Courtesy: Bloodhorse Magazine


Edward S. "Ned" Bonnie, a nationally renowned equine attorney and horseman, passed away Saturday evening March 17, 2018 in Louisville. He was 88 years old.  A Kentuckian by birth, Ned was a passionate horseman, sportsman, conservationist, and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Ned’s professional career was driven by a lifelong commitment to justice and fairness and a love of horses. Ned was retired of counsel to the firm of Frost Brown Todd, a regional law firm he helped establish. Ned concentrated his practice in the area of equine law.  His commitment to fair play, a level playing field for all participants in equine events, and for the welfare of horses was paramount.  

Ned married Nina Winthrop in 1960 and in 1962 they moved to Stonelea Farm in Prospect, Kentucky.  Ned is survived by Nina, sons Shelby (married to Carol) and Robert (married to Julie Gomena), and four grandchildren, Mason, Henry, Virginia and Lilly.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Community Foundation of Louisville’s Edward S. Bonnie Endowment to support legal aid for those who can’t afford it.

You may make a secure credit card donation to support the Edward S. Bonnie Fund below. Checks may be made payable to the Community Foundation of Louisville, denoting the Edward S. Bonnie Fund in the memo line. Please mail checks to:

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