Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Thirty-five saddle up for national show jumping event




Thirty-five saddle up for national show jumping event

Cambodian Country Club’s horse park
(Left to right) Sim Narith, Jean Philippe Camboulives (FEI field officer), Alicia Khiem, Kathy Lovatt (national coach), Phat Makara, Lon Sopheaktra, Mona Tep (CEF secretary-general) and Ly Sovanchandara line up at the Cambodian Country Club’s horse park this month.

Thirty-five saddle up for national show jumping event

The 10th edition of the national show jumping championships, Norodom Sihanouk du Cambodge, will be held at the Cambodian Country Club’s horse park on Sunday in the wake of the International Equestrian Federation recently launching a long-term project to broad-base the sport in the Kingdom.

Up to 35 participants will compete at different levels from pony control to open class (90cm) during the day-long competition which continues to enjoy its traditional royal patronage.

King Norodom Sihamoni, who has made appearances at these events in the past, shares the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk’s passion for the equestrian sports and has deputed Princess Norodom Marie as his high representative to witness the event.

Interestingly, Princess Norodom Marie’s granddaughter Carla will be one of the participants in this show.

While all the national team members, now training hard for the upcoming SEA Games in Singapore under the supervision of national coach Kathy Lovatt, will be taking part in the Open Class, the spot-
light will be on two prom-ising female riders Alicia Khiem and Chenda Gossens.

“We are very excited we will be showcasing our young talented riders again. Indeed this event has a special focus on young ones while continuing to demonstrate the ability of our national team members,’’ said secretary-general of Cambodian Equestrian Federation Mona Tep, herself a rider of some repute.

The competition will be held between 9am and 4pm with an interlude for the royal fanfare accompanied by riders. The four competitive categories are Pony Control, Junior Novice, Senior Novice and Open Class.

It was reported recently that the International Equestrian Federation deputed one of its field officers Jean-Philippe Camboulives of France to unveil an FEI support project aimed at strengthening the CEF structure and enabling a positive development of the sport in the country.

The president of CEF, Van Sou Ieng, is ecstatic about the new developments and FEI’s solid support and is hoping for encouraging results for the country’s riders in the Singapore SEA Games.

The secretary general of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, Vath Chamroeun, will be among the high profile invitees for the event.

MOST VIEWED

  • Ministry mulls ASEAN+3 travel bubble

    The Ministry of Tourism plans to launch a travel bubble allowing transit between Cambodia and 12 other regional countries in a bid to resuscitate the tourism sector amid crushing impact of the ongoing spread of Covid-19, Ministry of Tourism spokesman Top Sopheak told The Post on

  • Courts’ decisions now published as reference source

    The Ministry of Justice has published 44 verdicts from civil litigation cases which can be used as models for court precedents and for study by the public and those who work in pertinent fields. Publication of the verdicts on December 31 came as the result of joint

  • ‘Kingdom one of safest to visit in Covid-19 era’

    The Ministry of Tourism on January 12 proclaimed Cambodia as one of the safest countries to visit in light of the Kingdom having been ranked number one in the world by the Senegalese Economic Prospective Bureau for its success in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. In rankings

  • Quarantine site in north Phnom Penh inaugurated

    A four-building quarantine centre in Phnom Penh’s Prek Pnov district was formally inaugurated on January 6. The centre can house up to 500 people, according to Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng. At the inauguration ceremony, Sreng said the municipal hall had cooperated with the Ministry

  • China firm to develop Mondulkiri airport

    Tourism to the Kingdom’s northeast corridor could experience a remarkable metamorphosis after the government decided in principle of a Chinese company to study and develop a proposal to build a regional-level airport in Mondulkiri province, according to industry insiders. The Council of Ministers said

  • More than 5K workers rush from Thailand amid outbreak

    Following the recent outbreak of Covid-19 in Thailand’s Samut Sakhon province, Cambodian migrants working in Thailand were gripped by worry over the situation and many rushed to return to their homeland. Over the past 10 days, more than 5,000 migrant workers have returned from Thailand through