Three Phases... Two Hearts
One Passion
16 to 19 November 2017

Whats On! 2016 Draft Event Timetable

Australian International 3 Day Event 2016 DRAFT Timetable . Monday 31 October 9:00am Event Secretary’s Office Opens Victoria Park, Fullarton Rd   Tuesday 1st November 9:00am – 11:00am 2:00pm – 4:00pm Arrival Veterinary examination Horse Reception, Victoria Park, Fullarton Rd   Wednesday 2nd November 9:00am – 12:00am Arrival Veterinary examination Horse Reception, Victoria Park, Fullarton Rd 10:00am Officials Course Walk TD, Ground Jury Meet at Officials Retreat rear of Grandstand, Victoria Park 1:00pm Officials Lunch Venue :Commissary 3:00pm Riders Briefing Giddy Up Club , Victoria Park 4:30pm Horseland CCI2* 1st TRM Horse Inspection In front of Adelaide City Council Grandstand, Victoria Park Following CCI2* Adelaide CCI4* 1st TRM Horse Inspection In front of Adelaide City Council Grandstand, Victoria Park After Horse Inspection to 6.30pm Arena familiarisation Horseland CCI** horses doing dressage Thursday Main Arena, Victoria Park   Thursday 3rd  November Prydes Easifeed Dressage  8:00am Gates open – free to public Victoria Park, Main Entrance Fullarton Rd 9:00am – 4.30 pm aprox Horseland CCI2*  Dressage ACC Arena, Victoria Park 4.30 – 6pm tbc Arena familiarisation Adelaide CCI4* and RM Williams CIC3* Friday dressage horses ACC Arena, Victoria Park 6.00pm –7pm Welcome cocktail party Invitation only Adelaide Town Hall   Friday 4th November  Prydes EasiFeed  Dressage plus Barrister’s Block Wines Twilight Jumping with the Stars 8.00am Ticket Box and gates open Fullarton Rd, Victoria Park 9.30am RM Williams CIC3* Dressage ACC Arena, Victoria Park  1.10 – 1.50aprox  Christopher Bartle Masterclass  ACC  Arena Victoria Park 2.00 – 4.30  Adelaide CCI4* Dressage ACC Arena, Victoria Park 4.30 Course Walk with the Stars Chris Bartle and others tbc – announcements during the day Meet at north end of arena... read more

Thomas Foods International Show Jumping

Nail-biting precision The event culminates in the excitement of stadium show jumping against the clock, where just one hoof put wrong can mean the difference between winning the biggest prizemoney for Eventing in the southern Hemisphere and and nothing…. Competing in reverse order of placing, horse and rider negotiate a twisting course of 14 obstacles as the clock ticks on, accruing penalties for dropped rails, refusals and run-outs. A single rail down adds four points to their score, if they drop two, it’s eight points. Many a rider who has been leading throughout the dressage and cross country phases has lost the competition with a stray rail or time penalties in the closing moments of the round. It is not until the final rider is through the finish flags that the winner is known, keeping spectators, competitors and commentators on their toes to the very end. Thomas Foods International World Cup Show Jumping Organisers of the Australian International Three Day Event are pleased to once again host a World Cup Show Jumping spectacular during the 2016 event. You can watch the suspense and athleticism of some of the very best showjumpers in Australia as they compete in the heart of Adelaide city. The World Cup Qualifier will be held on Friday 4th November as a One Round Stakes during the Barrister’s Block Wines Twilight Jumping with the Stars. The Thomas Foods International World Cup Show Jumping final will be held during the lunch break of the eventing showjumping on Sunday 6th November. Equestrian Australia Dual Crown In 2016, the Australian International Three Day Event will host the finale of the Equestrian Australia Dual... read more

Cross Country 2015

Determination, courage and trust – and a new Course Designer in 2015! The Cross Country is the most exhilarating discipline of the three day event, requiring determination, courage and unfailing trust between horse and rider to clear one imposing obstacle after another during this long and gruelling phase. Take a virtual course walk 4* and 2* Click on any jump on the map to see photos and listen to course designer Mike Etherington-Smith explaining the challenges involved in riding each jump. Bought to you by Best viewed in full screen Horseland CCI 2* with Amanda Ross & Mike Etherington-Smith Comprising over 60 individually designed, handcrafted obstacles set on a 7000 metre irrigated track, the course winds its way from the Main Arena in front of the Adelaide City Council Heritage Grandstand in Victoria Park, through the trees, creeks and lakes of the beautiful Adelaide East Parklands and offers spectators the ultimate equestrian viewing experience through three parks, to the Qantas Welcome Home horseshoe back in Victoria Park main arena. While riders have the chance to inspect the course in advance, the horses enjoy no such luxury – to successfully navigate these challenges, each will have to rely on their experience, creativity and courage, and above all their trust in one another, to get home safely within the given time limit. In 2015 we are excited to announce that the Australian International 3 Day Event Course Designer will be 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, 2008 Bejing Olympic Games and 2010 Kentucky World Equestrian Games Course Designer, Mike Etherington – Smith from the... read more


Rhythm, elegance and refined control The dressage phase is a test of elegance in motion, challenging horse and rider to complete a series of choreographed movements with both precision and flair. Riders must find a balance between expression and control to ensure their supremely fit mount remains calm and obedient. Each movement is marked for accuracy, rhythm and expression, with a higher percentage equating to a lower score and a greater chance of winning. The world’s best win by “finishing on the dressage score”. This year the dressage will once again be held on Heritage Oval in front of Victoria Park’s beautifully renovated grandstand, with the City of Adelaide as a delightful... read more