Monica Fitzgerald Appointed Global Dressage Festival Manager
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WELLINGTON, Florida, Sept. 28, 2015–Monica Fitzgerald, secretary of dressage shows including championship events across the United States since 2001, has been appointed manager of the Global Dressage Festival of three months of international and national events in Wellington, Florida.
Monica, 51, of Maggie Valley, North Carolina has been show secretary for the Global circuit for the past three years and succeeds Lloyd Landkamer as manager. Lloyd, highly respected and widely admired, died last week at the age of 60 after a long battle with cancer.
The first CDI of the Global’s annual calendar international events will be dedicated to Lloyd in perpetuity.
The appointment of Monica as manager of the Global competitions was confirmed Monday by Michael Stone, president of the organizing group of Global competitions and the companion Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.
The first Florida competition Monica will manage is the Dutta Corp. Festival of Champions of the United States Grand Prix and Intermediate championships scheduled for the Global show grounds in December.
In addition to the Global shows, her experience over a decade and a half includes the Festival of Champions, U.S. Young Horse Championships, U.S. Dressage Finals, Dressage at Devon, Palm Beach Dressage Derby, Wellington Classic Dressage, World Dressage Masters CDI5*, Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championships as well as numerous shows across the nation.
“I’m excited and scared all at the same time,” Monica told dressage-news.com. “But Lloyd will be nudging me from up there.”