Alwyn Torenbeek Life in the Saddle

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Life in the Saddle

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The amazing life story of bush legend Alwyn Torenbeek: rodeo champion, stockman, and endurance rider. Alwyn Torenbeek—the Kokotunga Kid—left his outback hometown at 14, looking for adventure. He took with him a bushman's spirit, an uncanny natural ability for horseriding, and a determination to succeed. By the time he was 21, he was a national and international rodeo champion. When fate put an end to his roughriding career, Alwyn went on to be a stockman, drover, and station manager. A devoted family man, he was encouraged to take up endurance riding by his great friend, the legendary R.M. Williams, and is still competing more than four decades later. A riveting tale of adventure, romance, tradegy and mateship, Alwyn's story is also a tribute to the outback and the characters who make it special. From Winton to Wanganui, this is the ride of a lifetime.

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Alwyn Torenbeek started his rodeo career at 14 and by 21 he was the Australian bronco-riding champion. His life on horseback includes droving cattle, contract mustering, station management work, and establishing stockmanship schools for underprivileged youth. He took up endurance riding in 1967 and has several prestigious Quilty Endurance Riding buckles to his name. Alwyn is an inductee of the Rodeo, Stockman's, and Equestrian Halls of Fame. David Gilchrist is an Australian writer whose work has appeared in publications as diverse as Australian Geographic, The Independent, The New Zealand Herald, R.M. Williams Outback magazine, and The Sydney Morning Herald, .

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