World Games Foundation Announces Para-Equestrian Discipline Manager
RELEASE: August 9, 2007
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Amy Walker
The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc., announced Lloyd Landkamer, of Hamel, MN, as the Para-Equestrian Discipline Manager for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
Landkamer becomes one of nine managers responsible for planning, managing and directing the World Championship competitions in eight equestrian sports, communicating with the high-performance community and related organizations, and overseeing development and administration of the discipline’s budget. The nine managers will work on a contract basis with the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc.
“The discipline managers are vitally important to the overall success of the 2010 Games,” said Rob Hinkle, Chief Operations Officer for the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. “We are thrilled to have Lloyd Landkamer bring his knowledge and experience in para-equestrian events to help us achieve that success.”
“It is an honor to join the competition efforts as the Para-Equestrian Discipline Manager,” said Landkamer. “With my experience from other equestrian events around the U.S., I plan to help the Foundation put on a world-class event.”
Landkamer holds a master’s degree in economics and undergraduate work in animal nutrition. He is owner and operator of Brandywine Farm, a dressage equestrian facility in Hamel, MN. He has won United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Horse of the Year awards at various levels and actively breeds quality sport horses that have won year-end awards with national ranking within USDF. Landkamer has extensive involvement with all levels of management of equestrian events around the United State, serving as management and secretary. In addition, he has served as secretary at many prestigious events such as the Pan American Games and the North American Young Rider Championships, as well as management and secretary for CDI competitions.
He holds a license with the United States Equestrian Federation as a C1 and C2 Steward, “R” rated Technical Delegate. He is also an FEI Chief Steward with international experience, most recently the Central American Games. Within the USA, Lloyd has officiated at Devon, Wellington CDI/W and many regional championships around the country.
Landkamer has served as panelist for the USEF Dressage Technical Delegates’ Forum many times and as panelist for the USEF Show Secretary forum. He serves on several committees with the USDF and has been committee chair for education for USDF. USDF has awarded him Show Secretary of the Year, Manager of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year in addition to his equestrian awards.
Landkamer joins eight other discipline managers from both Central Kentucky and around the world. They are as follows: Driving, Susan Gilliland, of Dunellen, FL; Endurance, Art Priez, of Ivanhoe MN; Eventing, Jan Atkinson, of Stamping Ground, KY; Reining; Brad Ettleman, of Denver, CO; Vaulting, Kersten Klophaus, of Wermelskirchen, Germany; Dressage, Glenda McElroy, of Glendale, CA; Show Jumping, David Distler of Norwalk, CT, and Hugh Kincannon of Lexington, KY.