Oct 2018

LIFE on the EDGE

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Many of you will have heard of Tristan Voorspuy, some may even have been lucky enough to join him on one of his thrilling Offbeat riding safaris in Kenya. Having founded the safari company that was to make his name in 1990, Tristan went on to transform a destitute ranch in northern Kenya into a superb wildlife reserve, profitable cattle ranch and acclaimed tourist destination. He led a full, colourful and inspirational life, and true to form, died defending his property from armed invaders in March 2017.
 
Having been brought up in rural Sussex, Tristan loved hunting from an early age and never missed the opportunity of a day’s sport during his return to the UK each November. In 1997 Tristan took on east Africa’s last surviving hunt when the previous master left him the pack in his will.

Undeterred by the challenges of running a hunt in post-colonial Africa, Tristan and his wife Cindy set about improving the pack with a draft from the East Cornwall and throwing lavish fund raising hunt balls at Deloraine, the Voorspuy’s imposing family home on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. An early morning hunt with Ginger Bell’s hounds became an obligatory adventure for any hunting client at the end of their safari, and the hunt flourished for a decade before eventual disbandment.
 
Life on the Edge is my second book, and the story of Tristan’s fascinating and extraordinary life, which, as the title suggests, was characterised by danger, excitement and adventure. A donation is being made for every copy sold to the charitable trust set up in Tristan’s name, The Tristan Voorspuy Conservation Trust.
 
Signed copies of
Life on the Edge cost £20 and are available by visiting www.adriandangar.com or by contacting me by email on adrian.dangar@virgin.net
 
Please do forward this email to anyone who knew Tristan or you feel may be interested.