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2017 MITSUBISHI MOTORS AUS3DE ALL SET AND READY TO GO!

2017 MITSUBISHI MOTORS AUS3DE ALL SET AND READY TO GO!

2017 MITSUBISHI MOTORS AUS3DE ALL SET AND READY TO GO!

Media Release

15 November 2017

The 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event (MMAus3DE) is set to kick off on Thursday 16 November, heralding its 20th year, held in the Adelaide parklands.

This year is set to be bigger than ever with an amazing program of equestrian events from Thursday  16 to Sunday 19 November.

Tomorrow,   gates   open   from   8.00am   for   a   free   day   of   dressage   for   the   general   public,   with   the   first    competitor   stepping   on   to   the   Brand   SA   Main   Arena   for   the   Horseland   CCI2*   from   9am.

Dr   Felicity-­‐ann   Lewis,   Aus3DE   Chair,   said   that   everything   was   set   for   an   amazing   competition   and   the    Adelaide   parklands   were   looking   better   than   ever,   providing   a   beautiful   backdrop   for   this   unique   city    equestrian   event.

“We   have   a   very   strong   field   of   21   entries   in   the   Mitsubishi   Motors   CCI4*,   Olympic   standard    competition,   with   Australia’s   best   horses   vying   for   top   honours,   along   with   a   strong   contingent   of   six    horse’s   from   New   Zealand,”   said   Dr   Lewis.

Tourism   Minister   Leon   Bignell   said   equestrian   enthusiasts   from   all   over   the   world   would   be   focused    on   Adelaide   this   weekend.

“The   State   Government   has   been   a   proud   supporter   of   the   Aus3DE   since   its   inception   and   for   20    years   the   organisers   have   done   an   awesome   job   bringing   this   international   event   to   the   heart   of   the    city.

The   Aus3DE   is   the   only   four-­‐star   competition   in   the   Southern   Hemisphere   and   regularly   attracts   the    best   competitors   from   around   the   world. This   event   has   not   only   put   Adelaide   on   the   equestrian   map   but   also   makes   a   significant   contribution    to   our   record   $6.3   billion   visitor   economy,   with   more   than   25,000   spectators   expected   to   attend.

Hosting   major   international   events   like   the   Aus3DE   is   what   South   Australia   does   best   and   I    encourage   everyone   to   get   down   to   Victoria   Park   during   the   next   few   days   to   see   the   world-­‐class    equestrian   action.”

The   CCI4*   horses   will   ‘trot   up’   this   afternoon   to   prove   they   are   fit   to   compete   in   the   three   phases   of    the   Three   Day   Event,   prior   to   heading   on   to   the   Brand   SA   Main   Arena   for   the   dressage   competitions    on   Friday   17   November   from   1.10pm.

Overall,   the   three   classes   of   competition   have   attracted   more   than   80   competitors,   including   Hazel    Shannon   on   her   horse   Willinga   Park   Clifford,   who   has   returned   to   Adelaide   to   defend   her   CCI4*   title    after   winning   in   2016.

Dr   Felicity-­‐ann   Lewis,   MMAus3DE   Chair   said   that   under   the   stewardship   of   Event   Director,   Gillian    Rolton   and   her   team,   the   MMAus3DE   is   growing   from   strength   to   strength   and   is   testament   to   her    passion   and   vision   for   this   event   and   sport   in   Adelaide.

The   partnership   with   Mitsubishi   Motors   will    continue   to   support   this   event   as   the   Southern   Hemisphere’s   premier   Three-­‐Day-­‐Event.      This   year   the   Mitsubishi   Motors   Australian   International   3DE   is   a   qualifying   competition   for   the    Australian   team   for   the   2018   World   Equestrian   Games   to   be   held   in   North   Carolina,   USA.

This   event   is   not   only   for   the   equine   enthusiasts.   Some   hospitality   packages   are   still   available   where    you   can   enjoy   the   excitement   of   the   competition   at   the   highest   level,   rub   shoulders   with   the   riders    and   enjoy   some   excellent   South   Australian   food   and   produce.

General   Admission   tickets   can   be   bought   from   the   Main   Gate   on   Fullarton   Rd   during   the   event.      Visit   our   website   for   more   information:-­‐     australian3de.com.au/ticket   information

The   2017   Mitsubishi   Motors   Australian   Three   Day   Event   is   in   Adelaide’s   inner-­‐city   East   Parklands    from   Thursday   16   to   Sunday   19   November   2017.

Remember

THREE   PHASES   –   TWO   HEARTS   –   ONE   PASSION

For   more   information   on   the   MMAus3DE   contact   Brenton   Wilkinson,   Media   Manager,   0400   553   611,    or   Nikki   Mott   Media   Advisor   to   Leon   Bignell   MP   0435   965   203