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Cambodian Country Club goes medieval

HORSES will be running their courses this weekend when the Cambodian Country Club goes equine crazy. An entertainment show featuring over 40 horse-riding children and adults will take place this Saturday, May 5.

Vann Ratha, a member of the country club staff, told the Post that both Cambodian and foreign performers will don traditional Khmer clothes and dress for the show.

“Even foreigners – children and adults – will wear Khmer uniform to perform and they will be accompanied by a mixture of traditional Khmer and European music with a flavour of the middle ages,” she said.

The reasoning behind what seems like an odd musical choice becomes a little clearer as Vann Ratha explains part of the show’s medieval theme.

“There will be proud knights facing off in what we hope will be spectacular tournaments. Princesses in beautiful dresses will charm you with their dancing and the warriors will show you their power,” she continued. After the performance a buffet dinner will be served at the club at 8pm, with a party to follow.

A ticket includes the show, dinner buffet and water. Members of the club will pay $19 for adults and $10 for children (3-12 years old), while tickets for non-members cost $22 for adults and $12 for children (3-12 years old). Admission is free for children under three.

Soraya Ourrais, general manager of the Cambodian Country Club, revealed that most performers are aged from seven years upwards and have been training for the show with the Country Club’s French trainers for about four months. “We are hoping to have a similar equestrian event around the same time next year,” she added.

For more information and tickets, please contact 023 855 591/ 092-015 231 755 or go to Cambodian Country Club, Street 2004, Group 6, S/K Toeuk Thla, Sen Sok, Phnom Penh.

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