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MITSUBISHI MOTORS PARTNERS WITH AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL 3-DAY EQUESTRIAN EVENT

MITSUBISHI MOTORS PARTNERS WITH AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL 3-DAY EQUESTRIAN EVENT

MEDIA RELEASE 1 JUNE 2017 MITSUBISHI MOTORS PARTNERS WITH AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL 3-DAY EQUESTRIAN EVENT TO BRING MORE HORSEPOWER TO ADELAIDE The Australian International 3-Day Event (Aus3DE) today announced that Mitsubishi Motors will partner with the iconic international equestrian event as Naming Rights sponsor for the next three years. The Mitsubishi Motors Australian International Three Day Event is one of only six CCI four star (Olympic standard) events to be held across the world, and attracts over 25,000 spectators in Adelaide over the three days. Mitsubishi Motors Australia CEO, Mutsuhiro Oshikiri met with Leon Bignell, Minister for Tourism and Gillian Rolton Aus3DE Event Director today to announce the sponsorship. “Mitsubishi Motors as an international company with a head office in Adelaide, is proud to be the official naming sponsor of the Mitsubishi Motors Australian Three Day Event and to show its support for this major event in the Australian sporting calendar,” Mr Oshikiri said. “Mitsubishi Motors were sponsors of the Three Day Event from 2000 to 2005, and we are excited to recommence our support of this international sporting event over the coming years.” Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell said he was delighted Mitsubishi Motors had been announced as the naming rights sponsor for Australia’s premier equestrian competition. “To have a highly respected, global motor company like Mitsubishi sponsor our internationally renowned 3-day event is a perfect partnership and we welcome the news, Minister Bignell said. “Mitsubishi has a long history of supporting major events in South Australia dating back to the first Australian Formula One Grand Prix in 1985. “The 3-day event keeps getting better each year – there’s...
Aus3de welcomes German Eventing Team Gold medal Coach Christopher Bartle

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...

MEDIA RELEASE: Change in Personnel for Aus3de Ground Jury

13 November 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE President of the 2015 Ground Jury, Nick Burton (UK) has unfortunately had to withdraw from his position at the 2015 Australian International Three Day Event, due to a recent bereavement in the family. Sandy Phillips, also from Great Britain, will take Nick’s place as President of the 2015 Ground Jury. With under a week to go until the start of the competition, Aus3DE Event Director Gillian Rolton said it was unforeseen circumstances that resulted in Nick’s withdrawal. “Nick’s brother passed away suddenly last week, resulting his withdrawal from his position as President of the Ground Jury at the Aus3de,” Gill said. “The news has shocked the organising committee and we are deeply saddened for his loss.” “Sandy Phillips, also from the UK, will take over the role of Ground Jury President, while our CCI4* Technical Delegate (TD) and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Ground Jury President Martin Plewa (Germany) moves to the Aus3de Ground Jury role. “Last year’s Horseland CCI2* Technical Delegate (TD), and recent European Championships TD, Queenslander, Des Hughes will move from Sector Controller to CCI4* Technical Delegate, and South Australian TD Tracy Leigh, will step up as Technical Delegate for the main Horseland CCI2* class. “It’s been a great effort by all to move positions and step into new roles, and we are confident that all personnel will do an exceptional job,” she said. In addition to the recent changes, Mike Ethrington-Smith, Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008 FEI Olympic Course Designer from the UK, has been working hard to ensure a  challenging but safe cross country course for this year’s event. The...

MEDIA RELEASE: Huge entries and world class competition for Aus3de

30 October 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A huge number of entries have been received for the 2015 Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3de), Australia’s premier equestrian event, with an exceptional calibre of horses and riders set to compete in the heart of Adelaide, from Friday 20 November- Sunday 22 November 2015. Thirty five horses are entered for the Adelaide CCI4*, one of only six FEI Classic Series four star competitions held in the world annually. The Horseland CCI**, including the Schockemohle Sport CCI2* Young Rider Championships, have had 76 entries in total. Aus3DE Event Director Gillian Rolton said the standard of entries across all classes is exceptionally high. “The line-up of horses and riders in this year’s top level Adelaide CCI4* is a very classy field,” she said. “This includes the big-names in the sport such as Sydney Olympic Games Gold Medallist Stuart Tinney with three horses, Beijing Silver Medallist Shane Rose with two horses, plus Beijing Silver Medallists Sonja Johnson and Medallist Megan Jones on one horse each.” “There will also be international riders in the field, including our first ever UK rider and horse combination, Alice Dundson and her horse, Fernhill Present. Alice will be the first rider to bring her own horse to the event from the Northern Hemisphere, and the first rider in the world to compete in all six of the FEI Classic Series CCI4* competitions on the same horse. “Two New Zealand riders, World Equestrian Games Medallist Clarke Johnstone and Abby Lawrence, will also be competing in the 2015 Aus3de CCI4* event, continuing the Aussie versus Kiwi rivalry. “With the 2016 Rio Olympic Games...

MEDIA RELEASE: Polo in the Park….the polo for the people

26 October 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The popular twilight Polo in the Park, part of the 2015 Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3de), will return to Adelaide’s Victoria Park Racecourse on Friday 20 November 2015, in a nail biting showcase of power, beauty and equestrian athleticism. Open to all members of the public for free, as well as VIP packages, the Aus3de Polo in the Park is the polo for the people, attracting crowds of followers to the beautiful parklands to watch the Game of Kings. South Australian celebrities, including fashion icon Liza Emanuele and The Advertiser’s Antimo Iannella, will judge the hotly contested Fashions in the Field competition in the VIP Chairman’s Lounge. Aus3DE Event Director Gillian Rolton said the Polo in the Park was originally created as a mini event for the spectators of the Australian International Three Day Event. “This is the third year we have featured the Polo in the Park as part of the Australian International Three Day Event,” she said. “It is a popular event, and attracts equestrian enthusiasts, corporates, general public and tourists alike.” “This year will be no exception. The event will see some of the best players from across Australia battle it out in an A Grade polo match,” she said. Mirroring the effect Twenty20 has had on cricket, the ‘Polo in the Park’ will feature music, live commentary during the match, and player interviews during the half-time break. Bars with direct views of the polo field will be open to the public, along with fresh food outlets and music, creating a lively twilight setting to unwind after work. There’s...

MEDIA RELEASE: Hold your horses… Aust International 3 Day Event is going to be big!

15 October 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The 2015 Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3de), Australia’s premier equestrian competition, promises to be bigger and better than before. More than $120,000 in prize money will be up for grabs in the only event of its kind held in the heart of Adelaide, from Friday 20 November- Sunday 22 November 2015. With four action packed days of world class eventing, the debut of Australia’s Equestrian Grand Final, the return of the popular Polo in the Park, and a nail biting competition in the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 2015 event is not to be missed. In a world first, UK rider, Alice Dundson will be bringing her horse, Fernhill Present to compete at the Aus3de. She will be the first rider to bring her own horse to the event from the Northern Hemisphere, and the first rider in the world to compete in all six of the ‘pro tour’ FEI Classic Series CCI4* competitions on the same horse. For the first time in history, the 2015 event welcomes the prestigious multidiscipline equestrian event, the Equestrian Grand Final, which will feature leading competitors from Olympic disciplines of World Cup dressage, jumping and eventing. Aus3DE Event Director Gillian Rolton said this year’s event will be an important year for competitors, spectators and sponsors alike. “The 2015 Aus3de is shaping up to be a fantastic event, with plenty on offer,” she said. “As the sporting world heats up for the 2016 Rio Olympics, less than 12 months away, we can expect bigger entries than previous years, as well as tough competition across...