Staff Profile: Elena Sandidge


Department: Competitions

Job title: Senior Competition Coordinator

What is your main task in the office?

Processing USDF Competition Recognition applications and reviewing prize lists.

Members may call you concerning:

USDF competition recognitions, prize lists reviews, insurance certificates, and anything competition management-orientated that you can think of before the show.

How long have you been with USDF?

Six years

How did you get started?

I started as the Competitions Department Assistant. I processed show results and verified scores before working in my current position.

What is the favorite part of your job?

Being able to help show management and also having a wide variety of things to do.

What is your favorite part of USDF?

Being able to work with like-minded horsey people and also working in the beautiful surroundings of the Kentucky Horse Park.

Share a little about yourself.

I’m from Scotland originally. I’ve ridden horses since I was very small. I started out jumping and trail riding but got interested in dressage in my teens. I tend to stick to riding horses on the flat now. I occasionally still jump, but only the tiny stuff.

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