Guy McLean, Australia, Two-Time Road To The Horse Champion
Guy McLean was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1975, the youngest of five strapping boys in an inner city suburb, thousands of miles from where and who he is today. They moved to Hervey Bay, Queensland, where they purchased a 1600-acre property and over the next two years formed ‘Susan River Homestead’ Holiday Ranch resort. Guy’s parents wanted a life for their young family away from the city streets, with countless opportunities to prosper and grow, and it was here on the banks of the lazy Susan River that Guy was sat on his firsthorse as a 16-month-old.
Guy truly believes that the best tools in horsemanship are “Knowledge, Compassion, Patience and Imagination” and in using these, many a fine partnership has been formed. Since 1999, Guy and his equine team (led by Nugget for 12 years) performed all over Australia at every major equine event or agricultural show. In 2002 and 2006 Guy received the great honour of being named an official “Ambassador of the Outback” and through his performances of Horsemanship, Bush poetry and whip cracking he has helped to keep the traditions of the bush and the true Aussie Stockman alive. In 2005 Guy was the inaugural winner of ‘Equitana’s “Way of the Horse” young horse starting competition, and it was the methods he learned in the Queensland bush under the watchful eye of many a young horse that brought him victory.
Over the last 15 years Guy and his horses have achieved international acclaim. He is a two-time winner and reigning champion of the prestigious Road To The Horse www.guymcleanusatour.com