Ronnie Lawrence Obituary, Midrand, Gauteng Equestrian, Horse Racing Legend Has Died
- john Gibson
The Tragic Ending of Ronnie Lawrence’s Life A tragic accident took the life of South African equestrian Ronnie Lawrence. According to his death certificate, he passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2023.
The show jumper’s sudden death was a devastating blow to his loved ones. His death will be keenly felt by everyone who knew him as a friend or companion.
As SA Showjumping wrote on social media, “Today we hear of the very sad news of the passing of one of South Africa’s greatest equestrian legends – Ronnie Lawrence who over 4 decades has kept crowds entertained at events winning an Olympic gold medal, and countless other accolades.”
Impressive 13 S A Titles. Penny, Andre, and all of their loved ones have our deepest sympathies. Ronnie’s contributions to SASJ history will ensure that his name is remembered for years to come.
Please provide some context for Ronnie Lawrence.
Ronnie Lawrence’s name was synonymous with horseback riding in South Africa. In South Africa, he was considered the best horseman alive. He and fellow GFE France employee Arnaud Evian assessed stallions for the South African Warmblood Horse Society that same year (2017).
He also served as a judge for the SAWHS Free Jumping Championship that same calendar year. Highborn Equestrian Academy was his primary enterprise.
He decided to attend an all-male boarding school called Peterhouse. He spent his entire life in the city of Midrand, Gauteng, where he was born. His varied passions included equine racing, animal rescue, and working with animals. He will be sorely missed by many.