Sally’s dream boosted

Sally Malay, 17, is about to head to the US for a chance at his dream to become a rodeo rider, with the support of proud parents Lindsay Malay and Marika Riley. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK

Sally Malay, 17, is about to head to the US for a chance at his dream to become a rodeo rider, with the support of proud parents Lindsay Malay and Marika Riley. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK

A YOUNG Aboriginal rodeo rider is a step closer to a lifelong dream.

Sally Malay, 17, will travel to the US next week to compete in a high school rodeo competition.

The Lake Rowan resident moved to the Border at age 11 to escape a tough life in a remote town in the Kimberley.

His goal is to become a professional rodeo rider and compete in the US, and eventually win a world title.

“I have sacrificed a lot to get to where I am today, but I am in the middle of living my dream,” he said.

“Part of my dream is going to America to learn and compete at an elite level.”

Mr Malay already has a long list of victories to his name from competitions across the country.

“I’m geting nervous,” he said.

“But I’m getting keen as well.

“I can’t wait.”

Read Mr Malay’s inspiring story in Focus in Saturday’s The Border Mail.

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