January 27, 2008

The World Games 2010 Foundation has appointed Lloyd Landkamer, of Hamel, Minnesota as the Dressage Discipline Manager for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, in addition to his current duties as the Para-Equestrian Discipline Manager.

Landkamer is one of eight managers responsible for planning, managing and directing the World Championship competitions in eight equestrian sports and communicating with the FEI and participating national federations. The managers will work on a contract basis with the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc.

"We are extremely pleased with the role Mr. Landkamer has played in the planning for our Para-Equestrian competition so far, and we are delighted that he will take on this additional role and we know that he will bring to it the same devotion and attention to detail," said 2010 Games Competition Director Kate Jackson.

"It is an honor to take on the role of Dressage Discipline Manager," said Mr. Landkamer. "I am confident that, with the team of disciplines managers and our competition director Kate Jackson, we will produce the best competition environment possible for the 2010 Games."

Mr. 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 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. Mr. Landkamer has extensive involvement with all levels of management of equestrian events around the United States, 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 Competitions as well as management and secretary for CDI competitions.

He holds 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.

Mr. 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. He was recently selected by USEF as one of the Top Ten Show Secretaries of 2007.

Mr. Landkamer joins seven other discipline managers from both Central Kentucky and around the world. They are as follows: Driving, Susan Gilliland, of Dunellen, FL; Endurance, Art Priesz, of Ivanhoe MN; Eventing, Jane Atkinson, of Stamping Ground, KY; Reining; Brad Ettleman, of Denver, CO; Vaulting, Kersten Klophaus, of Wermelskirchen, Germany; Show Jumping, David Distler of Norwalk, CT, and Hugh Kincannon of Lexington, KY.

The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park, are the world championships of the eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), and are held every four years. The Games have never before been held outside of Europe; nor have all eight disciplines ever previously been held together at a single site— both firsts that will be achieved at the Kentucky Horse Park. The 2010 Games are expected to have a statewide economic impact of $150 million. It is anticipated that more than 600,000 spectators will attend the 16-day competition.