Jun 30, 2018

USEF Updates Safe Sport Sanctions List

By USEF - Edited Press Release

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian updated its Safe Sport Sanctions List yesterday following the issuance of a temporary suspension. The U.S. Center for SafeSport issued the temporary suspension based on allegations of misconduct.

The temporary 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 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

CATES, RANDALL – Edmond, OK Equestrian 2/26/2015 Sexual Misc. Involving Minors Permanent Ineligibility Saddlebred

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

WILLIAMS, JIMMY (DECEASED) – Flintridge, CA Equestrian 2018 Sexual Misconduct Permanent Ineligibility Jumper

Interim

The following individuals 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

LINDSTEDT, JOHN – Spencer, MA Equestrian 3/27/2018 Allegations of Misconduct Interim Suspension Jumper

MANNING, JOHN – Shelburne Falls, MA Equestrian 5/25/2018 Allegations of Misconduct Interim Suspension Jumper

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

Suspensions

The following individuals have been sanctioned with a period of suspension 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

ACEBAL, KENNETH – Alpharetta, GA Equestrian 4/8/2013 Criminal Disposition Expulsion Dressage

AGUEL, GEORGE – Agoura Hills, CA Equestrian 9/3/2008 Criminal Disposition Expulsion Paso Fino

MONETTI, JOHN – Saint James, NY Equestrian 4/23/2008 Criminal Disposition Expulsion Hunter

Please visit www.usef.org/compete/resources-forms/rules-regulations/safe-sport for more information about US Equestrian’s Safe Sport initiative and related resources.

Questions about the Safe Sport Sanctions List should be directed to the Center.

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

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