Monday, April 25, 2016

Australia: Horsing around has taken Irvine across the globe

Sunshinecoastdaily.com.au - Full Article

A LOVE of horses has opened many doors for Kelsey Irvine.

The 25-year-old elite endurance rider and horse trainer has been a polo groom at Kerry Packer’s property in the Hunter Valley, trained Arabian horses in Dubai and ridden the Canadian Rockies as a horseback tour guide.

She also worked at stables in Eumundi and Kenilworth, for champion endurance rider Brook Sample.

Between horsing around, Ms Irvine has worked the Victorian ski fields and travelled throughout Canada and America in an old blue Chevy with older sister Jess.

It’s a long way from her family’s 162-hectare farm in Central Queensland but in an industry where pedigree counts for everything, hers provides a clue to the reason for her success.

Ms Irvine’s grandfather was bush legend and horse whisperer Alwyn Torenbeek, who is a triple Hall of Fame inductee as a rodeo champion, stockman and endurance rider...

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http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/horsing-around-has-taken-irvine-across-the-globe/3006472/