Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

The Love of the Saddle

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

The Love of the Saddle

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Georja Ryan

Reporter

JOHN Edgley may be 80 years old, but he has the spirit and energy of a man in his 20s.

Mr Edgley arrived in Warwick this week after six days of driving from his home near Albany in Western Australia.

With four horses in tow, he and his wife Ann headed to the Rose City for what is referred to as the Melbourne Cup of campdrafting.

Mr Edgley said he was excited to be here and couldn't wait to ride.

C[pounds sterling]If I get the right bullock and my horse does the right thing, then that's what I want Co if I ever get a ribbon, well that's just a bonus,C[yen] Mr Edgley said.

Unlike many other riders who will enter the ring this week, Mr Edgley hasn't been drafting since he was a tiny tot Co rather he first took up the sport in his 50s. …

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