Staff Profile: Katie Lewis

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Department:  Marketing

Job title: Graphic and Multimedia Coordinator   

What is your main task in the office?    

Print and web design, agency advertisements, YourDressage maintenance support, and digital asset management.

Members may call you concerning:

Logo and artwork requests, USDF Arts Contest submissions/questions, YourDressage Photo of the Week submissions, ad and photo needs

How long have you been with USDF?    

March of 2019

How did you get started?

I got my BFA in Graphic Design from Murray State University. Before coming to USDF, I worked for the Kentucky Arts Council as their graphic designer for almost a decade. Right out of college, I worked as a freelance designer for my own company.

What is the favorite part of your job?   

I’m lucky to be able to combine my passion for art and horses for a living.

What is your favorite part of USDF?       

I love experiencing the camaraderie of the members of our sport, and the sense of community the organization inspires.

Share a little about yourself.     

I started riding lessons when I was 7, breaking my dressage teeth on Polish Arabians owned and trained by Linda Word. I took a hiatus from horses during college, but pined for them too hard to stay away for long. So I started volunteering at Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, earning my PATH Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification and teaching for CKRH. I picked my dressage training back up during this time, riding with Georgetown trainer Danielle Ritter. I finally got my first horse at age 30, an 18 hh warmblood named George, who is as goofy and sweet as he is big. He’s already surpassed me in his dressage schooling, currently training First Level and patiently allowing me to catch up. We would eventually love to earn our bronze medal together. When I’m not at the barn, I’m working on my various half-finished novels, kayaking, bragging about my cats and dog, or enjoying being a newlywed with my husband.  

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