I know this is a hot-button issue and I have searched the forums for an answer but I can't seem to find what I am looking for so here I go...
I recently moved back to New England and, in the process of looking up a person that I rode with more than 10 years ago in the area, I discovered that she is on the USEF suspension list as of January 2003.
I was originally looking to get back in touch with her, but our only connection was the horses and I don't want to walk into hornet's nest. So...
1. Is there any public record of the reason for suspension?
2. If the listing on the USEF site doesn't have an end date does that mean that it is permanent?
Thanks for the clarification.
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant
If I am not mistaken, if one receives some type of fine in combination with a suspension, the suspension will not be lifted until the fine is paid. Sometimes such fines can total in the thousands depending on what kind of violation was committed.
But I'd be weary of training with anyone that's been on the list for 7 years. Seems shady.
Open ended suspensions are usually financial. I don't think it has to be related to a fine though, I think it can be simple indebtedness to a horse show that never got paid up. If she is no longer actively showing she may not even be aware she's on the list. I've heard of a few people that never received notification of payment being due, as a result of some minor mixup or error, and they ended up on the list without their knowledge until they went to show again.