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Christopher Fellers Suspended By U.S. Center For SafeSport

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On Aug. 25 Christopher Fellers was added to the U.S. Center For SafeSport’s centralized disciplinary database. His alleged misconduct, which is subject to appeal and not yet final, is listed as engaging in an intimate relationship involving a power imbalance; abuse of process; failure to report and physical misconduct. He is ineligible to participate in any U.S. Equestrian Federation events until Aug. 25, 2023.

Fellers, 30, runs jumper barn Genesis Sporthorses in Oregon City, Oregon, from the same property as the business owned by his parents, Shelley and 2012 Rolex FEI World Cup Finals (the Netherlands) winner Rich Fellers, who are suspended by SafeSport as well. Their suspension began in February 2021.

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Rich was arrested on June 7, 2021, on four counts of second-degree sexual abuse by the Tualatin (Oregon) Police Department after he was indicted by a grand jury. He is accused of crimes against Maggie Kehring, a then-17-year-old former student, and Shelley’s suspension stems from the same incidents. Rich has pleaded not guilty to all criminal charges, and his criminal case is scheduled for a final resolution conference on Sept. 30, then a 12-person jury trial to begin Oct. 11 at Washington County Courthouse in Hillsboro, Oregon. Shelley was not arrested but is suspended by the U.S. Center for SafeSport until Feb. 9, 2027, for “abuse of process, retaliation and failure to report.”

A phone call to Christopher Fellers requesting comment was not immediately returned.

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