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3 to 6 November 2016

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Forestry SA joins Aus3de

The Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3de) are pleased to welcome Forestry SA, South Australia’s leading forestry business, as a returning sponsor to the 2016 event. Once again, ForesrtySA will be issuing a large amount of salvaged timber for cross country fences, fence posts and other uses at the event. While some milled products have been outsourced, a lot of timber product which would otherwise have gone to waste, has been salvaged. What’s more, South Australian event riders will be using the picturesque Kuitpo Forest for fitness training and conditioning horses in the lead up to the event in November, as part of ForestrySA’s Community Engagement Program to encourage more people to use the forest from recreation, sport and tourism. The picturesque Kuitpo Forest is now a welcome site for weary riders of the famous Kidman Trail, as ForestrySA continues to build on its reputation as one of South Australia’s premier natural horse riding destinations. Situated in the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges, its rolling forest hills, close proximity to Adelaide, location along sections of the 269km Kidman riding trail and purpose-built accommodation have cemented it as a recreational horse riding hotspot. For more information or to book your stay during the ForestrySA camping season (1 April and 30 November), please visit or call the Kuitpo Forest Information Centre on (08) 8391... read more

R M Williams new naming right sponsor for CIC3*

R M Williams, bootwear and clothing retailer, are the official naming rights sponsors of the 2016 Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3de) new CIC3* class. The Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3de) welcomes R M Williams as the official sponsor, which strengthens the relationship with the iconic brand and the Aus3de. This is the first time the event will include a new CIC3* event, which will entice more competitors and spectators to the event. Aus3DE Event Director Gillian Rolton said she was delighted the prestigious company has joined forces with the Aus3de, and looks forward to working with R M Williams for the event. “We are delighted to be working with R M Williams for the 2016 Australian International Three Day Event,” Gill said. “We see this partnership as a strong affiliation for this year, and years to come.” “The R M Williams CIC3* class will be a popular addition to the 2016 program, providing an option for riders that are on their way to Adelaide CCI4* but are not quite ready for that level. We anticipate a good number of entries for this class,” she said. For more information on R M Williams, click... read more

Don’t miss Friday’s Twilight Equestrian Gala

Enjoy a spectacular evening of equestrian action on the Main Arena on Friday 4th November for the Twilight Equestrian Gala. The evening will commence with the exciting RM Williams CIC3* Show Jumping to be run in reverse order of dressage placings to enhance the suspense. Meanwhile, in front of the Marketplace, the celebrities and horses will be warming up for the Celebrity Ride and Drive! Six teams of three, comprising of a showjumper, a sporting celebrity, and a carriage horse and driver team will be timed in a tag team competition starting over showjumps, passing the whip to the celebrities, who run cross to the carriage, jump onto the back and together, they negotiate a high speed cones course in a race against the clock. Following the fun of the Celeb Challenge Ride and Drive, the course will be set for the Thomas Foods International World Cup Show Jumping where Australia’s best showjumpers will partake in this one round timed Show Jumping Class. Enjoy all this and more in style from the Chairman’s’ Lounge with top SA food and wine on tap. Tickets available for this very shortly through Ticketek. Alternatively, watch from the Adelaide City Council Grandstand with food from the Marketplace Shopping Village and drinks from the... read more

Thomas Foods International sponsors Show Jumping Day & World Cup Show Jumping

Thomas Foods International, Australia’s largest 100% family owned meat-processing company, are the official naming rights sponsors of the 2016 Australian International Three Day Event Showjumping Day and World Cup Show Jumping Class. The partnership shows the commitment that Thomas Foods International maintain for premium events in South Australia, which are fundamental for further growth and opportunities in the state. Aus3DE Event Director Gillian Rolton said she was delighted the prestigious company has joined forces with the Aus3de, and looks forward to working with Thomas Foods International for the event. “We are thrilled to be working with Thomas Foods International for the 2016 Australian International Three Day Event,” Gill said. “We see this partnership as a strong affiliation for this year, and years to come.” For more information on Thomas Foods International, click... read more

Aussies make history in Aachen

Aus3de past winners, Olympians, and Rio selected Eventing team riders Shane Rose and Chris Burton have made history in Germany with team members Samantha Birch and Sonja Johnson, winning gold in the DHL Nations’ Cup in Aachen CICO3*. This year, the Aussies topped the podium ahead of the Germans in their homeland in a fantastic victory of four fast clear rounds to finish on a score of 145. Germany were in second place on 154, and Ireland were third. The Australian quartet led the field from the start and extended their lead of just 0.7 penalties after the Dressage to a convincing final margin of 9.5 penalties with four fast Cross Country rounds. 2015 Aus3de CIC4* winner, Shane Rose and CP Qualified were second by just 0.4 to Michael Jung and Fischer Takinou. Shane was the best Australian rider in second place, ahead of Ingrid Klimke in third and fourth place respectively with her four-legged Olympic partner Horseware Hale Bob OLD and her Team World Champion SAP Escada FRH. Australia’s Christopher Burton, who won the CICO Aachen in 2012 and 2013, came fifth this year with Nobilis, ahead of Michael Jung and La Biosthetique-Sam FBW. All and all, a great weekend for Australian... read more

Aus3de prepares Olympians for selection

Three out of the four riders selected for the Australian Olympic Eventing Team for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games are previous winners of the Australian International Three Day Event. The four Eventing rider and horse combinations have been announced for the 2016 Olympic Team – Chris Burton (Santano II), Sam Griffiths (Paulank Brockagh), Shane Rose (CP Qualified) and Stuart Tinney (Pluto Mio). Shane Rose (CP Qualified) were winners of the CIC4* 2015 Australian International Three Day Event- which was one of the outstanding performances on Shane’s Road to Rio selections. Shane also won the CIC4* at the 2004 Aus3de on Beauford Miss Dior. Chris Burton has also been a winner of the CIC4* at the Australian International Three Day Event, on the catch ride TS Jamimo in 2013 and on his own Newsprint in 2008. Stuart Tinney won the CIC4* at the 2011 Aus3de on Panamera and also the 2011 Aus3de on Vettori. New Zealand rider Clarke Johnson was a close 3rd to Shane at the 2015 Australian International Three Day Event. Clarke has been selected to represent the New Zealand eventing team for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Previous winner of the 2003 Australian International Three Day Event, Boyd Martin has also been selected to ride for the 2016 United States Eventing Team. Aus3de Event Director Gillian Rolton said the Aus3de is a great stepping stone for riders on their Olympian journey. “The Aus3de is the only event in the Southern Hemisphere that prepares riders for the scale of competition that we see on a world stage” Gill said. “The larger crowds, big prizemoney, exciting atmosphere, quality of... read more

Aus3de welcomes German Eventing Team Gold medal Coach Christopher Bartle

Organisers of the 2016 Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3de) are thrilled to welcome German Eventing Team Gold Medal Coach Christopher Bartle as the event’s first International Ambassador and Masterclass host for the 2016 Aus3de. Since 2001, Christopher has been the National Coach to the German Olympic Three Day Event Team – Winners of Team and Individual Gold medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and London in 2012, as well as coaching Michael Jung, Individual World Champion in Kentucky 2010. He has also coached the German Eventing Team at the World Equestrian Games in 2014 in Normandy where they again won Team and Individual Gold. Prior to 2001 and his German Team appointment, Christopher was the  British Eventing Team Dressage Trainer, for the 1996 Atlanta Games and the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. As a competitor, Christopher has a long affiliation with international level Dressage and Eventing successfully representing Great Britain in Dressage and Eventing, winning the prestigious Badminton Horse Trials on Word Perfect who was travelling Reserve for Sydney Olympics. He also runs the very successful Yorkshire Riding centre in the UK. As a coach Christopher received the British Horse Society’s Trainers Award, in 1995 and in 2001 was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the British Horse Society. Aus3de Event Director Gillian Rolton said it is an honour to have someone of Christopher’s expertise in Adelaide for the Australian International 3 Day event. “We are privileged to have Christopher in Adelaide for the Aus3de Event this November,” Gillian said. “He is widely respected on an international scale, with Olympic scores on the board as a trainer, backed up by... read more

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