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Lloyd Landkamer Show Management Development Fund

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The Lloyd Landkamer Show Management Development Fund provides financial assistance to show management (to include managers and/or secretaries) to aid in their development and to help them move up the levels of management.  

Amount of Grant: $1,000 

Application Deadline: March 1 

Friends and colleagues of Lloyd Landkamer established this grant in 2016 to honor his memory. The Fund provides grants to individuals who wish to advance their show management levels. This grant is to be used for costs associated with completing mentoring and apprenticeship requirements, including expenses for travel to shows. Attendance at other educational events, such as USDF Show Management seminars, will be considered as well. 

The USEF Requirements for Show Managers and Secretaries can be found at this link (pg. 532). 

Applicant Requirements: 

Applicant must: 

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.  
  • Have an interest in more education as a show manager and/or show secretary. 
  • Have an attainable plan for using grant funding.   

Additional Grant Information: 

  • Training funded by this grant can start no sooner than two months after the application deadline date.  
  • Funding cannot be used for competition entries, vet and/or farrier expenses, or the purchase of a horse or equipment.  
  • The recipients of these grants must use the funds within one year of the date of the award.  
  • Recipients are chosen by an independent selection committee comprised of dressage industry leaders. The applications and discussions of the selection committee are confidential, and their decisions are final. 
  • The selection committee reserves the right not to award a grant in any given year if they determine that no candidate has met the criteria.   
  • If the grant recipient is unable to attend the event/training specified in their application, The Dressage Foundation must be notified as soon as possible. Approval for a change in the use of funds is at the discretion of The Dressage Foundation and the grant selection committee.  
  • This grant may not be received in consecutive years.  

Reporting Information: 

  • For all recipients, 75% of grant funds will be paid prior to the recipient’s departure for training; 25% will be paid after the applicant has completed training and has submitted a training and financial report to The Dressage Foundation. 
  • The recipients of the grants are required to provide a training and financial report of their experience to The Dressage Foundation. The reports may be written, video, photo journal, or in other ways pre-approved by The Dressage Foundation. The report is due within two months following the completion of the training. 
  • Throughout their training, recipients are encouraged to share training/event updates with The Dressage Foundation via email or tag The Dressage Foundation on social media.   

History of the Lloyd Landkamer Fund:  

Lloyd Landkamer was a passionate ambassador for dressage in the U.S. He and his partner, Bill Solyntjes, operated Brandywine Farm in Minnesota, where they bred and raised successful dressage horses for many years. In addition to managing world-class dressage and para-dressage competitions in the U.S., including theb2010 World Equestrian Games, Lloyd was an FEI Steward and served as USDF Region 4 Director for six years. He was honored posthumously with the USDF Lifetime Achievement Award. Lloyd’s presence will be missed by the entire dressage community and TDF is pleased to honor Lloyd’s memory through a Grant Fund established by Lloyd’s friends and colleagues.