Staff Profile: Emily Koenig


Editor’s note: Emily retired from USDF in the Spring of 2023

Department: Marketing Department

Job title:  Senior Publications Coordinator

What is your main task in the office?    

My main responsibility is production and design of the USDF Connection magazine. I also now work on USDF’s new publications website, I work with our marketing team to obtain content and post it to the website.

Members may call you concerning:

The USDF Connection magazine or I am also the person you would call if you need help submitting a photograph for the Yearbook issue of the magazine.

How long have you been with USDF?    

14 years

How did you get started?

I have always held the same title at USDF.

What is the favorite part of your job?   

Working on putting together the magazine

What is your favorite part of USDF?       

I love the sport of dressage and enjoy working behind the scenes.

Share a little about yourself   

I have worked in the publishing field for over 30 years. I worked for a Thoroughbred racing publication and for the American Saddlebred Horse Association before coming to USDF. I used to ride dressage and even played a little bit of polo when I was younger. I have always loved horses, and I am glad I am still involved with them.

Additional thoughts:

I have gone through a lot of changes in my career and had to reinvent myself a few times. Don’t be afraid to learn new things.


  1. […] Emily is the USDF Senior Publications Coordinator, and she has been with USDF for almost 15 years.  She uploads stories onto YourDressage, maintains the scheduling calendar, and leads weekly meetings with the YourDressage editorial team to check the status of all content. One of her favorite articles since our launch is A Day in the Life of a Dressage Photographer, where John Borys gives us a fun and colorful peek behind the lens at what he does in a typical day at a horse show.  She also likes Dressage Therapy – How Dressage Has Helped My Daughter, where Jennie Pruden writes about how much her autistic daughter Payton has benefitted from dressage.  […]

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