The U.S. Center for SafeSport has notified US Equestrian of updates to its Disciplinary Records following the issuance of a Temporary Suspension to Tommy Serio and Neil Donnelly, Jr., based on allegations of misconduct. In addition, Robert Bielefeld is no longer under a Temporary Suspension, as his suspension was lifted by an arbitrator following an interim measures hearing.
Any person under a Temporary Suspension is prohibited from participating, in any capacity, in any activity or competition authorized by, organized by, or under the auspices of the United States Olympic Committee, US Equestrian, and any US Equestrian affiliated organization. Frequently asked questions regarding temporary suspensions are available here.
US Equestrian wants every athlete, parent, coach, support staff, and trainer to know: if you are a victim of abuse or suspect abuse of any kind, there are resources and people to help. The U.S. Center for SafeSport and US Equestrian are working together to provide education and resources to ensure young people and the adults who support them are empowered to speak up and create the safe, respectful environment all athletes deserve. Please visit US Equestrian’s Safe Sport page for these resources and more information about US Equestrian’s Safe Sport initiative.
Please go to www.safesport.org for information about the U.S. Center for SafeSport and the SafeSport Code. For information regarding the US Equestrian Safe Sport Policy, please contact Sonja Keating at [email protected].
Lynn Klisavage got her start teaching riding lessons on Barber’s Point Naval Air Base on O’ahu, Hawaii in the 1960s. When she was in her early 20s, she and her family relocated to Colorado Springs, Colorado, and it was there that Klisavage became the Director of the Air Force Academy Stables.
In 2008, the USEA Young Event Horse Program (YEH) had 20 competitions on the YEH calendar, 36 horses who qualified to compete in the championships, and 15 horses who competed in the 2008 USEA YEH Championships held in Wayne, Illinois at Lamplight Equestrian Center.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce a virtual Adult Team Challenge to take place this fall. Following the cancellation of the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds, including the Adult Team Championships (ATC), the Adult Rider Coordinators came together to develop an opportunity for their peers.
For over 20 years the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) has been educating all levels of eventing instructors to confirm their knowledge base, both theoretical and practical, upon which they will continue to build throughout their teaching lifetime. The USEA is now shining the spotlight each month on some of the 300 ICP Certified Instructors.