The US Center for SafeSport has issued a temporary suspension of Jeff Campf, a professional equestrian trainer from Oregon, for “allegations of misconduct”. A no-contact directive was also been issued on Campf.
Campf and his wife Shelly Campf, of Canby, Oregon, are hunter/jumper trainers who operate Oz Inc. which is situated on 45 acres just north of the town of Canby and thirty minutes from downtown Portland.
The US Center for SafeSport have not responded to our requests for comment before press time. The Center did respond to a request for comment earlier in the day from The Chronicle of the Horse, but only commented generally on the SafeSport process.
“The Center doesn’t comment on matters to protect the integrity of the process. Temporary measures, up to a suspension, are a safety tool SafeSport uses to protect participants while it conducts its work.”
The U.S. Equestrian Federation has released a statement statement saying:
“USEF will enforce the temporary suspension put in place by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. USEF respects the process of the U.S. Center For SafeSport and, importantly, the privacy and confidentiality of the process for all parties involved.”
Calls made to Mr. Campf and Oz Inc have not been returned.
This is the second incident this year that involves a prominent Oregon equestrian with a US Safe Sport suspension. In February, Richard Fellers, 61, of Oregon City, was suspended for reasons related to “misconduct”.
In June, Richard Fellers was then arrested and charges of sex abuse after a several months long investigation conducted by local law enforcement with support from the FBI.
His wife Shelley Fellers was later suspended for 4-years, which was recently increased to 6-years just last week.