Talented local rider Sochea Moeng stamped his mark on the eighth annual Norodom Sihanouk du Cambodge Show Jumping Championship at the Cambodian Country Club horse park on Sunday just like he had done the previous year by emerging as the winner of the prestigious Grand Prix competition.
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A female rider jumps a fence during Sunday’s concluding round of the 2012 Norodom Sihanouk du Cambodge Show Jumping tournament.
Riding with great aplomb and consistency, Sochea Moeng accumulated more points than the chasing pack over three championship days spread across the last three Sundays.
Following the winner in second and third places respectively were two Horse Future Program (HFP) products, Narith Sim and Sopheaktra Lon.
As widely tipped, Russian-Cambodian rider Alicia Khiem scaled the top of the Espoir Class (70cm) while two French girls, Ella Marcy and Thara Cheung A Long, filled the second and third slots.
It was a French exacta in the 50cm class, with Louise Guibert prevailing over her compatriot Nina Mottet. Srey Aun Orm of Horse Future Program finished third.
In the Novices class, German Greta Mag showed remarkable poise in pony control to take top honours ahead of Channa Ie and Piseth Phorn, both from HFP.