Year 9 student Lily-Mae Toon has recently competed, successfully representing Thailand, in an international horse riding competition. In February Lily-Mae joined adult and youth riders to participate in an international meeting which included teams from USA, England and Australia as well as other ASEAN region countries. The competition took place in front of the king of Cambodia, a special guest at the event.
Lilly-Mae, who has been riding since she was just five years old, usually rides on a horse called Crystal, stabled at nearby Horseshoe Point, where a number of Regent’s students attend regular riding lessons. Through regular competition results, Lilly-Mae was selected to compete for Chonburi province in a national competition in Chiang Mai in December, where she competed in both team and individual dressage and jumping events.
Lily-Mae Toon stands on stage amongst other riders.
The Chonburi team managed to secure a silver medal in the Chiang Mai event and Lily-Mae’s improved ranking meant that she was eligible for the event in Cambodia, which took place from 8th-10th February.
Lily-Mae is already looking forward to the next opportunity to compete for her country and we wish her lots of luck as she continues to develop her technique in this exciting sport.
Lily-Mae Toon (left) with another rider from Thailand.