Staff Profile: Lauren Curnutte


Department: Administration

Job title:  Receptionist 

What is your main task in the office?

Answering the USDF office phone and answering any general questions callers may have. I also serve as a back-up to the membership department.

Members may call you concerning:

Anything and everything! If I cannot answer your question, I know someone who can. 

How long have you been with USDF?

I started in April of 2023

How did you get started?

I made the switch to an office-type position working at The Kentucky Horseshoeing School as the Admissions Registrar after years of working at both the Kentucky Horse Park’s Breeds Barn and at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. I found that I loved an office environment, especially offices that still pertain to the equine industry! Once I learned of an opening at USDF, transitioning here felt like the right move and a wonderful opportunity. I couldn’t be more pleased with my decision! 

What is your favorite part of your job?

I love being able to help our members with their general questions or transferring them to the person in our office who can best help them. Hearing the magical words “Thank you” puts a smile on my face every time. 

What is your favorite part of USDF?  

The amazing family of coworkers I have here, and working at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park every day. Also, I am so proud to be supporting the artform that is dressage in a small way.

Share a little about yourself.

I grew up in Ashland, KY and graduated from Morehead State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Equine Science. I have a beautiful black Quarter Horse gelding named Onyx, whom I absolutely adore as my “heart horse”. Onyx and I have started showing in reining, but we have also dabbled in jumping and trail obstacles, to name just a few! We’ve recently started showing with the International Liberty Horse Association. I also ride with the equestrian drill team, Rockin R Rhythm Riders, and serve as a PAC board member for the Kentucky Horseshoeing School.

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