Sunday February 28, 2016
It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Australian TV Personality Katie Hickson.
The International Society of Rider Biomechanics wishes to bestow the honor to change the name of our major award to the “Katie Hickson Memorial Trophy for Humanitarian of the Year” for all her amazing hours, love dedication and personal fortune she put into the equine industry.
This will be presented at our gala awards in Lexington Kentucky, October 15, 2016 co-hosted by the University of Kentucky, Midway University and Kentucky Horse Park.
It was always Katie’s dream to come here, we had worked on it together for a long time…finally, she has achieved that dream.
Personally, I am deeply saddened as Katie was a very close personal friend and she was producer/director on our Sydney Teacher Training DVDs, and as this terrible disease took my sister as well please give and support ovarian cancer charities in her honor.
We invite a member of her family to present this award in her honor.