Cameron Verstegen and his wife, Bonnie, live in Eagle Point, Oregon, where they were both born and raised. 2008 was an exciting year for the couple, welcoming their first child, Hunter, in January 2008.
Cameron began training horses by working for a small reining cow horse trainer while still in High School and progressed to working for cutting horse trainers, most notably Phil Hanson, Jr. Cameron and his wife Bonnie moved back to the Rogue Valley in 2005 to start their own cutting horse training program. Several years of climbing the ranks, so to speak, gave Cameron the opportunity to develop his own style of training, the basis of which is to train each horse as an individual. Cameron’s training focuses on the attributes of each horse without taking away their personality or heart.
Cameron showed Lil Miss N Texas to an outstanding score of 224 and won the Finals at the El Rancho Futurity. The daughter of Yellow Roan Of Texas had the crowd whistling and cheering with her performance. She was the last horse in the last set in the finals that began with 103 entries. The event was held at the brand new cutting facility built by Carol Ward at the Murieta Equine Complex in Murieta, California. We have been hearing about Lil Miss N Texas since the Klamath Falls Northwest Ranch Festival and it was exciting to see her and really exciting to see her win.
Since his break-out sucess, with Lil Miss N Texas, Cameron has showcased his sucess at weekend shows and limited aged events throughout the Northwest.