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Safe Sport Sanctions

The U.S. Center for SafeSport maintains a Centralized Disciplinary Database as a resource designed to keep the public informed when individuals connected with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movements, including US Equestrian, are either subject to certain temporary restrictions pending investigation by the Center or are subject to certain sanctions after an investigation found them in violation of the SafeSport Code. To access the Centralized Disciplinary Database, go here https://uscenterforsafesport.org/response-and-resolution/disciplinary-database/

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.

*Sanctioned individuals who are deceased are removed from this list after 90 days.


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 Start Date Violation(s) Sanction(s) Breed / Discipline
ACEBAL, KENNETH ALPHARETTA, GA Equestrian 8/2/2018 8/2/2018 Criminal Disposition - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Dressage
AGUEL, GEORGE AGOURA HILLS, CA Equestrian 8/2/2018 8/2/2018 Criminal Disposition - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Paso Fino
BACON, MICKEY PARKER, CO Equestrian 8/2/2018 8/2/2018 Criminal Disposition - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Morgan
BELLUOMINI, GABRIEL BAKERSFIELD, CA Equestrian 11/1/2019 11/1/2019 Sexual Misconduct - involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Hunter
BRONFMAN, CLARE DELANSON, NY Equestrian 10/1/2018 10/1/2018 Criminal Disposition Permanent Ineligibility Jumper
CAMACHO, RUBEN NOVELTY, OH Equestrian 6/13/2019 6/13/2019 Criminal Disposition Permanent Ineligibility Hunter
CATES, RANDALL EDMOND, OK Equestrian 2/26/2015 2/26/2015 Sexual Misc. Involving Minors Permanent Ineligibility Saddlebred
DUNCAN, BARRY WARRENTON, VA Equestrian 5/9/2018 5/9/2018 Criminal Disposition - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Eventing
GIORGIO, JAMES BROAD BROOK, CT Equestrian 7/21/2018 7/21/2018 Criminal Disposition - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Morgan
GODSEY, PHIL TAYLORSVILLE, NC Equestrian 7/20/2018 7/20/2018 Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct Permanent Ineligibility Hackney/Roadster/Saddlebred
HEDIN, ROBERT GLENMOORE, PA Equestrian 3/12/2018 3/12/2018 Criminal Disposition - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Eventing
LINDSTEDT, JOHN SPENCER, MA Equestrian 4/2/2019 4/2/2019 Sexual Misconduct - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Jumper
LOBEL, BARRY BEDMINSTER, NJ Equestrian 4/28/2020 4/28/2020 Sexual Misconduct - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Hunter
MILNE, STEVE CORONADO, CA Equestrian 6/12/2020 6/12/2020 Sexual Misconduct - Involving Minor (Subject to Appeal) Permanent Ineligibility Hunter
MONETTI, JOHN SAINT JAMES, NY Equestrian 8/2/2018 8/2/2018 Criminal Disposition - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Hunter
MORRIS, GEORGE PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL Equestrian 8/5/2019 8/5/2019 Sexual Misconduct - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Jumper
NAVARRO, TOM ALDIE, VA Equestrian 12/19/2018 12/19/2018 Criminal Disposition - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Jumper
SILVA, JOSEPH SWANSEA, MA Equestrian 12/18/2018 12/18/2018 Criminal disposition - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Hunter
STEEGE, MITCHELL STOW, MA Equestrian 11/12/2018 11/12/2018 Sexual Misconduct - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Hunter
SUTTON, CHAN BRUNSWICK, GA Equestrian 11/13/2018 11/13/2018 Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct Permanent Ineligibility SHRSP
ULMER, DONALD WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD Equestrian 1/10/2019 1/10/2019 Criminal Disposition - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Arabian
WHEELER, GORDON "CAPPY" HARRODSBURG, KY Equestrian 8/2/2018 8/2/2018 Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct Permanent Ineligibility Saddlebred/Hackney/Hunter

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 Start Date End Date Violation(s) Sanction(s) Breed / Discipline
MASTERS, DOUGLAS LEXINGTON, KY Equestrian 2/25/2020 2/25/2020 Allegations of Misconduct Interim Suspension Jumper
MILINIK, PATRICIO GREENWICH, CT Equestrian 5/13/2020 5/13/2020 Allegations of Misconduct Interim Suspension Jumper
STAFFORD, SAM SPRINGFIELD, KY Equestrian 2/13/2020 2/13/2020 Allegations of Misconduct Interim Suspension SHRSP

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 Start Date End Date Violation(s) Sanction(s) Breed / Discipline
BARISONE, MICHAEL LONG VALLEY, NJ Equestrian 8/9/2019 8/9/2019 Criminal Disposition Ineligible Dressage
HAMMERSCHMIDT, LISA MONTPELIER, VA Equestrian 8/12/2019 8/12/2019 Criminal Disposition - Involving Minor Ineligible Hunter
HARRIES, DYLAN CYPRESS, TX Equestrian 4/17/2020 4/17/2020 Sexual Misconduct - involving Minor (Subject to appeal) Ineligible Hunter
KEOGH, THOMAS COVENTRY, CT Equestrian 12/16/2019 12/16/2019 Criminal Disposition Ineligible Hunter
PARDO, CARLOS GROVE CITY, OH Equestrian 3/26/2020 3/26/2020 9/26/2021 Sexual Misconduct - Involving Minor Suspension Jumper
SERIO, TOMMY ABERDEEN, NC Equestrian 5/18/2020 5/18/2020 11/18/2021 Intimate Relationship - involving a Power Imbalance, Sexual Misconduct Hunter