Oct 05, 2018

US Equestrian Updates SafeSport Sanctions List

By USEF - Edited Press Release

US Equestrian updated its SafeSport Sanctions List following the issuance of an interim suspension.

The interim suspension prohibits participation, in any capacity, in any activity or competition authorized by, organized by, or under the auspices of the United States Olympic Committee, the national governing bodies recognized by the United States Olympic Committee, including US Equestrian, and/or any US Equestrian Affiliated Organization.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is an independent, national nonprofit organization with exclusive authority under federal law to investigate and resolve allegations of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse and related misconduct associated with the National Governing Bodies recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee. US Equestrian members and participants agree to abide by its policies and procedures and are thus subject to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The Center’s policies and procedures are guided by the SafeSport Code, which can be found at www.safesport.org.

The SafeSport Sanctions List

The following is a list of individuals who are prohibited from participating in any activities and competitions that USEF licenses, endorses, or sponsors. Please see General Rule 703 for details on the regulations of suspended persons.

Banned

The following individuals from the discipline of eventing have been permanently banned by the U.S. Center for SafeSport or USEF for violations of the SafeSport Code or Federation Rules.

Name City/State (Last Known) NGB Decision Date Violation(s) Sanction(s) Breed / Discipline

DUNCAN, BARRY – Warrenton, VA/Equestrian/5/9/2018/Criminal Disposition/Permanent Ineligibility/Eventing

HEDIN, ROBERT – Glenmoore, PA/Equestrian/3/12/2018/Criminal Disposition/Permanent Ineligibility/Eventing

Interim

The following individuals from the discipline of eventing have been placed on an interim suspension by the U.S. Center for SafeSport pending the outcome of a formal investigation and final decision..

Name City/State (Last Known) NGB Decision Date Violation(s) Sanction(s) Breed / Discipline

BLACK, STUART– WEATHERFORD, TX/Equestrian/9/28/2018/Allegations of Misconduct/Interim Suspension/Eventing

TEMKIN, ANDREW – SAN RAFAEL, CA/Equestrian/6/29/2018/Allegations of Misconduct/Interim Suspension/Eventing

Please visit www.usef.org/compete/resources-forms/rules-regulations/safe-sport for more information about US Equestrian’s SafeSport initiative and related resources and a full list of banned and suspended individuals.

Questions about the SafeSport Sanctions List should be directed to the Center.

For questions regarding the US Equestrian's SafeSport Policy, please contact Sonja Keating at [email protected].

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