About the Internal Adjudication Panel

The Internal Adjudication Panel (IAP) is responsible for hearing Controlled Medication Rule Violation Cases under HISA’s Anti-Doping and Medication Control (ADMC) Program. Controlled Medication Rule Violations are defined in the Rule Series 3000: Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Protocol.

IAP members are appointed by mutual agreement of HISA and HIWU for four-year terms and serve as independent contractors to both entities. The individuals, which include state stewards, are selected for their deep equine regulatory experience. State stewards are prohibited from participating in cases originating in their state of employment. All members of the IAP will receive training on HISA’s adjudication processes under the ADMC Program before they can hear cases and must complete continuing education on an annual basis to maintain their eligibility to serve.

Those who are interested in applying for the IAP should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to info@hiwu.org with a subject line of “Internal Adjudication Panel.” Interested candidates should have experience in hearing equine medication cases, either as stewards or in other regulatory roles in the equine industry.

The current members of the IAP are as follows, with their “prohibited states” in relation to hearing cases included below their name:

Rick Abbott

Pennsylvania

Eddie Arroyo

Illinois

Lisa Blackstone

N/A

Barbara Borden

Kentucky

Patricia Bowman

Indiana

Lori Dinoto

Ohio

Connie Estes

New Mexico

Hilary Forde

N/A

John Herbuveaux

California

Phil Hanrahan

Kentucky

Duncan Patterson

Delaware

Erika Riedl

N/A

Kim Sawyer

California

Eric Smith

Indiana

Juliette Symons

Kentucky

Ron Walker

New Mexico, New York & Oklahoma

Edward Weiss

California