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THE AUSTRALIAN 3 DAY EVENT, WHERE THE CHAMPIONS ARE MADE

THE AUSTRALIAN 3 DAY EVENT, WHERE THE CHAMPIONS ARE MADE

THE AUSTRALIAN 3 DAY EVENT, WHERE THE CHAMPIONS ARE MADE Media Release  19  November  2017 In  the  heat  of  the  sun,  on  the  final  day,  Champions  are  made.  It  came  down  to  the   closest  of  margins,  where  errors  are  measured  in  the  smallest  of  detail  and  one  lack   of  concentration  can  be  the  difference  between  winning  and  losing,  getting  on  the   podium  or  simply  just  getting  back  in  your  truck. The  CCI4*  ended  with  New  Zealander  Clarke  Johnstone  continuing  his  phenomenal   form  securing  1st  place  with  a  clear  round  in  the  Jumping.  All  weekend  Johnstone   has  lead  from  the  front  showing  complete  class  with  his  wonderful  mount  Balmoral   Sensation.  They  have  not  missed  an  opportunity  to  shine  throughout  the  weekend   and  they  embraced  the  pressure,  turning  in  text  book  performances  to  be  crowned   the  CCI4*  Champions. On  his  victory,  Johnstone  added,”I  have  said  this  before,  he  is  an  amazing  horse  and   I  am  very  lucky  to  be  riding  him.  He  has  been  focused  all  weekend.  I  always  knew  he   was  a  great  jumper  and  I  am  proud  of  what  we  have  achieved  over  the  last  3  Days.  I   would  like  to  thank  the  event  organisers  for  putting  on  a  wonderful  event  in  the   beautiful  Adelaide  Parklands  and  I  hope  to  come  back  next  year  to  defend  my  title.” Megan  Jones  also  had  a  great  weekend  finishing  as  only  the  second  person  to  have   a  clear  Jumping  round.  Having  not  been  out  of  the  top  three  at  any  stage,  Kirby  Park   Impress  has  been  a  reliable...
CLARKE STILL HOLDS TOP SPOT AFTER QANTAS CROSS COUNTRY DAY

CLARKE STILL HOLDS TOP SPOT AFTER QANTAS CROSS COUNTRY DAY

CLARKE STILL HOLDS TOP SPOT AFTER QANTAS CROSS COUNTRY DAY Media Release 18  November  2017 As   the   CCI4*   Qantas   cross-­‐country   phase   ends,   Clarke   Johnstone   continues   on   top   of   the    Leaderboard   on   45.90   penalties.   “It   was   right   up   there.   A   real   4*.   It   was   hard.” Talking   about   his   13-­‐year-­‐old   Balmoral   Sensation,   The   New   Zealander   said   “He   is   always   pretty   wild    before   the   cross-­‐country.   I   could   hardly   control   him   this   morning   at   the   first   warm-­‐up   but   once   he    gets   out   of   the   start   box   he   is   completely   focussed,   100%.   He   doesn’t   notice   anything   at   all    except   what   is   in   front   of   him.   I   am   really   lucky   to   ride   that   horse.” It   was   obviously   a   very   mixed   day   for   Sonja   Johnson.   She   is   sitting   in   second   position   (60.70    penalties)   with   her   young   and   talented   Misty   Isle   Valentino   but   her   long-­‐term   partner,   Parkiarrup    Illicit   Liaison   (Ben) ‐   owned...
NEW ZEALANDER CLARK JOHNSTONE LEADS ADELAIDE CCI4* AFTER PRYDE’S EASIFEED DRESSAGE DAY

NEW ZEALANDER CLARK JOHNSTONE LEADS ADELAIDE CCI4* AFTER PRYDE’S EASIFEED DRESSAGE DAY

NEW ZEALANDER CLARK JOHNSTONE LEADS ADELAIDE CCI4* AFTER PRYDE’S EASIFEED DRESSAGE DAY  FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE Media Relese 17 November 2017 World   Equestrian   Games   hopeful   Johnstone   leads   the   Adelaide   CCI****   at   the   2017    Mitsubishi   Motors   Australian   International   Three   Day   Event   after   the   Pryde’s   EasiFeed    Dressage   phase. With   only   298   days   to   go   until   the   start   of   the   World   Equestrian   Games   (WEG)   in   Tryon,    Australia’s   Eventing   hopefuls   were   out   in   force   to   impress   selectors   with   Sonja   Johnson    riding   Parkiarrup   Illicit   Liaison   (67.02%   with   49.50   penalties)   and   Megan   Jones   riding   Kirby    Park   Impress   (66.91%   with   49.60   penalties)   coming   in   second   and   third   respectively,   but    unable   to   take   the   top   spot   away   from   Johnstone. In   a   wet   and   windy   Adelaide,   Johnstone   and   his   mount   Balmoral   Sensation   were   the    standout   performers   on   the   first   day,   riding   to   a   score   of   69.40%   with   45.90   penalties.   They    have   put   themselves   in   a   strong...
‘WILLBERRY  THE  WONDER  PONY’  COMES  TO  ADELAIDE

‘WILLBERRY  THE  WONDER  PONY’  COMES  TO  ADELAIDE

‘WILLBERRY  THE  WONDER  PONY’  COMES  TO  ADELAIDE Media Release 17 November 2017 ‘Willberry  the  Wonder  Pony’  is  a  very  familiar  face  in  Eventing  across  the  globe.   World  renowned  eventing  riders  including  Michael  Jung,  Pippa  Funnell,  Mark  Todd,   and  our  own  Shane  Rose,  have  taken  their  Willberry  pony  cross  country  at  major   competitions  in  the  UK. Willberry  is  a  toy  pony  that  represents  a  UK  charity  set  up  following  the  cancer   diagnosis  of  young  British  rider,  Hannah  Francis.  ‘Wilberry’  was  always  by  Hannah’s   side,  and  she  blogged  about  her  cancer  journey  through  the  eyes  of  her  toy  pony   ‘Willberry’.  Unfortunately,  Hannah  lost  her  battle  with  the  disease  in  August  2016. When  Hannah’s  Wilberry  Wonderpony  Charity  learnt  about  Gillian  Rolton’s  battle   with  endometrial  cancer,  it  seemed  an  obvious  choice  to  partner  with  the  Mitsubishi   Motors  Australian  International  Three  Day  Event  and  Cancer  Council  SA,  to  raise  the   profile  of  cancer  research. “Gill  has  been  overwhelmed  by  the  support  of  the  public  and  the  riders  to  help   promote  and  support  her  chosen  charities  and  raise  the  profile  of  endometrial  cancer   and  the  research  required  to  find  a  cure,”  says  Greg  Rolton. As  a  way  to  raise  awareness  and  support  fundraising  for  cancer  research,  riders   have  been  asked  to  create  interesting  ways  to  parade  their  respective  Willberry   Ponies  during  the  event. To  date,  ‘Wilberry’  has  had  several  adventures  including  parading  with  Megan  Jones   as  her  trot  up  partner  during  the  horse  presentations  last  Wednesday.  ‘Willberry’  is   also  ‘shadow  judging’  the  dressage  with  President  of  the  Ground  Jury,  Christian   Landolt,  and  has  ‘popped  up’  in  the  main  arena  as  Matt  Gaske  took  off  his ...
VIRTUAL GUIDE TO QANTAS CROSS COUNTRY  

VIRTUAL GUIDE TO QANTAS CROSS COUNTRY  

VIRTUAL  GUIDE  TO  QANTAS  CROSS  COUNTRY Media Release 17 November 2017 Saturday’s  highly  anticipated  Qantas  Cross  Country  Day  is  fast  approaching   and  thanks  to  Sylvia  Roberts,  spectators  are  now  able  to  access  a  virtual   guided  course  walk  for  the  CCI4*,  CCI3*  and  CCI2* The  guide  functions  as  an  interactive  map  with  course  designer  Mike   Etherington-­Smith  and  Olympic  medallist  Sam  Griffiths  as  tour  guides.  This  is   a  fantastic  tool  for  spectators  to  plan  their  all  important  course  position  and   gain  a  greater  understanding  of  the  challenges  horses  and  riders  will  face  on   Saturday.  Eventing  Nation  will  also  be  incorporating  it  into  their  coverage. For  more  information  visit  www.australian3de.com.au. Hashtags:  #GillRidesWithUs  #MMAus3de Facebook:  www.facebook.com/aus3de ENDS Media Enquires: Brenton Wilkinson Ph:  0400 553 611 E:...
MADELINE WILSON AND ACES HIGH SCORE SUPERBLY AT DRESSAGE DAY

MADELINE WILSON AND ACES HIGH SCORE SUPERBLY AT DRESSAGE DAY

MADELINE WILSON AND ACES HIGH SCORE SUPERBLY AT DRESSAGE DAY Media Release  16  November  2017 Madeline  Wilson  and  Aces  High   currently  lead  the   Horseland   CCI2*  at  the   Mitsubishi  Motors   Australian  International  Three  Day  Event  (#MMAus3DE)   following  the  first  day  of  competition  on  Thursday’s  Dressage  Day. Wilson’s  punchy  dressage  test  earned  her  a  score  of  46.40  as  well  as  a  huge  cheer   from  the  crowds  at  the  main  arena  in  front  of  the  Adelaide  City  Council  Heritage   Grandstand.  In  second  place  is  Emma  King  and  DVZ  Chevalier  on  47.70,  and  in  third   place  is  Tegan  Lush  and  Touchstone  Felix  with  a  score  of  48.30. Dr  Felicity-­ann  Lewis,  Aus3DE  Chair,  said  the  first  day  of  dressage  had  set  the  scene   for  an  exciting  weekend  of  competition.   “We  saw  some  fantastic  dressage  tests  today  in  the  Horseland  CCI2*  class  with   some  extremely  good  dressage  on  show  for  the  spectators. Madeline’s  ‘Off  the  Track’  thoroughbred  performed  very  well  today  scoring  the  top   score  of  46.40  penalties.  She  is  closely  followed  by  Emma  King  and  Tegan  Lush,   both  experienced  competitors  at  this  level.   With  a  rest  day  tomorrow  for  the  Horseland  CCI2*  riders,  Saturday’s  Qantas  Cross   Country  Day  will  be  an  exciting  competition  with  the  cross  country  course  sure  to  test   both  horse  and  rider,”  said  Dr.  Lewis. Tomorrow  the  gates  will  open  at  8.00am  for  the  commencement  of  the  Pryde’s   Easifeed  Dressage  Day  with  the  first  horse  and  rider  combination  starting  at  9am  in   the   RM  Williams  CCI3*  competition.   The  lunch  break  will  feature  the   Pryde’s   Easifeed   Dressage   Masterclass   hosted  by  Australian  Olympian  Sam  Griffiths   at   approximately  11:50am,  followed  by  the  much  anticipated ...