SafeSport Suspends Shelley Fellers For Four Years

Apr 30, 2021 - 10:02 AM

This story has been updated to include a response from Shelley Fellers’ attorney.

The U.S. Center For SafeSport has suspended Shelley Fellers for four years for “abuse of process, retaliation, failure to report.” Shelley is wife of international show jumper and 2012 Rolex/FEI World Cup Final winner Rich Fellers. Her four-year suspension, decided on Wednesday, comes after the couple were temporarily suspended on Feb. 9 on “allegations of misconduct.”

Both Rich, 61, and Shelley, 54, run Rich Fellers Stables LLC out of Timberline Meadows in Oregon City, Oregon.

Rich’s former student, Maggie Kehring, publicly came forward in February, after the couple were added to the temporary suspension list, to say she had participated in SafeSport’s investigation.

Shelley’s suspension is subject to appeal. SafeSport still hasn’t reached a decision about Rich’s case.

According to Shelley’s lawyer, Howard Jacobs, they are appealing the ruling.


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