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USEF Hearing Committee Suspends Glefke, Farmer for GABA

Suspension begins July 1, 2017

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced the suspension of Larry Glefke and Kelley Farmer for a GABA violation.

The Hearing Committee found Glefke and Farmer of Kentucky violated Federation rules due to the unpermitted presence of GABA in the horse Unexpected.

The Committee imposed a 24-month suspension and $24,000 fine against Glefke. It sat Farmer down for 18-months and she must pay an $18,000 fine. Both suspensions begin July 1.

We released the hearing transcripts on Thursday to ensure transparency in what some are calling a debacle. It started with USEF President Murray Kessler’s fanfare surrounding the suspensions only for Glefke and Farmer to claim they were never notified about their original hearing.

Kessler granted a rehearing with the stipulation that any suspensions would begin July 1.

Glefke and Farmer filed a complaint with the United States Olympic Committee against USEF. The USOC panel is slated to hear the complaint on July 10.