Arbitrator Lifts Suspensions of Kelley Farmer and Larry Glefke


US Equestrian announced yesterday that a court arbitrator granted Kelley Farmer and Larry Glefke a temporary lift of their suspension from competition. They had been banned from competition following a re-hearing in July of last year where they were found to have been liable for the prohibited substance GABA in a horse Larry trained and that Kelley farmer owned and showed.

According to the US Equestrian statement:

“The USEF was notified today that an Arbitrator has granted a request to temporarily relieve Larry Glefke and Kelley Farmer of their suspensions for violating USEF Drugs & Medications rules until a final hearing is held before the Arbitrator next month. Until further Order of the Arbitrator, any monies earned by, or awarded to, Glefke or Farmer, in any events, shall be held in escrow by their legal counsel. Subject to the final outcome of this case, Glefke and Farmer may be required to forfeit all prizes, points, and monies won while participating under the temporary order.

USEF will continue to vigorously defend this case and looks forward to presenting its full case and all evidence at the final hearing.”

In the handful of public defenses that Glefke and Farmer have presented regarding their violation, they have repeatedly stuck to the rhetoric that USEF didn’t handle the samples properly. You can read more about their position here.

At this time last year, Farmer was competing at the ESP and WEF circuits in Florida, and it’s likely we’ll see them there through the month of January.