Landkamer MemoriamBy Staff Report September 30, 2015
U.S. FEI steward Lloyd Landkamer passed away peacefully at his home, Brandywine Farm in Minnesota, on Sept. 25, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Landkamer was an FEI Dressage Steward and discipline manager for Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 in Kentucky (USA).
He started his career as a show secretary before going on to become a show manager and sport horse breeder, became an FEI 2* Dressage Steward at the beginning of 2009 and was promoted to 3* level in 2012.
He was Event Director at the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC), the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Festival of Champions, and USEF Young Horse Championships, as well as working as a volunteer at numerous events.
He was a member of the USEF Dressage Committee, and member of the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Executive Board, and was named USDF Volunteer of the Year in 2002. As a USEF and FEI official, he served as a USEF Steward, USEF Technical Delegate and FEI Chief Dressage Steward.
Most recently, Landkamer was show manager for the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington (USA). He was the recipient of the USDF Show Secretary of the Year, Manager of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year. At the 2015 NAJYRC, Landkamer was awarded the Howard B. Simpson High Five Trophy, awarded annually to the volunteer who best embodies Simpson’s spirit of volunteering.
Landkamer became an FEI Steward for the Dressage competitions at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington a decade ago and then became show manager when the schedule was expanded into the 12-week Global Dressage Festival, including seven international events.
“Lloyd was for many years a successful organizer and manager of international Dressage events in the USA”, FEI Dressage Committee Chairman Frank Kemperman said. “His knowledge and enthusiasm was very much appreciated by all riders, trainers, owners, media and fans. For me as FEI Dressage Committee Chair and organizer myself it was always good to travel to an event where Lloyd was running the Dressage. The Lloyd stamp was a guarantee that the show would run smoothly without any problems. We will miss him.”
In addition to his extensive service to the sport, Landkamer bred multiple nationally-ranked horses at of Brandywine Farm, including several that went on to become USDF Horse of the Year award winners.
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