2016 Site plan and Location
The Australian International 3 Day Event is located in the East Parklands of the City of Adelaide.
The Dressage and Showjumping and start and finish of cross country is located on the Main Arena in front of the Adelaide City Council Grandstand in Victoria Park – corner of Fullarton Road and Wakefield Road.
The box office and main entry is at Gate 1 Fullarton Road there are other entrances as per the map below.
On Saturday the 5th November, there will also be box offices for ticket purchase at Gate 2 – Corner Bartels Rd and Dequetteville tce and Gate 3 East Terrace near the corner of Bartels Rd.
The main Marketplace shopping village is located in Victoria Park adjacent to the grandstand with a satellite Shopping Village in Rymill Park near the gate 3 entrance corner of East Tce and Bartels Rd on Saturday 5th November.
Click here to download the course map.
What is the Aus3de ?
The Equestrian 3 Day Event – commonly known as ‘Eventing’ is the triathlon of Horse Sport comprising the 3 phases of Dressage, Cross Country and Showjumping over 3 days on the same horse.
Held annually in November, the Australian International 3 Day Event (Aus3de) is Australia’s premier equestrian competition.
It is the only CCI four star event held in Australia, the only one held in the Southern Hemisphere and one of only six held across the world. For the past twelve years, Adelaide has been the chosen host city of this Hallmark Equestrian event.
In 2011, the Australian International 3 Day Event became a part of the World Wide ‘Pro Tour’of Eventing – the FEI Classics Series.
The 2016 Adelaide event will also have the biggest prize pool in the Southern Hemisphere with over $150,000 up for grabs!
The Aus3de proudly takes its place alongside the other great international four star events, the Rolex Kentucky 3 Day Event in the United States in April, Badminton Horse Trials in England in May,Luhmuhlen in Germany in June, Burghley Horse Trials back in the UK in September and Pau in France in October.
The Adelaide event however is unique in the world, being the only one staged in the heart of a vibrant city centre, taking place in Adelaide’s picturesque East Parklands.
The Adelaide International Horse Trials was born in 1997 to replace the Gawler Horse Trials that had been staged at Gawler, north of Adelaide, since 1954.
The new event debuted in Adelaide’s East Parklands with a Three Star rating but was subsequently upgraded to a Four Star rating in 2002 to become the only event of this calibre in the Southern Hemisphere.
The competition was relaunched and renamed the Australian International 3 Day Event (aus3de) t in 2007 to celebrate the events tenth anniversary and better reflect the international focus of the competition. In 2011 the Aus3de became a part of the World ‘Pro Tour of eventing the FEI Classics Series .
The Aus3de is owned, managed and marketed by the Not for Profit Board of Adelaide Horse Trials Management Inc comprising equestrian greats, professional business directors and media advisers.
The Event Director is the internationally renowned dual Olympic Gold Medalist, and FEI committee member, Mrs Gillian Rolton who is ably supported by a huge number of enthusiasts and volunteers to produce this World Class Event in the centre of Adelaide!
Board of Directors
Chairman Ms Karen Raffen
Event Director Mrs Gillian Rolton OAM
Hon Karlene Maywald
Councillor Natasha Malani
Felicity – Anne Lewis
Australian International 3 Day Event
Assistant Event Director
Big Screen Video – Saul Heffernan
Market Place manager
Emergency response and OH&S
PR and Marketing
AUS 3DE Sport Committee
Andrea Goddard and Karen Rose – Eventing
Tess Fairweather – Jumping
Jump Judge Coordinator
Jill Ramsay/ Tess Fairweather
Chief Medical Officer
Arena Wrangler and Presentations
Mike Etherington – Smith (UK)
President Ground Jury
Helen Christie (NZL)
TD CCI4* / CIC3*
Martin Plewa (GER)
President Ground Jury
Xavier Le Sauce (FRA)
Helen Christie (NZL)
TD CCI2* assistant CCI4* and CIC3*
Roger Kane (AUS)
Chris Wallis (AUS)
Honour Roll CCI ****
The Australian International 3 Day Event has been conducted in the City of Adelaide since 1997 (formerly a CCI*** event held at Gawler). The Event has been at CCI4* level since 2000.
- 2015 Shane Rose AUS – CP Qualified
- 2014 Jessica Manson AUS – Legal Star
- 2013 Chris Burton AUS – TS Jaimimo
- 2012 Craig Barrett AUS – Sandhills Brillaire
- 2011 Stuart Tinney AUS – Panamera
- 2010 Wendy Schaeffer AUS – Koyuna sun Dancer
- 2009 Stuart Tinney AUS – Vettori
- 2008 Chris Burton AUS – Newsprint
- 2007 cancelled due to Equine Influenza outbreak around Australia
- 2006 Heath Ryan AUS – Flame
- 2005 Megan Jones AUS – Kirby Park Irish Jester
- 2004 Shane Rose AUS – Beauford Miss Dior
- 2003 Boyd Martin AUS – True Blue Toozac
- 2002 Wendy Schaeffer AUS – Koyuna Sun-Glo
- 2001 Matthew Grayling NZ – Revo
- 2000 David Middleton AUS – Willowbank Jack
- 1999 Natalie Blundell AUS – Billy Bathgate
- 1998 Peter Haynes AUS – Alcheringa (CCI***)
- 1997 Nick Larkin NZ – Red (CCI***)
Levels of Competition
There are four international levels recognised in the sport. One Star (Novice), Two Star (Intermediate), Three Star (Advanced) and the very top, Four Star.
The Olympic Games and the World Equestrian Games, each held every four years are Four Star level.
Adelaide is the only city in the Southern Hemisphere to host a four-star event. The other 4* events which make up the FEI Classics Series are held in Kentucky, USA; Badminton and Burghley, UK, Luhmühlen , Germany and Pau in France.
Based in Victoria Park corner of Fullarton Road and Wakefield Street. The Fullarton Road Gate 1 Entrance will be open from Thursday which is free to the public and tickets will be available for Friday Saturday and Sunday from the Ticketek Ticket Box .
Prydes EasiFeed Dressage and ATCO Showjumping on the ATCO main arena in front of the Adelaide City Council Heritage Grandstand
Qantas Cross country Starts and finishes on the ATCO main arena and winds its way to Rymill Park where competitors negotiate the Rymill Park Lake twice.
On Qantas Cross Country Day, tickets will be available from gate 1 Fullarton road, gate 2 Dequetteville Terrace/Bartels Road corner and gate 3 East Terrace near Bartels Rd corner ticket boxes.
The Marketplace Shopping village is located adjacent to the grandstand in Victoria Park all days of the event and we have a satellite village on Qantas Cross Country Day (Saturday) at the gate 3 ticket Box entrance, on East Terrace near the Bartels Rd Corner.