal—is almost indescribable. Syndication provides nearly all of us with this opportunity—the ability to help our US Eventing Team regain its past glory while giving us in return all the privileges and benefits associated with horse ownership.
SYNDICATION IS MORE AFFORDABLE THAN YOU THINK!
We have provided a structure for a range of different syndication opportunities, starting as low as $2000/year. Each syndication level comes with specific tax advantages as well. While eventing horse ownership is not usually an investment opportunity for financial gain, the return you will experience by being a significant player in the future of our sport and Team USA will repay you over and over again. It may take some time to learn about all the details involved in syndication, but the message is that you CAN do this, and we hope you will.