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August 17, 2012

USEF Lifts Mandarino’s Suspension

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has lifted Elizabeth Mandarino’s suspension, effective at 12:01 a.m., Aug. 17.

Mandarino was temporarily suspended on June 14 after a protest was filed relating to the death of Mandarino's pony, Humble, at the Devon Horse Show (Pa.). A hearing on the case is still planned.

"Following review of the case file regarding the investigation of the death of the pony 'Humble,' I have concluded that the continuance of the temporary suspension imposed on Elizabeth Mandarino is not warranted," said USEF CEO John Long. "Therefore, I am lifting the temporary suspension effective Friday, Aug. 17."

“We understand that the accusations made in the protest filed by Kristen Williams appeared serious; however, they are not consistent with the facts in this case. We look forward to the hearing on the protest, at which time Ms. Williams, as the proponent of the protest, will present any evidence she has to support the allegations she has made,” said Tamara Tucker, Mandarino’s attorney, in a statement.

 

 

 

 

 
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