From New York's concrete jungle to Warwick Rodeo

TALENT SHOW: Entertainer, horseman and bush poet Guy McLean brings his horsemanship show to the Warwick Rodeo.
TALENT SHOW: Entertainer, horseman and bush poet Guy McLean brings his horsemanship show to the Warwick Rodeo. Ben Wilmott

HORSEMAN and entertainer Guy McLean believes there is no better place to be than the Warwick Rodeo.

Mr McLean was performing in New York's Central Park this time last year but feels most at home in Warwick.

"I'm really excited to be here," he said.

"This is where my peers are, and where the heroes I grew up watching are still competing.

"I grew up with names like Terry Hall and Michael Wilson, and talking to such great people there's a mutual respect there."

Mr McLean will perform for the first time at the Warwick Rodeo this year, but his involvement extends beyond the stage.

He has wasted no time getting involved with the campdrafting competition, helping herd cattle out of the ring.

Mr McLean said he wanted to take campdrafting to America, but admitted there were obstacles to overcome

"It is starting to take off in America but the seasons are so different over there," he said.

"A lot of the facilities they have are undercover and could not fit this type of competition.

"The big thing is to impress them with what we do and they'll take it on from there.

"It's no good telling them they want something, we need to be proud of our country and just show them what we can do."

Mr McLean and his equestrian team have been entertaining and educating crowds in Australia and the United States since 1999.

He has twice been named Ambassador of the Outback and has performed at every major equine event or agricultural show in Australia.

He will be performing at the Warwick Rodeo this Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.

Topics:  entertainers guy mclean horseman new york rodeo warwick

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