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Exciting new FEI Course Designer for 2015

Exciting new FEI Course Designer for 2015
Mike Etherington Smith

Mike Etherington Smith

New FEI Course Designer appointed for 2015 Aus3DE

Established Olympic Course Designer Mike Etherington-Smith has been announced as the new FEI Course Designer for the Australian International 3 Day Event (Aus3DE) in Adelaide for 3 years.

Aus3DE Event Director Gillian Rolton has welcomed the highly acclaimed Beijing and Sydney Olympic Games and Kentucky World Equestrian Games Course Designer, who is based in the UK.

“Over the past three years, Mike has been involved with the Australian High Performance program, designing the Sydney International 3 Day Event and acting as mentor to a number of Australia’s developing Course Designers,” Gill said.

“The addition of Adelaide CCI4* to this program will see Mike working with Equestrian Australia High Performance and the Australian International 3 Day Event to grow and expand it into the future.

“With the Olympics in Rio 2016 at the forefront of everyone’s plans, we welcome Mike to Adelaide for next November’s top level event and look forward to working with him to produce another world class course.”

Meantime Gill has also thanked outgoing FEI Course Designer Wayne Copping for his years of fine service.

“Wayne has spent seven years as FEI Course Designer of the 4* in Adelaide and over that time has delivered some outstanding results,” Gill said.

“We thank Wayne for all he has done to develop the Adelaide event and wish him all the best for the new challenges he undertakes.”

About the Aus3DE

The Australian International 3 Day Event is one of the six events world wide which make up the top level FEI Classics Series annually.  The series of events on the Federation Equestre International (FEI) Calendar includes October, Pau (FRA), November, Adelaide (AUS), followed by April, Kentucky (USA), May Badminton (GBR),June  Luhmühlen (GER) and finishing in September at Burghley (GBR).