Cambridge horsemen awarded scholarships

(Written by Paul Vettise, NZ Racing Desk)

A couple of mates from Cambridge are the recipients of the 2014 New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Sunline scholarships.

Benji King, who is currently based at Vinery Stud in Australia, will spend 10 weeks at Coolmore in Ireland, Cheveley Park in England and Taylor Made Farm in the United States through the Sunline Education Trust International Management Scholarship.

“In the long term I would like to manage or own my own stud farm,” King said. “I am sure that the scholarship will expose me to a lot of knowledge and people who will assist me in my goal.”

Dylan Treweek, son of Mark and Shelley Treweek of Lyndhurst Farm, has been awarded the five month Irish National Stud Scholarship.

“I heard about the course through my good friend Benji King and saw how much he had learned from it when he attended in 2012 and how much he enjoyed it,” Treweek said.

“One day I hope to either take over Lyndhurst Farm or manage my own farm and a course like this will be an ideal preparation and give me a bit more confidence going forward into new positions so I can work towards that goal.”