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Warwick boy does us proud

CROWD FAVOURITE: Local saddle bronc rider Mark Collins was one of the stars of the Warwick Rodeo.
CROWD FAVOURITE: Local saddle bronc rider Mark Collins was one of the stars of the Warwick Rodeo. Georja Ryan

HE WEARS the Warwick name with pride and we're glad to call him our own. He is the fearless saddle bronc rider - Mark Collins.

At the weekend he took to the arena on board a John Gill horse, Country Rock, and while he didn't qualify for the finals, he showed the crowd how Warwick boys do it.

"I got a 69, which is alright," Mr Collins said.

"He is a young horse so no-one really knew what he would be like, so you just have to take it as it comes."

While the bronc had a good buck on him, Mr Collins said he was just a little bit "out of line".

"Most of the riders out there are really good so it's just a matter of getting the right horse," he said.

Mr Collins has been riding for about six years.

"My father used to do it and we would muck around all the time, and then just started to buck some quiet ones at home and it went from there," he said.

"(I love) the adrenalin of it."

To train, Mr Collins puts a saddle on a spur board that goes through the motions or uses his practice horse.

Most weekends are filled with rodeos and this weekend he will be out at Goombungee and then Inglewood after that.

Mr Collins was sponsored by Supa IGA Warwick for this rodeo and said he was appreciative of their support.

"A big thanks to Supa IGA Warwick for the sponsorship," he said.

"It pays for the nomination and certainly helps."

Topics:  horse riding, mark collins



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