Editor’s note: Elizabeth has departed USDF.
Job title: Administrative Assistant
What is your main task in the office?
Providing administrative support for the Education Department with programs such as the Instructor/Trainer Program, Trainers Conference, Licensed Officials Initiatives & events, Safe Sport Initiatives, and a variety of other administrative tasks.
Members may call you concerning:
Members can call me with questions regarding the education programs.
How long have you been with USDF?
I just recently started, on May 16, 2022
How did you get started?
I recently graduated from the University of Kentucky in May and was searching for an office job in the equine industry.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I love being immersed in the dressage community, and working with my coworkers every day.
What is your favorite part of USDF?
Everyone in the office has been welcoming and very helpful, as I am just starting out. I also love being able to come to the Kentucky Horse Park every day, and being involved with the sport of dressage in a new way.
Share a little about yourself.
I grew up in a small town in Central Illinois and started riding when I was eight years old. I got my first horse, Lucy, when I was 11 and we competed in hunters and jumpers. I found my way to dressage after a bad fall, and fell in love with the sport. I now own an 11-year-old Morgan named Rusty, who I have had for nine years, and we compete at First Level. He will be making his move from Illinois to Kentucky in a couple of months. My goal is to compete at Second Level with him in a couple of years. I recently graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Equine Science and Management and a minor in Agricultural Economics. I was a member of the IDA Team at Upper Training Level in 2019 for the University of Kentucky. I have been in Kentucky since 2019, and am happy to call Lexington my new home.