Bert Bonnett, horseman was 101

bert-bonnett-dn.jpgEquestrians of the northeast Valley will ride Sunday in memory of Bert Bonnett, a legend in the horsey communities of Shadow Hills and Sunland. A former horse trainer for director Cecil B. DeMille, who had a retreat in nearby Kagel Canyon, Bonnett at one time was said to have worked with half the horses in the area. "He rode a horse the week before he died," his wife, Bari Bonnett, told the Daily News, which has an obituary today. Bonnett moved to Shadow Hills in 1934 and died Jan. 23 in Verdugo Hills Hospital. The Bert Bonnett memorial ride and barbecue is at 10 a.m. Sunday at Range Park in Lake View Terrace.

Daily News photo by Michael Owen Baker

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