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Ocala – The staff and riders who attend dressage shows at the Florida Horse Park are "weekend friends" for Lloyd Landkamer and that’s what keeps this world-class show secretary coming back. As Landkamer put it, if he doesn’t enjoy the people at a show, he doesn’t go.
"I go to shows and work with people where I feel appreciated and like them. These people become friends and family," he said. "That’s why I like going to the Horse Park in Ocala. Shelley Lambert and the rest of the staff are fun and nice to work with. And many of people who come to the show are local and really appreciate the effort it takes to put the show together."
The feeling seems to be mutual because while riders are known for complaining about many things at horse shows, at dressage shows at the Florida Horse Park, you won’t hear them complain about the show management. That’s because for its dressage shows, the Florida Horse Park hired Landkamer as show secretary. And now that he’s been hired to manage the Dressage and Para-Equestrian portions of the 2010 World Equestrian Games, Florida Horse Park dressage shows have a true world-class show secretary.
Landkamer, who is based in Hamel, Minnesota, was hired by the organizing committee of the Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games – World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. to be the Discipline Manager for those two WEG events. Early on he was chosen to manage the Para-Equestrian events, but was recently asked to take over Dressage as well when Glenda McElroy, of Cornerstone Events Management Company had to opt out because of the overwhelming obligations her company already has managing shows on the West Coast. Hence, Landkamer stepped in.