Ben Wilks | 24 | New Zealand
Riding Experience: Ben has been riding horses since he was eight years old and has a lot of experience of adventuring with horses out in the bush. To date the highlight of all his riding adventures was a trip up New Zealand’s 90 Mile Beach camping and riding through the dunes looking for wild horses. He thinks this will seem like a walk in the park after the Derby.
Outdoor/survival experience: A self confessed lover of adventure and the outdoors, Ben grew up on a farm, spending his childhood camping and orienteering. As a competitive runner he claims he has a strong drive for competition and pushing hard to achieve his goals.