Organisers of the spectacular Rodeo 4 Life event have announced the 2019 line-up of 25 elite bull riding champions, and Maldon's Toby Collins will be one of the star attractions.
Collins will perform in front of a huge audience at Australia's richest bull ride and country music spectacular at Wollongong's WIN Entertainment Centre, on Saturday 30 November.
Toby Collins will fight the odds to stay mounted for the full eight seconds on the legendary JP Gill and Sons' mightiest rodeo bulls as he competes for the championship title and $30,000 in prize money.
The international bull riding champion has a string of impressive titles under his belt.
Toby was the 2018 Cloverdale Bull Riding Champion, a 2016 (PRCA) Texas Circuit Finals Qualifier and in 2011 he won the title of APRA Rookie Bull Riding and Saddle Bronc Champion.
Producer Doug Vickers, a long-time rodeo man who's produced many large-scale rodeo events across Australia said he was thrilled that Toby will be involved.
"The audience should be prepared for an 'edge of their seat' experience when Rodeo 4 Liferocks The Gong with a thrilling, action-packed night of electrifying live rodeo and country music entertainment," he said.
While Rodeo 4 Lifewill be exhilarating, Australia's bull riding champions won't just be riding for the grand prize when they burst from chutes on powerful bulls in the ride of their lives.
They will be riding for a greater cause; to raise bucks that can save lives through funding organ transplant research at the RPA Transplant Institute (RPATI).
Toby Collins said the competition in Ride 4 Life would be as tough as it gets.
"We'll all be riding our hearts out for this important cause and hoping to bring home the grand prize in Australia's richest bull riding rodeo arena spectacular," he said.
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) has long been an Australian pioneer in organ transplant research and surgery.
The team has saved thousands of lives through developing breakthroughs that benefit all Australians.
Thanks to the funds raised from Rodeo 4 Life, the RPATI will be able to continue with the development of a world first organ perfusion system that will be able to extend organ viability from the current length of just a few hours to several days.
This will allow more organs to be made available for transplant and a greater number of Australian lives to be saved.
The rodeo action will be coupled with a full length live concert by seven-time Golden Guitar winner Travis Collins, performing some of his greatest hits.