Twenty-two-year-old Ly Pouk rides Dara during the first event day of the sixth annual Norodom Sihanouk du Cambodge Horse Jumping Championships held at the Cambodian Country Club Sunday.Six categories were competed in during the day, featuring around 50 Cambodian and foreign riders. Results included joint first for Louise Guibert, Celiane de Wilde, and Gabriel Goossens in the galop 1 level for children ages 6-9 years old; John Cvetko triumphing in the adults beginners; top marks by Alyssa Rohan in the galop 4 level (12-14 years old); a best ride by Pierre Louis de Besombes in galop 2 (9-12 years old); first for Laura Belloy in the pony 1 discipline (4-6 years old); and finally a fine display by John You to end top of the advanced grand prix level. The second of the three event days is Sunday January 31 at the Cambodian Country Club.
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