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].
While every story submitted to the USEA for the June Horse of the Month was unique and special, it was Teddy’s story that stood out. Therefore, the USEA June Horse of the Month is Talon Ted aka "Teddy", a 14.1 hand, 17-year-old Paint Pinto Gelding owned by Eran Murray and ridden by Eran’s daughter, Brooke Murray.
This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
In 2000 and with the support of Joan Iversen Goswell, the Worth the Trust Scholarships were established to provide financial assistance to amateurs to pursue their education in eventing. The funds from the Worth the Trust Educational Scholarship may be used for training opportunities such as clinics, working student positions, and private or group instruction, or to learn from an official, course designer, technical delegate, judge, veterinarian, or organizer.
The spring eventing season in the Midwest is always a toss-up due to unpredictable weather. Will it rain, will it be sunny, or will it be a snowstorm? No one knows! Mid-America Combined Training Association’s (MACTA) first cross-country schooling of the season was cancelled in March due to extremely muddy footing conditions and by the time our April dates came around, COVID-19 was in full force and we were unable to host our cross-country schooling and schooling show.