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, visit https://uscenterforsafesport.org/response-and-resolution/centralized-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, or whose participation is limited as listed below. Please see General Rule 703 for details on the regulations of suspended persons.

Those individuals who are temporarily suspended, suspended, or permanently banned aren’t allowed on the grounds of a USEF licensed, endorsed, or sponsored competition from the time that competition participants are permitted on the grounds until after the last participant leaves.

If you become aware that a suspended individual is on competition grounds inform the competition officials or Competition Management and report to US Equestrian (https://members.usef.org/reporting-forms/safe-sport-incident). Competition Management will remove them from the grounds.

*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
ROCCAFORTE, MICHAEL CARMEL, IN Equestrian 5/23/2024 5/23/2024 Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct; Criminal Disposition - involving a minor Permanent Ineligibility
BROWN, HARRISON CLACKAMAS, OR Equestrian 8/2/2023 8/2/2023 Sexual Harassment - involving Minors; Sexual Misconduct - involving a minor; Physical Misconduct Permanent Ineligibility Jumper
BENNANI, ZOUBAIR OCALA, FL Equestrian 4/27/2023 4/27/2023 Sexual Misconduct; Physical Misconduct; Abuse of Process Permanent Ineligibility Jumper
CAMPF, JEFF CANBY, OR Equestrian 3/1/2023 3/1/2023 Sexual Misconduct; Physical Misconduct Permanent Ineligibility Jumper
LOMAN, DAVID BLUFFTON, SC Equestrian 2/1/2023 2/1/2023 Sexual Misconduct Permanent Ineligibility Hunter
BERRY, SAM LEXINGTON, KY Equestrian 12/15/2022 12/15/2022 (Subject to appeal / not yet final); Criminal Disposition - involving a minor; Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct; Intimate Relationship - involving a minor; Sexual Misconduct - involving a minor; Social Media & Electronic Communication Permanent Ineligibility Jumper
MASTERS, DOUGLAS GEORGETOWN, KY Equestrian 12/12/2022 12/12/2022 Intimate Relationship - involving a Power Imbalance; Sexual Misconduct; Violated NGB policies/bylaws Permanent Ineligibility Jumper
RAYMOND, ADRIENNE VANCOUVER, WA Equestrian 5/12/2022 5/12/2022 Criminal Disposition Permanent Ineligibility Dressage
WHITE, CHARLIE CALISTOGA, CA Equestrian 2/7/2022 2/7/2022 Sexual Misconduct Permanent Ineligibility Jumper
DEVORE, AMANDA CHAPEL HILL, NC Equestrian 1/10/2022 1/10/2022 Physical Misconduct, Failure to Report; Intimate Relationship - involving a Power Imbalance; Violated NGB policies/bylaws Permanent Ineligibility Hunter
REASON, GREG LOUISVILLE, KY Equestrian 11/22/2021 11/22/2021 Sexual Misconduct;Physical and Emotional Misconduct; Intimate Relationship Involving a Power Imbalance; Willful Tolerance; Abuse of Process Permanent Ineligibility Saddlebred
GAMBOA, JUAN LOXAHATCHEE, FL Equestrian 7/28/2021 7/28/2021 Sexual Misconduct with a Minors Permanent Ineligibility Jumper
MILNE, STEVE CORONADO, CA Equestrian 6/12/2020 6/12/2020 Sexual Misconduct - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Hunter
LOBEL, BARRY BEDMINSTER, NJ Equestrian 4/28/2020 4/28/2020 Sexual Misconduct - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Hunter
BELLUOMINI, GABRIEL BAKERSFIELD, CA Equestrian 11/1/2019 11/1/2019 Sexual Misconduct - involving Minor; Physical Misconduct Permanent Ineligibility Hunter
MORRIS, GEORGE PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL Equestrian 8/5/2019 8/5/2019 Sexual Misconduct - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Jumper
CAMACHO, RUBEN NOVELTY, OH Equestrian 6/13/2019 6/13/2019 Criminal Disposition Permanent Ineligibility Hunter
LINDSTEDT, JOHN SPENCER, MA Equestrian 4/2/2019 4/2/2019 Sexual Misconduct - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Jumper
ULMER, DONALD WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD Equestrian 1/10/2019 1/10/2019 Criminal Disposition - involving a minor; Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct Permanent Ineligibility Arabian
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 a minor; Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct Permanent Ineligibility Hunter
SUTTON, CHAN BRUNSWICK, GA Equestrian 11/13/2018 11/13/2018 Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct Permanent Ineligibility SHRSP
STEEGE, MITCHELL STOW, MA Equestrian 11/12/2018 11/12/2018 Sexual Misconduct - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Hunter
BRONFMAN, CLARE DELANSON, NY Equestrian 10/1/2018 10/1/2018 Criminal Disposition Permanent Ineligibility Jumper
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
MONETTI, JOHN SAINT JAMES, NY Equestrian 8/2/2018 8/2/2018 Criminal Disposition - Involving Minor Permanent Ineligibility Hunter
WHEELER, GORDON "CAPPY" HARRODSBURG, KY Equestrian 8/2/2018 8/2/2018 Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct Permanent Ineligibility Saddlebred/Hackney/Hunter
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
DUNCAN, BARRY WARRENTON, VA Equestrian 5/9/2018 5/9/2018 Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct Permanent Ineligibility Eventing
HEDIN, ROBERT GLENMOORE, PA Equestrian 3/12/2018 3/12/2018 Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct Permanent Ineligibility Eventing
CATES, RANDALL EDMOND, OK Equestrian 2/26/2015 2/26/2015 Sexual Misc. Involving Minors Permanent Ineligibility Saddlebred

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
JORDAN, F. PETER WELLINGTON, FL Equestrian 4/8/2024 4/8/2024 Allegations of Misconduct Interim Suspension Jumper
STRINE, DEREK MORRISTON, FL Equestrian 9/21/2023 9/21/2023 Allegations of Misconduct Interim Suspension Eventing
MARSHALL, CHIP BOILING SPRINGS, SC Equestrian 9/20/2023 9/20/2023 Allegations of Misconduct Interim Suspension SHRSP
MATTHEWS, RUSSELL SHELBYVILLE, KY Equestrian 4/17/2023 4/17/2023 Allegations of Misconduct Interim Suspension Saddlebred
GARDINER, BLAKE HILLSBOROUGH, CA Equestrian 10/19/2022 10/19/2022 Allegations of Misconduct Interim Suspension Jumper
BARISONE, MICHAEL LONG VALLEY, NJ Equestrian 5/17/2022 5/17/2022 Allegations of Misconduct Interim Suspension Dressage

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
HUME, JENNIFER EXMORE, VA Equestrian 5/28/2024 5/28/2024 11/28/2025 (Subject to appeal / not yet final); Sexual Misconduct Suspension Hunter
WOOLSON, GEOFFREY TUJUNGA, CA Equestrian 4/5/2024 4/5/2024 4/17/2033 Sexual Misconduct; Abuse of Process Suspension Vaulting
CORONA, REYNALDO SANTA ROSA VALLEY, CA Equestrian 2/6/2024 2/6/2024 Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct; Criminal Disposition - involving a minor Ineligible A/L
SMITH, STEPHEN DELTA, OH Equestrian 1/29/2024 1/29/2024 Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct; Criminal Disposition - involving a minor Ineligible Morgan
AGUILAR, JERRY ANTHONY, FL Equestrian 10/27/2023 10/27/2023 Criminal Disposition - involving a minor; Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct Ineligible Jumper
BERGER, RICHARD UNKNOWN, AA Equestrian 10/9/2023 10/9/2023 Criminal Disposition - involving a minor Ineligible
RUSSELL, VICK COLUMBUS, NC Equestrian 8/9/2023 8/9/2023 Criminal Disposition Ineligible Jumper
HEINEKING, CHRISTIAN ALEDO, TX Equestrian 6/26/2023 6/26/2023 Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct; Criminal Disposition - involving a minor Ineligible Jumper
LEE, ERIK WAVERLY, IA Equestrian 6/26/2023 6/26/2023 Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct Ineligible Saddlebred
GALARZA, RICHARD GRAHAM, WA Equestrian 5/11/2023 5/11/2023 5/10/2026 Physical & Emotional Misconduct suspension Arabian
BERGER , FRANCIS MONT ST-HILAIRE, QC Equestrian 3/9/2023 3/9/2023 Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct Ineligible
MIRANDA, NICANOR MIAMI, FL Equestrian 3/9/2023 3/9/2023 Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct Ineligible Paso Fino
HARVEY, TOM DAWSON, GA Equestrian 2/1/2023 2/1/2023 Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct Ineligible Dressage
LAWLER, ALEC ATHERTON, CA Equestrian 2/1/2023 2/1/2023 Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct; Criminal Disposition - involving a minor Ineligible Jumper
FOUNTAIN, PHILLIP LAWRENCEBURG, KY Equestrian 12/8/2022 12/8/2022 Criminal Disposition - involving a minor; Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct Morgan
VAN DER HEIDEN, ARIE CARLISLE, KY Equestrian 5/24/2022 5/24/2022 5/23/2025 Inappropriate Conduct; Physical Misconduct Suspension Jumper
TRAURIG, MICHAEL PORTOLA VALLEY, CA Equestrian 2/15/2022 2/15/2022 Sexual Misconduct; Criminal Disposition - involving a minor Jumper
REASON, NICOLE LOUISVILLE, KY Equestrian 11/22/2021 11/22/2021 11/21/2024 Physical Misconduct;Willful Tolerance; Failure to Report; Abuse of Process; Retaliation Suspension Saddlebred
SISUL, MICHAEL CAMPBELL, CA Equestrian 10/28/2021 10/28/2021 Criminal Disposition - Involving a Minor Suspension Vaulting
POLSTER, PAUL FISH CREEK, WI Equestrian 8/26/2021 8/26/2021 Criminal Disposition - Involving a Minor; Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct Saddlebred
MASLIN, CHUCK UNKOWN, NY Equestrian 8/2/2021 8/2/2021 Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct; Criminal Disposition - involving a minor
FELLERS, RICHARD R. OREGON CITY, OR Equestrian 7/16/2021 7/16/2021 Criminal Disposition - involving a minor; Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct. Jumper
FELLERS, SHELLEY OREGON CITY, OR Equestrian 4/28/2021 4/28/2021 2/9/2027 Abuse of Process, Retaliation, Failure to Report Suspension Jumper
SANCHEZ, ANTONIO PETALUMA, CA Equestrian 4/19/2021 4/19/2021 Criminal Disposition - Sexual Misconduct; Criminal Disposition - Involving Minor Ineligible Arabian
HARRIES, DYLAN CYPRESS, TX Equestrian 4/17/2020 4/17/2020 Sexual Misconduct - involving Minor Ineligible Hunter
KEOGH, THOMAS COVENTRY, CT Equestrian 12/16/2019 12/16/2019 Criminal Disposition Ineligible Hunter

Restrictions

The U.S. Center for SafeSport or USEF has imposed restrictions on the following individuals until further notice.

Name City/State (Last Known) NGB Start Date Restrictions Breed / Discipline
VAN DER MERWE, CAROLINE LITTLETON, CO Equestrian 11/10/2023 Contact/Communication Limitation(s) Jumper
PFEIFFER, HENRY TEMPERANCE, MI Equestrian 4/25/2023 No Unsupervised Contact with Minor Athletes Jumper
TORRES, MANUEL OCALA, FL Equestrian 8/29/2022 Coaching / Training Restriction(s), No Unsupervised Coaching / Training Jumper
GRUBER, BRIAN NAPA, CA Equestrian 8/23/2022 Contact/Communication Limitation(s), Travel/Lodging Restriction(s) Hunter
PRETTYMAN, JAMES SYKESVILLE, MD Equestrian 2/10/2021 Travel / Lodging Restriction(s), Coaching / Training Restriction(s), Contact / Communication Limitation(s) Jumper
TATE, JR, WILLIAM CASTALIAN SPRINGS, TN Equestrian 5/27/2020 Travel / Lodging Restriction(s), No Unsupervised Coaching / Training, Contact / Communication Limitation(s) Jumper
TAYLOR, WINSFORD HURRICANE, WV Equestrian 11/9/2018 Coaching/Training Restriction(s), Travel/Lodging Restriction(s) Saddlebred
MANNING, JOHN SHELBURNE FALLS, MA Equestrian 12/18/2014 Limitation(s) on Participation Jumper