Staff Profile: Stacy Durham

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Department: Education

Job title: Senior Education Coordinator

What is your main task in the office?

I work with sport horse education and competition programs, as well as licensed officials’ education.

Members may call you concerning:

All things sport horse-USDF Breeders Championship Series, Sport Horse Education Programs, Breeder of Distinction Awards; as well as Technical Delegate education, and Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Judge education.

How long have you been with USDF?

Since 2013

How did you get started?

As the Results Coordinator in the Competitions Department

What is the favorite part of your job?

I love the numerous educational opportunities I get to experience relating to the dressage sport horse. People forget how important breeding and development is in equine industries.

What is your favorite part of USDF?

Working at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park certainly isn’t a hardship, but I most appreciate getting to work with like minded individuals who understand and appreciate the priorities and responsibilities that come along with horse ownership. Not to mention, I love my department and have the best coworkers ever!

Share a little about yourself.

I grew up on Maui, Hawaii and was immersed in the island’s horse world, which primarily constituted hunters, jumpers, and dressage. I later moved to Kentucky to go to college, as I wanted to be close to the Kentucky Horse Park. After moving, I became an eventer, and over the years, my focus has transitioned over to dressage with jumping being more of a cross-training and “for fun” activity. We operate a small non-profit out of our home farm in central Kentucky, which is focused on retraining/repurposing horses for new careers. I am a lover of all furry critters, and name them all after my favorite movie and literary characters. My husband and I are currently owned by six beautiful horses of varying breeds, three dogs, and two cats.  Aloha!

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