Statement from Tamara L. Tucker, Esq. Re: Lifting of USEF Temporary Suspension of Elizabeth Mandarino Effective 12:01 am August 17, 2012
Written by: Courtesy of Client Client:Tamara Tucker. Esq. Release Date:2012-08-17
August 17, 2012 - We are pleased that after reviewing the evidence we submitted to USEF CEO John Long, USEF’s temporary suspension of Elizabeth Mandarino has been lifted. Ms. Mandarino was temporarily suspended on June 14, 2012 after a protest was filed relating to the death of Ms. Mandarino’s pony “Humble” at the Devon Horse Show. We understand that the accusations made in the protest filed by Kristen Williams appeared serious; however, they are not consistent with the facts in this case. We look forward to the hearing on the protest, at which time Ms. Williams, as the proponent of the protest, will present any evidence she has to support the allegations she has made. Because of the pending hearing, we will make no further statements at this time.