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2017 Keith and Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship winner announced
28 Nov 2016The NZTBA Sunline Scholarship recipients have been announced for 2017 with the Keith and Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship to the Irish National Stud to Cameron Ring.

Cameron Ring leaves to begin his course at the Irish National Stud in the last week of January.

Cameron is 22 and grew up and went to school in Matamata. He is currently working at Waikato Stud. He inherited his interest in thoroughbreds from his grandfather Bill Ring who was president of the Matamata Racing Club, while his great grandfather Calvin Ring was a stalwart of the industry. At the age of 15 Cameron started working after school at Hinuera Lodge for Vanessa and Wayne Hillis and gained the skills necessary to work in a racing stable and take horses to the races.

On leaving school he studied at Lincoln University on a Future Leaders Scholarship where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in rural valuation. While at university he decided he would explore the breeding side of the industry and spent his holidays working at Waikato Stud.

Once he had completed his studies he took up a full-time role at the stud, learning all aspects of the extensive operation that is Waikato Stud, and heads to Ireland skilled in breeding, foaling, weaning, preparing yearlings and breaking in.

The Irish National Stud scholarship is kindly sponsored by the Keith and Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship, and on returning to New Zealand next spring, Cameron will be employed at the Taylor's Trelawney Stud for six months.