Maleah Lang-McMahon has been a successful recipient of a Tier 3 Scholarship within the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program.
Maleah is an Equestrian athlete from Waterford, Queensland. Her passion for her sport of showjumping has been fuelled by both her parents having competed at the highest level of showjumping themselves. Her father Peter McMahon, Australian representative at 2008 Beijing Olympics, her mother, Michelle Lang-McMahon, Australian representative at World Championships (2002 and 1994).
Maleah currently has a team of five horses and competes regularly Australia wide. She has also had vast International competition experience having competed successfully in Europe (Ireland and Netherlands) at the age of 14.
A regular day in the life of Maleah starts at sunrise when she spends six hours a day riding and training her horses. The rest of the day is spent helping her family run their racing and pre training stable which has 200 horses at any given time.
Maleah is one of the most successful up and coming riders in Australia and she hopes to one day represent her country at the Olympic Games and World Championships.
Maleah speaks of her selection within the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program:
“It is a great honour to be recognised by SAHOF. As an aspiring elite athlete, I believe initiatives such as SAHOF along with their mentoring program will be a vital tool for any young athlete, and I hope to be able to use this to further my sporting career and gain more recognition as an equestrian athlete for both myself and my sport.”
First started: 2008 (4 years old)
Aspirations after sport: Pursue a career as a bloodstock agent, buying and selling top racehorses to the biggest racing clients in the world.
Awards, Honours & Achievements
- 2020: Tamworth Young Rider Championships – 1st
- 2020: Gatton Jumping Into Spring-Grand Prix – 5th
- 2019: Aquis Champions Tour Junior Championships – 2nd
- 2019: Gatton World Cup Junior Championships – 2nd
- 2019: Willinga Park Junior Championships – 2nd
- 2018/2019: Brisbane Royal Show – Junior Champion
- 2018: Australian Children’s Champion
- 2018: Willinga Park Junior Championships – 1st
- 2018: Tamworth World Cup Junior Championship – 1st
- 2018: Aquis Champions Tour Junior Championship – 2nd
Bio picture credit: The Jtaime
Last updated 24/09/2020