“Being raised in the Road to the Horse community, it is both an honor and a dream to be a competitor in the championship division. I take a lot of pride in having the opportunity to carry on the Cameron legacy in the World Championship of Colt Starting. There is tough competition headed to Lexington in 2023 and I look forward to the challenge.”
Cole Cameron was raised in the western way of life. Born in Arizona, raised in Texas and son to World Champion and Hall of Fame Cowboy, Craig. Cameron has spent his life on family ranches in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
He was always a top student, and a highly gifted athlete. Cameron was a standout 3-sport athlete in high school, earning all-district honors in football, winning a state championship and earning a scholarship to play college football at Texas A&M University. Upon graduating with his bachelors in agriculture, Cameron decided to pursue a graduate degree, earning a rodeo scholarship and a spot on the Texas A&M Rodeo Team. Cameron competed for two years for the Texas A&M Rodeo Team and twice at the College National Finals in Casper, Wyoming.
After finishing his college rodeo career, Cameron continued to follow his rodeo dream on the pro circuit. In 2011, he won the Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association in Steer Wrestling. Cameron is now a highly competitive team roper, and lives and works at the family Double Horn Ranch, near Stephenville, Texas, with his parents Craig and Dalene.
Cameron has worked with some of the top horse trainers over the years and has competed in multiple disciplines including, cutting, team roping, and reined cow horse.
Cameron teaches alongside his father at many horse expos and clinics. In the past year, Cameron has traveled to five countries and sixteen US States conducting horsemanship clinics on his own. He continues to travel nationally and internationally, teaching the Ride Smart Method that has been passed down from father to son. Cole is following in his father’s footsteps, helping people worldwide develop great horses and horsemanship, while keeping the western and cowboy way of life alive.
At the 2022 EXCA World Championships, Cameron claimed the Pro Division World Championship which secured his entry into the 2023 Calgary Stampede Cowboy Up Challenge. He also looks forward to clinics in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as well as all across the United States, in 2023. Learn more about Cole Cameron at www.RideSmartHorsemanship.com.
Road to the Horse 2023 takes place at the Kentucky Horse Park on March 23-26, 2022. Tickets are available at here or by calling 800-514-3849. Follow Road to the Horse on Facebook for the latest information.