USDF Mourns Loss of 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Lloyd Landkamer

For Immediate Release
Monday, September 28, 2015

            Lexington, KY (September 28, 2015) - The United States Dressage Federation is sad to report that 2015 USDF Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Lloyd Landkamer passed away Friday, September 25.  Lloyd's passing will leave a sizeable void in the dressage and para-equestrian communities, both nationally and internationally.  Throughout the years, Lloyd has served as a manager, secretary, technical delegate, and FEI steward for a number of national and international competitions.  He is best known for serving as manager of the dressage and para-equestrian competitions at the 2010 World Equestrian Games, USEF Festival of Champions, USEF Young Horse Championships, the Global Dressage Festival, numerous Great American/USDF Regional Championships, and most recently the US Dressage Finals.  In addition to being a USEF 'R' Technical Delegate, C1 and C2 'R' Steward, and FEI Level 3 Steward, Lloyd was also the consummate volunteer.  Throughout the years, Lloyd has served on the USDF Executive Board, USEF Dressage Committee, USEF Para Technical Committee and numerous other USEF and USDF committees. 

            In addition to being named 2002 USDF Volunteer of the Year, earning his USDF Bronze Medal, and being recognized nationally for his success in dressage sport horse breeding, Lloyd has been named the recipient of the 2015 USDF Lifetime Achievement Award.  This award is presented to longtime USDF members who have shown a lifetime of dedication to the organization through volunteering and developing programs, projects, and committees that have contributed to USDF's mission.  The 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recognition will take place at the 2015 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention in Las Vegas, in December.  Lloyd will also be featured with other recipients in the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame, located at the USDF National Education Center in Lexington, KY.

            As we all remember our friend and colleague, USDF President George Williams stated, "The dressage community has lost a special friend, someone who put his heart and soul into our sport.  Well known as a show manager of a number of top competitions in the country, Lloyd is perhaps not as well known for how generous he was behind the scenes.  He was an enthusiastic volunteer on numerous committees for USEF, USDF, and from the beginning Para-Equestrian Dressage, as well as serving on the USDF Executive Board as the Region 4 Director.  Lloyd was a class act and will be missed by all.  I think one thing that made Lloyd so special, and says so much about him, is how so many of us feel we have lost a personal friend."

            In lieu of flowers, donations in Lloyd's memory can be made to The American Cancer Society, 1-800-227-2345, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 for Colon Cancer Research.  

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