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Oregon equestrian Jeff Campf now permanently banned by US Center for SafeSport

Candy, Ore. – Oregon equestrian professional rider and trainer Jeff Campf is now permanently banned by the US Center for SafeSport, following his initial temporary suspension in October 2021. Campf was sanctioned for sexual and physical misconduct, and also has a “no-contact directive”, though the sanction is subject to an appeal.

Campf, who resides in Canby, Oregon, is operated Oz Inc alongside his wife Shelley until his initial suspension in October of 2021.

He is a former member of the US Hunter Jumper Association. USHJA did not return NW Horse Report’s calls, having been unresponsive to other recent inquiries related to other allegations of sexual misconduct involving another Oregon equestrian, a story which NW Horse Report initially broke.

Campf reportedly won the USHJA President’s Distinguished Service award in 2014. Officials with the US Center for SafeSport have declined comment, saying “The center does not comment on matters to protect the integrity of its investigative process.”

Calls to both Campf and Oz, Inc. were unsuccessful by midday Friday.

Campf is one of three equestrians from Clackamas County in Oregon currently facing allegations related to sexual misconduct, and one of two prominent trainers. Another world-famous question who also had ties to Campf, Richard Fellers, is currently charged with 4 counts of sexual abuse involving his then-minor student.

The other man, Harrison Joseph Brown, 25, was recently issued a temporary suspension for “alleged misconduct” with no-contact provisions. Brown was an employee and former Show Steward for Oregon USHJA trainer Jill McGrady and her Quiet Rein Riding School. He and McGrady had also reportedly been dating.

The revelations involving Campf and the other men have been raising significant questions among proponents calling for increased efforts to protect minor equestrian athletes, especially in Oregon’s Hunter Jumper Community. It was not clear if Campf is under further investigation by law enforcement or facing potential criminal charges.

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