It is with much sadness that ESNZ and Dressage NZ advise of the passing of our friend and former patron of Dressage, Pam Gilmour.

A true horsewoman with a sharp eye for a good horse and correct way of going in the dressage arena, Pam’s observations were always candid and exacting  based on a huge knowledge gleaned over a lifetime’s love of horses. 

To sit with Pam in the dressage tent at the Horse of the Year Show was always a treat. Her charm, sense of humour and infectious smile endeared her to the dressage and wider equestrian community.

Pam and her  husband Gordon donated the Rigoletto Trophy for the Grand Prix Freestyle competition at the Horse of the Year Show in recognition of the late Tiny Whites elegant horse Rigoletto and the inspiration they were in the early days of Dressage in NZ

Pam was a confidante and friend to many, her judgement always hugely respected. Pam passed peacefully in Auckland aged 94 years with family at her side

Our sympathy with the fondest of memories to Sally and Jamie, and grandchildren Jessie, Sophie and Ryan.