Elizabeth Juliano Establishes Human Sport Science and Medicine Challenge for Olympic Preparation

Elizabeth B. Juliano of Havensafe Farm.

Gladstone, NJ – July 29, 2015 – The United States Equestrian Team Foundation is pleased to announce a new fundraising effort, the “Elizabeth B. Juliano & Havensafe Farm Human Sport Science and Medicine Challenge,” to help prepare the United States Equestrian Team for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Juliano will match contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000 with the goal to raise $200,000 to implement the program. Gift commitments of $10,000 or more made by November 30, 2015 are eligible for the challenge and may be paid over a two-year period (2015 and 2016). All donations are tax deductible.

Juliano is an accomplished dressage rider, high performance dressage horse owner, USET Foundation Trustee and Chair of the Development Committee, all of which reflect her leadership and extraordinary commitment to this country’s United States Equestrian Teams.

The money raised will support the United States Equestrian Federation’s pilot program for Human Sports Science and Medicine (HSSM), which is vitally important in preparing riders for the upcoming Olympic Games where every detail of the preparation will be critical to success. The Equine Sports Science Medicine (ESSM) and HSSM personnel will be working together in a conjoined approach which will allow riders to improve their preparation for and performance at Rio 2016 as well as other Championships by working on their imbalances and injury prevention. The program will interact with riders’ trainers and SSM personnel so all support provided is coordinated with a focus on performance. Further information on the Program will be released to athletes and other key stakeholders by the USEF once the final details are in place.

For more information on the USET Foundation and the Elizabeth Juliano and Havensafe Farm Human Sport Science and Medicine Challenge, contact Bonnie Jenkins, Executive Director, at (908) 234-1251.

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org) is the non-profit organization that 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.

For more information on the USET Foundation, please call (908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org.

The USET Foundation has been awarded Charity Navigators’ highest honor, a Four Star rating for good governance, sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Contact: Rebecca Walton
USET Foundation
phone 561.753.3389 fax 561.753.3386

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