The Kelt Capital Horse of the Year Committee was saddened to learn of the death of Mr Graeme Hansen. Graeme unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, after a brief illness. Graeme was a great active supporter of equestrian events, especially in Gisborne and Hawke�s Bay. He, with his mount Saba Sam, represented New Zealand in Australia and in England. This combination was part of the New Zealand Showjumping team that competed in the Tokyo Olympics in 1964.

Graeme took a very active part in the Kelt Capital Horse of the Year Show, especially in the last couple of years with his work in assisting with the hospitality of sponsors. We are all very appreciative of his efforts and know his presence will be greatly missed. We extend our sympathy to Juliet and his immediate family.