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From the Saddle

Hear stories of triumph and tenacity; heartache and loss from rodeo riders, outback ringers, cattle traders, bronze sculptors and more.

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Hear stories of triumph and tenacity; heartache and loss from rodeo riders, outback ringers, cattle traders, bronze sculptors and more.

5 Mad Minutes with ... WYATT YOUNG

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You might know Tamworth's Wyatt Young as a champion campdrafter and top horse trainer, but in these 5 Mad Minutes with hosts Caitlyn Hewitt and Scott Keogh - he reveals to us his pre-run rituals and his biggest fashion mistakes (all the big questions here folks).

Jun 16 2021

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Anna Uhrig: How I Break In Brumbies

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When you hear the word ‘Brumby’ what do you think? Feral pests that need to be culled? Well my guest today reckons they’re beautiful animals that, with the right handling and training, can be perfect for drafting.
Anna Uhrig’s Brumby Project promises to turn a feral horse into a working animal in five days, and we had to know how she does it. And why?

Jun 12 2021

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5 Mad Minutes with ... SAM KNIGHT

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He's a big name in campdrafting and rodeo, but how does Sam Knight reckon he ranks on the dance floor? Sam gets the Five Mad Minutes treatment from hosts Scott Keogh and Caitlyn Hewitt.

Jun 09 2021

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Ron Connley: The Real Man From Snowy River

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Ron Connley is a true Australian bushman. Born and raised in the shadow of Mount Hotham in Victoria’s High Country, the 84-year-old spent his youth travelling the countryside winning bull-dogging championships and campdrafting titles. But his proudest moment? Taking out the Man from Snowy River title - twice - in his 60s.
He’s never strayed from his mountain home for too long, and is still based on his childhood sheep station. But don’t let that fool you. Ron has an extraordinarily adventurous spirit and has never let his age dictate what challenges he takes on. Hear host Kay Becker draw some big tales from this even bigger character. Like how he ended his schooling career age 13 with his right hook and the hilarious way he snagged his wife of 57 years.
You’ll want to share this ‘From the Saddle’ episode with anyone who loves the bush!

Jun 05 2021

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Noel Daley: Legendary Cattleman on Building an Empire

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As the son of a NQ shopkeeper, Noel Daley was never gifted a cent. After a taste of working on the property his brother managed near Cloncurry in North-West Queensland, he headed bush to make his fortune.
Noel spent years on stations in the North-West working his way up from ringer to Manager. Holidays were non-existent and on rare days off, he dabbled in the burgeoning campdrafting scene. He managed to snag himself a wife and start a family before scraping together the deposit to buy his very own place.
Hear Noel’s incredible journey from ringer to owning a million-acre property on the Queensland Northern Territory border.
Produced by: Caitlyn Hewitt, Joseph Maloney, Jessica Howard.Sponsored by: Hewitt Consulting Co

May 29 2021

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5 Mad Minutes with ... DAN STEERS

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You've heard Dan Steers' journey to become one of Australia's most celebrated equine entertainers, but do you know how he rates himself on the romance scales or his most useless talent? It's doesn't get much more ridiculous than in these five mad minutes with host Caitlyn Hewitt.

May 25 2021

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Dan Steers: Cheating Death & Chasing Dollars

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You might know him as one half of Double-Dan - a showman skilled at entertaining audiences of horse-lovers and ordinary folk alike— he’s also an author, a farrier and a renowned horse trainer and breaker.
So how did Dan Steers, a kid from the suburbs of Perth who only discovered horse-riding through the local PCYC, land on the international stage? Here's a hint: plenty of hustle and hard work, more than a few gambles and a pinch of good luck.
Host: Caitlyn HewittProducers: Joe Maloney, Caitlyn Hewitt, Jessica HowardSponsored by: Ringers Western.

May 22 2021

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5 Mad Minutes with ... BRETT PARBERY

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Enjoy this longer episode of 5 Mad Minutes.
Nothing but random questions and fun.
Brett Parbery is an Australian dressage rider and trainer. He competed at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington 2010 where he became 9th individually, which is the highest rank for an Australian dressage rider during the World Championships.

May 18 2021

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Kristy Banks: Paraplegic Ex-Jockey Turned Barrel Racer

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Kristy Banks was a champion jockey, winning more than a hundred races from 800 starts. But her career came to a shattering halt New Years Eve 2011 when she was thrown from her horse at a race meeting in Toowoomba. Her injuries were catastrophic — a broken back, four broken ribs and a punctured lung — and they left her paralysed from the waist down. But that’s not the end of Kristy’s story - far from it.
Hear Kristy's incredible journey from a hospital bed to winning open barrel races - and why getting back in the saddle was about more than just learning to ride again.
This episode is proudly sponsored by: Ringers Western.
Host: Caitlyn HewittProduced by: Caitlyn Hewitt, Joseph Maloney & Jessica HowardSponsored by: Ringers Western

May 15 2021

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5 Mad Minutes with .... ERICA HANRAHAN

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Nothing but random questions and fun.
Join us for 5 Mad Minutes and dive into the minds of competitors around the nation.

May 11 2021

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Josh Gibson: AFL Star Turned Campdrafter

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We’re back for Season Three with a brand new sponsor: Ringers Western.
Kicking off with a bang, we’re joined by former AFL star Josh Gibson, who was a three-time premiership-winning player for Hawthorn until injury ended his career in 2017. But his upwards trajectory might have been thrown off course much sooner, as he reveals to host Caitlyn Hewitt.
These days, Josh co-owns a chain of gyms and is having a red-hot crack at a sport we know much more about: campdrafting. Hear all about his training regime and why you can't keep a good athlete down!
Host: Caitlyn HewittProduced by: Caitlyn Hewitt, Joseph Maloney & Jessica HowardSponsored by: Ringers Western

May 08 2021

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Season 3 Teaser

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We are back for season 3 and with more of what you love!
Hear just a few of the fantastic interviews we'll be bringing you in the weeks to come.

May 01 2021

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5 Mad Minutes with ... NATHAN WILSON

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Nothing but random questions and fun!

Mar 21 2021

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Karin Howard: Horse Whisperer

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Hailing from Dingo in Queensland’s Central Highlands, Karin Howard’s life has always revolved around horses - whether in work or play. She’s broken in thousands of them, and taught hundreds of people how to ride, but she didn’t always have an affinity for the animal. With a renowned rodeo pick-up man for a Dad, she was born in the saddle and as a kid competed in just about every equine sport going. But her real breakthrough didn’t happen until she learned one simple fact: it’s not about you, it’s about the horse. Host Kay Becker guides Karin in revealing her journey to finally understanding these beautiful animals and herself along the way. Karin explains why human and animal psychology plays such a huge part in breaking in horses and exactly how she turns the most troubled animal into a loving children’s pet. If you like this incredible story, share it with your friends.
Presenter: Kay BeckerProducers: Joseph Maloney & Caitlyn HewittEpisode Brought to you by Hewitt Consulting & Communications

Mar 19 2021

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Mick Ward: Bucking Broncs and International Incidents

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“There’s so many people with the will to win; there’s not so many people with the will to prepare to win.” Veteran bronc rider and champion campdrafter Mick Ward has certainly lived this motto during his illustrious career. He can’t remember the first time he climbed into a saddle, but he’s not spent much of his life out of one, and he’s got some tales to tell!
As one of the founding members of ABCRA, Australia’s largest rodeo and campdrafting association, he’s made his mark on the sport and worked hard to leave better conditions for competitors as part of his legacy. Hear of his tight scrapes as a rodeo entertainer in Asia in the thick of the Vietnam War, how he fell into campdrafting when the scene was just being born, and some of his highest highs and lowest lows as a successful cattle trader.
Scott Keogh hosts this episode of ‘From the Saddle'. If you like what you hear, please subscribe to listen to more quality yarns from rural Australia.

Mar 04 2021

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5 Mad Minutes with ... HAYDEN TURNBULL

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Nothing but random questions and fun!

Feb 22 2021

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Lach McClymont - The Outback Ringer

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A small town country kid that doesn't do things by halves. Lach McClymont is a name we've all come to know as a nation as he appeared on the ABC production, Outback Ringers.
This interview will have you captivated by the journey as we hear about the how's and why's on a job that Lach calls the highlight of his career.In 2016 Lach and his team had the task of mustering and removing cattle from a property by the name of "Oriners" in the Cape York that was under a carbon scheme. 1 Helicopter, bull catchers and bikes. In excess of 1100 cattle walking a total of 150 - 200 kilometres to the end.
Presenter: Caitlyn HewittProducers: Joseph Maloney & Caitlyn HewittEpisode Brought to you by Hewitt Consulting & Communications

Feb 19 2021

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5 Mad Minutes with .. ZANE HABERMANN

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Nothing but random questions and fun.

Feb 18 2021

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5 Mad Minutes with ... SHANE IKER

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Nothing but random questions and fun!

Feb 15 2021

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Dave Manchon - An insight to The Rooftop Express Show

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"The universe will humble you and you're never as important as you think you are."
Dave Manchon talks us through the birth of the idea, to the challenges of performing hair raising stunts with his extremely carefully trained and well practised team. Performing to 100's and thousands of people has its challenges and quite often reading the crowd is a part of it all.
Known as Dave topple off as a kid, Dave wasn't always seen to be doing spectacular things with or on Animals. It's something that has come over time and with years of determination, practise and advice.
Presented by Kay Becker Episode Brought to you by Hewitt Consulting & Communications
** LANGUAGE WARNING **

Feb 10 2021

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