Return to news index

World's oldest cowboy' Bob Holder still in the saddle at the age of 92

"I just wanna be a cowboy and stay a cowboy," Bob Holder says.

That's been the guiding ethos for the rodeo rider throughout his long life.

Holder fell in love with wild horses and cattle as a boy and says he's "been trying to tame them ever since".

The 92-year-old took to the saddle once again this past weekend after beating a serious lung disease — and the clock — to retain his title as "the world's oldest competitive cowboy".

He did so at the Bob Holder Arena, its new name unveiled on Saturday at the grand entry of the venue he established in his home town of Cootamundra, New South Wales.

Please click here to read the rest of the article as it appears on the ABC Rural News website.

Article written by: Conor Burke, Monty Jacka, and Simon Wallace

Your browser is out of date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now