Behind The Scenes With The Rising Star Of The Thai Equestrian World, Jaruporn Limpichati
On a sultry morning, the Tatler Thailand team gathered at Checkmate Horse Club in Pathum Thani where cover star and Thailand national equestrian team rider Jaruporn Limpichati regularly hones her riding skills.
The club, established by Jaruporn’s equestrian coach, Dhewin Manathanya, offered the perfect location for our photoshoot, an expansive setting ideal for social distancing but one in which Jaruporn could feel at home with her horses.
For the shoot, Jaruporn, or Sai, wore apparel from the collection of Thai brand Theatre, as well as her own riding outfits, and while she admitted posing for magazine images was new to her, she quickly got the hang of it. In fact, the shoot became something of a relaxed guided tour as she explained the facilities and told stories of her early riding experiences. As the day progressed we visited the riding arena and stables, where we learned that the horses were also undergoing quarantine to prevent them from being infected by the African horse sickness virus which has spread among these animals in Thailand.
After posing gracefully in the riding arena Sai eagerly showed off her horses. She greeted Irregular Choice with a kiss but it was Comt’est Z, a young white mare, who was co-opted to appear in our pictures with her owner. And at the end of the day you could feel that both rider and mount were itching to be done so that they could get into the ring for some much anticipated exercise.
Watch our behind-the-scenes video of Sai's cover shoot below:
Find our July 2020 issue starring Jaruporn Limpichati at Asia Books bookstores nationwide.
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