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 2017 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 17th November as a One Round Stakes during the Barrister’s Block Wines Twilight Jumping with the Stars, as well as a Futurity Class for the up and coming jumpers.
The Thomas Foods International World Cup Show Jumping final will be held during the lunch break of the eventing showjumping on Sunday 19th November.