Three Phases... Two Hearts
One Passion
3 to 6 November 2016

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Aussies bring home a Bronze

Australia took home a bronze medal in the eventing team competition after a dramatic finish that went down to the final rider at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The Aussies led the team competition after the cross-country leg, but with the elimination of Shane Rose, the team had to count all three rounds in the jumping final. Stuart Tinney had 17 penalties on Pluto Mio, which put Australia out of first place. Sam Griffiths then went clear on his horse Paulank Brockagh to put Australia back in the race for gold. It set up a frantic finish, where a clear round from German world number one Michael Jung put his team in the gold medal position, only for France to take over with a clear from Nicolas Astier on Piaf de b’Neville. The final competitor Chris Burton – who had led the individual competition after the cross-country – had a chance to give Australia the gold with a clear round. He had two rails down, however, leaving his team in the bronze medal position and securing the Olympic title for France. Burton finished fifth and compatriot Griffiths was fourth in the individual jumping final. Burton said while the team was happy to take bronze behind France and Germany, he could not help thinking about what might have been. “Look there’s always a lot of pressure when you jump in three day eventing in reverse order in pole position, but I was happy with the way everything went,” he said. “The horse has really exceeded our expectations this week but of course it’s disappointing to have two down. Burton said the... read more

2016 Market Place expands to welcome new stalls

Due to overwhelming demand for exhibition spaces, the Aus3de have decided to open up a new row of trade stalls as well as creating an additional trade space on the eastern side of the Grandstand this year. Food vendor spaces in Victoria Park are now sold out, but we do have limited food vendor opportunities still in Rymill Park on the very busy Cross Country day. To register for the Marketplace, click here.  To see the map of this year’s Market Place Shopping Village, click... read more

Bronze podium finish for the Aussies at Rio

In a nail biting contest, it came down to the last four horse and rider combinations into the arena to decide the team result at the final showjumping phase of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The 12-fence track tested the turning skills of horses that took on one of the toughest Olympic Eventing cross-country tracks of all time yesterday. Australia’s grip on the lead was unfortunately undermined by the first rider, Stuart Tinney, whose horse Pluto Mio kicked out four fences and also went over the time-allowed to collect a very expensive 17 faults. This dropped the team into bronze medal spot, and left New Zealand out in front despite a single mistake from opener Jonelle Price with Faerie Dianimo. The French were already looking very comfortable after fabulous rounds from both Karim Laghouag with Entebbe and Thibaut Vallette riding Qing de Briot, but they began to look vulnerable when Mathieu Lemoine’s Bart L got tired towards the end of the track and left two fences on the floor for eight faults. In the end, gold went to France, followed by Germany in second and Australia in third, in a fantastically close finish. It all came down to Chris Burton’s round with the Team placings changing with each of the two rails. Gold if he was clean, silver if he had one and bronze with two. What huge pressure for a relatively inexperienced horse. Full results here: ‪#‎twohearts‬ ‪#‎Equestrian‬... read more

Aussies in the lead after XC at Rio!

What an exciting day of Cross Country sport at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The predictions that the course would be influential certainly were correct. At the end of the day, Australia is in the lead in the teams event on 150.3 with Kiwis in second on 154.8, France in 3rd on 161 and the Germans in 4th on 172.8. Sam Griffiths rode a great team round, careful, calculating with Paulank Brockagh on a time of 6.8. Christopher Burton’s ride on his nine year old dressage horse, Santana, at its first four star, was exceptional. Christopher not only mastered the course, but did it so elegantly. Stuart Tinney’s had a great ride,  with just 2.8 to move Australia to the lead. New Zealand’s Clarke Johnstone, who was 3rd at the 2015 Aus3de,  was very classy on Balmoral Sensation, just 4.8 time for the Kiwis. Not all good news for Shane Rose and CP Qualified, who were great all the way to the final water where the horse had a run off. On the second attempt, he landed on the jump, and then a third attempt, Shane pulled up. But with three fantastic rounds, the Aussies are on top for now. Should be a nail biting finish for the showjumping tomorrow! #twohearts ridewithus #goforgold Photo Credit: Equestrian... read more

Rio Olympic Eventing team on course as dressage concludes

Eventing team on course as dressage concludes | AUS Team | Rio 2016 <img height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=”” style=”display:none” src=”” /> EQUESTRIAN: Australia’s eventing team is occupying the bronze medal position at the conclusion of the dressage phase and team-member Chris Burton (Santano II) remains in the silver medal position in the individual standings. Riders Stuart Tinney and Shane Rose were on the arena on Day 2 with Rose and CP Qualified contributing a score of 42.50 penalties to Australia’s overall team score. It has Rose and his horse ranked 13th individually. “I was really pleased with him,” Rose said. “He did the test that I thought he would do, it was a nice test and he was consistent.” Tinney said his horse Pluto Mio was challenged by the atmosphere at times, but there were some elements to the test that he was happy with. “Some of his trot work was nice, and the canter,” Tinney said. “It was a mix, some good and some not so good. He was a bit tense in there which was a shame as he was working really well outside.” With the dressage phase now complete, the team now prepares for Monday’s cross country, a 5,700 metre course that winds its way through the Olympic Equestrian Centre at Deodoro. The team has walked the course a number of times and are prepared for the task at hand. “It’s a big track, it’s quite technical,” Rose said. “I think it’s a nice course and if ridden well it’s going to look really good. If you don’t ride well it will cause you trouble. “My horse is... read more

CMI Toyota drives forward as Aus3de car sponsor

The Australian International Three Day Event is pleased to welcome CMI Toyota as the official vehicle sponsor for the 2016 event. The CMI (Commercial Motor Industries) history spans more than 50 years. In 1963, CMI became the South Australian distributor for Toyota commercial vehicles. Between 1963 and 1988 some 40,000 new vehicles were handled by the company from its original Flinders Street premises. With four convenient locations across metropolitan Adelaide, each CMI Toyota branch stocks a large range of new and quality used vehicles and employs a team of friendly and knowledgeable staff to assist with all your vehicle needs. Look out for the Toyota cars at the 2016 Australian International Three Day... read more

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

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