Staff Profile: Taylor Chism


Department: Competitions

Job title: Senior Competition Coordinator

What is your main task in the office?

I process the competition results, help competitors with score questions and I also oversee the Breeders Championship Series program, am liaison to the USDF Competition Management Committee, and Co-Liaison to the USDF Sport Horse Committee.

 Members may call you concerning:

Any questions regarding scores, when they will be posted on, or any aspect of the Breeders Championship Series program.

How long have you been with USDF?

I’ve been with USDF since January of 2016.

How did you get started?

I started working at USDF as the Competitions Department Assistant where I learned how competition results are processed, assisted with packing and organizing awards, and a variety of other tasks to assist the department.

What is the favorite part of your job?

Assisting USDF members and show management.

What is your favorite part of USDF?

My favorite part of USDF is that I have the opportunity to work in the equine industry, in the midst of the Kentucky Horse Park, and work with many like-minded horse people.

Share a little about yourself.

I am originally from just outside of Lexington, Kentucky and began riding horses when I was 5 years old. In 2015, I graduated from Morehead State University with a Bachelor of Science in Equine Science. I am married, have three horses, and a sassy Australian Shepherd. My horses and I enjoy trail riding, trail obstacle competitions, and performing with an equestrian drill team. I also serve on the Board of Directors for the Mountain Please Horse Association.

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