Occupation: owner of a residential building company
Horse: 10-year-old pure Arab gelding Karamea Krusader, who Cameron has had since he was three-and-a-half.
Best results: won first “real test” 120km two seasons ago, solid 160kms over the past two seasons including podium finishes.
National representation: Trans Tasman team to Australia where he won the ride.
Braden Cameron knows that while it has taken a lot of hard work to get this far, he has a whole lot more to come.
“It is good to have this opportunity,” he says. “I know this horse is ready. He is an amazing animal.”
Cameron, who is husband to Kenza and dad to Meya (13) and Neve (8), lives on a 30-acre lifestyle block just out of Wellington city where he has 13 horses. Full time groom Henrikus Swart is a huge help in preparing, training and grooming the horses while Cameron runs his busy construction company.
“I have good teams at work and at home, and it is that strong support network that allows me to do this.”
He was groom at the 2012 WEG, which gave him crucial insight as to how championship events ran, but also inspired him to take the next step.
|Normandy 2014 World Equestrian Games||Karamea Krusader||Endurance Team||DNF|