Prizes galore at riding tourney

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Sunday’s turnout saw 28 young riders competed in three categories: 30cm, 60cm and 90cm.Courtesy CEF

The Cambodian Country Club (CCC) recently played host to a Cambodian Equestrian Federation (CEF)-organised Horse Riding Competition. Sunday’s turnout saw 28 young riders competed in three categories: 30cm, 60cm and 90cm with a total of three clubs participating in the Jumping Show.

The Cambodian Equestrian Federation awarded winners of the 30cm category; 1st place went to Yin Loun from KEC, 2nd place to Sum Sopha from KEC, and 3rd Kong Rattanak from CCC.

The 60cm was a popular height with Pravda de Col walking away with 1st prize. 2nd place went to Chantula Kiry and Kvan Hou Ratha both coming from Maddox. Rinda Meng Long from MKC rounded off the podium in 3rd.

In the 90cm, the 1st place went Maelle Bedel, 2nd place went to Amrita Norodom and 3rd place went to Tugdual Favre. Prizes and gifts offered up for riders included some of which were provided by Horseware.

Mona Tep, President of the CEF, thanked the many sponsors who laid out prizes for the youngsters.

“A big thanks also to Royal Phnom Penh Hospital, CPWO (Cambodian Pony Welfare Organization), TV5 for their continuous support to the federation, she said.

Next upcoming event, Ms. Tep said they Federation was now looking ahead to the Cambodia National Equestrian Team Demonstration on Friday at Areyksat at a new club – the Phnom Penh Equestrian Club.

“What was showcased this last Sunday is ‘the new kids in the block’ because they will be our national reserve [team]. Training them is our focus so they are ready for Phnom Penh SEA Games 2023 which Cambodia will host. A big thanks also to MN Trust Fund and FEI Solidarity who are supporting our Grass Root program.”

“At last our appreciation to Cambodian Country Club for hosting this Sunday event on behalf of CEF; and promoting together the equestrian spirit in the Cambodian community.”

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