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24 Aug Welcome to Team FOMO Cameron Swales
We are delighted to introduce our newest ambassador, Cameron Swales. He is a 17-year-old event rider based in East Lothian. Riding is his passion and has his sights set on pursuing a career in eventing. He has high ambitions, aiming to ride 4* at Badminton one day.
Cameron has two horses that he events. His own horse, Topper Boy Alfie, a grey 9-year-old Gelding, who fully started his eventing career last year. They started out at 90 and moved onto 100. They have had a good season and a promising future together.
His other horse is Millie’s Law Tilly, a 10-year-old Bay mare who he rides for Annie Allen.
Tilly and Cameron had a whirlwind season last year, doing their first novice in May. Since then, he’s done three 2* International classes with her and has performed for the Scottish 2* U18s eventing team in 2021 and 2022. He and Tilly look forward to competing 2* at Blair this weekend, we wish them both lots of luck.
Asking Cameron about himself, he says he is his own worst enemy as is very hard and critical of himself, always thinking that he can do better, even on a good day. He is also a great team player and loves helping his younger peers in the pony club, giving them advice, and loves seeing them thrive. One of his favourite riders is William Fox-Pitt; he loves how quiet a rider he is and how his horse’s always come first, even before competitions. His other passion is football and is Man United crazy which he has received a bit of an ear bashing from fellow ambassador Wills Oakden for.
Cameron on wearing his FOMO FAZE:
“What I love most about FOMO, is you always have the rider’s comfort as the highest priority. Safety wear isn’t always the most comfortable but you have managed to design a lightweight, super safe body-protector that completely moulds to your body which you almost don’t feel as if you’re wearing it.”