River Run Stables
A New Jersey jumper trainer has been suspended by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) for competing horses in “a condition that was not in the best interest of the welfare of the horses”. Devin Ryan received a six-month suspension and a $6,000 fine.
The suspension stems from an incident at the Hampton Classic Horse Show in late August 2015. Show officials accused Ryan of abusing his horses before kicking him and five horses off the showgrounds. Steward Ralph Alfano filed a report leading to USEF’s charge.
The River Run Stables trainer was temporarily suspended for three weeks in early September. It ended on September 21 and he went before the Hearing Committee in November leading to his suspension pursuant to Chapter 7, GR703.1j and GR703.1f.
Ryan’s suspension begins on April 1 and runs through October 31.