In 2008, Laurie Lever achieved a remarkable feat by becoming one of the three Australians, alongside James Roycroft and Harold Brooke, to compete in the Olympics at the age of 60 or older. Laurie’s Olympic debut took place in 2008 when he joined the Beijing Team. Participating in both the team and individual jumping events, he displayed his remarkable skills, securing a seventh-place finish in the team event and a commendable 23rd place in the individual event. 

Laurie’s equestrian journey began at the age of 10, and his passion for riding has remained unwavering throughout his life. Laurie has contributed to the sport in many ways over the years he has been involved, from running a leading training centre, coaching and contributing to the coaching system in Victoria, and being an unwavering support for fellow equestrians.  Lauries dedication to the sport is a family affair, as his two sons are also actively involved as competitive jump riders, creating a true equestrian legacy within their family.  

Laurie’s remarkable achievement in representing Australia at the Olympics and his continued commitment to equestrian excellence are a testament to his enduring passion for the sport. His story serves as an inspiration to riders of all ages, demonstrating that dedication, skill, and love for the sport can transcend barriers. 

His story serves as an inspiration to riders
of all ages


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