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Additions To SafeSport List Include Permanent Suspension Of Former DEI Committee Head

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David Loman, former chair of the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy Committee, was added to the U.S. Center for SafeSport list of those banned from participation in all activities and competitions licensed, endorsed or sponsored by the U.S. Equestrian Federation. Loman’s Feb. 1 permanent ineligibility for alleged sexual misconduct remains subject to appeal and has not been made final.

Loman originally was added to the SafeSport interim suspension list on May 24, 2021, for “allegations of misconduct.” Loman, 59, of Bluffton, South Carolina, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the recent SafeSport ban.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport also announced the following additional sanctions:

• Harrison Brown of Clackamas, Oregon, received a temporary suspension for “allegations of misconduct” on Jan. 30.

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• Rider and trainer Christian Heineking of Aledo, Texas, received a temporary suspension for “allegations of misconduct” on Jan. 30.

• Dressage rider and trainer Tom Harvey of Dawson, Georgia, was declared ineligible for “criminal disposition—sexual misconduct” on Feb. 1. That decision remains subject to appeal.

• The temporary suspension of jumper trainer Alec Lawler of Atherton, California, who is facing felony charges, was changed to permanent ineligibility for “criminal disposition—sexual misconduct” and “criminal disposition—involving a minor” on Feb. 1. That decision remains subject to appeal.

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