Zealander Cameron Ring has excelled at the Irish National Stud Thoroughbred
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: www.nzthoroughbred.co.nz