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Equestrianism hits the Cambodian Country Club

Equestrianism hits the Cambodian Country Club

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A rider clears a hurdle at the Cambodian Country Club in Phnom Penh. Photograph: Hong Menea/Phnom Penh Post

The Cambodian Equestrian Federation (CEF) will organise the ninth edition of the Norodom Sihanouk du Cambodge Show Jumping Championships at the Cambodian Country Club horse park, starting on January 20, when the first of the competition’s three stages will commence.

The next two tiers of the championships – involving four categories of riders – will be held at the same venue on January 27 and February 10

The event assumes added significance in light of the Federation’s plans to field the national team for the first time in the SEA Games in Myanmar at the end of the year.

“The competition will be very keen, and we are expecting a good turn out,” the newly appointed secretary-general of the CEF, Mona Tep, told the Post yesterday.

“We have four categories: Pony Control, 50-cm Show-jumping, 70-cm Show Jumping and 90-cm Grand Prix,” she said, adding: “There will be  fanfare from the Royal Palace before we start the event”

The first Sunday morning session, beginning at 10am, has been set apart for 70-cm intermediate-level Pony Control for beginners, and this event is expected to draw a huge number of children.

The afternoon session features 50-cm jumping for junior, senior and grand-prix level riders.

The championship winners will be determined by the accumulated points in each category over the three stages.  

Entry and registration details can be obtained from the Cambodian Country Club at [email protected] or phone 023 885 591, and from the Cambodian Equestrian Federation at [email protected]

To contact the reporter on this story: H S Manjunath at [email protected]

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