2010, People, Stories and Articles

Andrew Sullivan

Tanbar Station, Far West Qld

“I can’t fault it – its b……. beautiful.”

Andrew first went ringing in 1993, at 20 years of age and its his 3rd year at Tanbar, in Qld’s far South West. He grew up around Bathurst, attended Ag College, and after working at a lumber yard, decided he’d apply for a job at Rockhampton Downs. After 56 hours on the bus, he arrived in the Northern Territory and he’s been in the North and West ever since.

He’s recently become engaged to Polly Green, an “English rose” from North East Lincolnshire. They met in Windorah in 2008, when Polly was working at the pub. The wedding is planned for April 2010 – in Lincolnshire, so Andrew is preparing himself for a culture shock. Polly is also making an adjustment to cattle station life and has joined the stock camp. She describes the experience as “good……different!”

Andrew purchased a Kent Saddle in 2009. “I started riding in fender saddles in 1995, at Brighton Downs and I’ve never looked back. My Kent Saddle is really good; I’m really impressed with it.I can sit right in it, and it doesn’t move. Its like sitting in a arm chair and there’s no chance of rubbing a horse out. Its lightweight, there’s room to move, and it can take a bit of a knock. There are a few mates at home and they all want to ride in it. After I placed the order, it was 12 weeks from start to finish and Ben kept in contact.”