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Kiwi student’s hard work rewarded
14 Jul 2017

New Zealander Cameron Ring has excelled at the Irish National Stud Thoroughbred Breeders’ Course.

As a recipient of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Keith and Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship sponsored by the Taylor Family, he has been studying in Ireland for the last six months and last week he graduated from the Diploma course with honours.

Cameron was a fantastic ambassador for New Zealand and the NZTBA and he created a very good impression with all our staff, guest lecturers and on our visits to various equine establishments,” said Sally Carroll, of the Irish National Stud.

Ring will shortly return to New Zealand where he will join the staff at the Taylor family’s farm Trelawney Stud to put his diploma to good use.

He joins a long list of successful NZTBA scholarship recipients since the first student went in 1991, who have excelled at the course and continue to work in the thoroughbred industry in New Zealand and throughout the world.

Ring grew up and went to school in Matamata, 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 breeding, foaling, weaning, preparing yearlings and breaking in, giving him an ideal grounding for the diploma course in Ireland.

The Keith and Faith Taylor Scholarship is just one of two scholarships available through the NZTBA with the other being the Sunline International Management Scholarship. Applications for both scholarships close in early October. For further information on these scholarships contact the NZTBA or visit their website: