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 Crown in jumping and eventing.
The Equestrian Australia Dual Crown is a new National Series.
It will offer athletes the opportunity to collect points at officially sanctioned events with prize money and incentives on offer to those riders who top their respective discipline’s leader board at the end of the series.
The concept will also allow some of Australia’s leading equine events, to take their offerings to the next level and it’s hoped that through the Equestrian Australia Dual Crown, equestrian sport can be taken to new audiences.
The new Dual Crown series will see a number of high profile Australian equestrian events, including the Melbourne International 3 Day Event, Australian Show Jumping Championships, as well as the Australian International 3 Day Event, partnering to deliver a national series of the highest level, offering big prize money for the winner in eventing and jumping.
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