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.