Team Rider Spotlight ~ 20 Questions with MADISON TONG
In the spotlight this week is junior Ambassador Madison Tong. Madison is a showjumper from Western Australia.
Your most overused phrase is…“’Literally me.’”
The best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?“Keep your chin up, smile and honestly – who cares what others think?”
What is your hidden talent? “I (like to think I) can sing.”
What do you like most about our brand?“The PHR products are so stylish and fit so well. They are so comfortable too!”
How do you manage your nerves before competing? “I take a deep breath, clear my mind of negative thoughts and assure myself that whatever happens, I will have tried my best. I also find it key to have faith that my horse will look after me.”
When you were 5, you were pretty sure you’d be a…“Magician”when you grew up.
How do you define success?“When the people I love most are proud and I am well and truly satisfied with what I have achieved.”
What is the most played song on your iPhone?“Sweet but Psycho – Ava Max.”
What is your favourite part about working with PHR?“The whole team and the other ambassadors are so lovely and nice – being exposed to the behind-the-scenes is so enlightening and its so rewarding when other people discover the brand and love it so much – it’s honestly just the best feeling.”
What is your most exhilarating riding moment?“Going fast and clear in a speed round or jump off.”
What chore do you absolutely hate doing?“Laundry.”
If you were an animal what would you be?“Probably a wolf.”
What’s the most recent app you’ve downloaded? “VSCO.”
Which is the most challenging horse you have ridden, and why?“Since I used to ride at a riding school, I got exposed to many different horses which I am very thankful for, as I’ve learnt so much from all the different kinds of horses I’ve ridden, but the most challenging and one of my favourite ponies of all time is a grey mare named Dimples. She was the first pony I leased and loved throwing tantrums – rearing up, bucking and dropping her shoulder to charge at the gate as well as refusing to ever turn in the direction I asked her to. That being said, she is an absolute jumping diva, easily clearing metre fences when she decided to cooperate, and overall taught me almost everything I know.”
Your least favourite food?“Anything with too many vegetables in it.”
How did you first learn about PHR? “Through social media.”
You’re happiest when…“I am somewhere peaceful with a nice scenery, a good book and a cuddly animal. Or just when I’m at the stables with Flame.”
Where is the best place you’ve travelled to and why? “My favourite place that I’ve travelled to has got to be Venice. It is absolutely breathtaking with lovely people and I love being close to the water.
Any superstitions when it comes to competing?“Having nice, matchy sets and nice competition clothes make competition days good.”
If you were a superhero, your superpower would be…“Telekinesis.”