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 interim suspension list on May 24. Loman, of Bluffton, South Carolina, is being investigated for ‚Äúallegations of misconduct.”
Last year, Loman, 57, became an outspoken voice calling for more diversity in equestrian sports after the death of George Floyd. Shortly afterwards, USHJA formed an ad hoc task force on diversity, which Loman¬†headed. He continued as the chairman after the USHJA board voted to promote¬†the group to a committee. In 2020, he was one of the recipients of the USHJA President’s Distinguished Service Award.
“USHJA placed David Loman on hiatus from the Diversity Committee earlier this week when [U.S. Equestrian Federation]¬†let us know that he had been added to the temporary suspension list,” USHJA President Mary Knowlton said in an email. “Suspended individuals are not permitted to serve.”
The Chronicle reached out to Loman about his suspension, but he did not respond by press time.