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THREE-DAY EVENT SETS SIGHTS ON 2021

THREE-DAY EVENT SETS SIGHTS ON 2021

The Board of the Australian International 3-Day Event are today advising supporters and partners that this year’s event will be cancelled due the COVID-19 crisis. The difficult decision was made by the Board last week after considering all options and follows the impact COVID-19 has on all Governments, events and communities. Board Chair Greg Rolton said it was particularly disappointing given the success of last year’s event, which was a lead up to the now deferred Tokyo Olympic games. “Our primary focus has to be on our ability to operate a safe and successful event at the world-high benchmark we have created,” he said. “It is the Board’s view that even if restrictions were lifted to a point of allowing spectators to the event, the athletes and horses would not have the lead up events to qualify and prepare them to compete at the 5* competition, the highest level of event for the sport of eventing. “This has led to the decision to cancel the 2020 event but we look forward to planning the 2021 Aus3DE to showcase the very best that Adelaide and South Australia has to offer post this crisis.” Last year, the Aus3DE was awarded 5* status by the FEI, and the standard that was set at the event cemented its position as the Southern Hemisphere’s premier equestrian event. More than 25,000 people attend the Adelaide event over the four days of competition, with visitors travelling from Greece, Singapore, UK, USA, NZ, Spain, Netherlands and France, as well as from every Australian state and territory. Mr Rolton said the event attracts significant media attention across the...
JUMPING INTO OLYMPIC CONTENTION

JUMPING INTO OLYMPIC CONTENTION

RESULTS FOLLOWING the 5* Cross Country Competition today (16/11/19) are: Hazel Shannon on Willingapark Clifford with a score of 30.70 with 0.0 time penalty added today Amanda Pottinger on Just Kidding with a score of 34.10 with 0.0 time penalty added today Diane Gilder on Your Attorney with a score of 38.60 with 5.2 time penalties added today Lauren Browne on Sky’s Da Limit with a score of 39.0 with 8.0 time penalties added today Stuart Tinney on Leporis with a score of 40.7 with 8.8 time penalties added today   RESULTS FOLLOWING the 4* Cross Country Competition today (16/11/19) are: Andrew Cooper on Riverbreeze with a score of 34.3 with 0.0 time penalty added today Matthew Gaske on Thymes Too with a score of 36.4 with 2.8 time penalties added today Madison Crowe on Waitangi Pinterest with a score of 38.1 with 9.6 time penalties added today   RESULTS FOLLOWING the 3* Cross Country Competition today (16/11/19) are: Gemma Tinney on Diablo with a score of 29.6 with 0.0 time penalty added today Teegan Ashby on Waitangi Password with a score of 32.4 with 0.0 time penalty added today Samuel Jeffree on Woodmount Lolita with a score of 32.6 with 0.0 time penalty added today   Highlight from today’s results Hazel Shannon’s cross-country performance puts her in contention to be the first female ever to achieve a trifecta on the same horse at this event. It was great to see that the top three horses in the 5* field today were all thoroughbreds and are still competitive against the modern warm blood horse MMau3de Chairman Greg Rolton said it’s Adelaide’s best 3 day event ever. “We...
FAMILY DAY TO CREATE LASTING MEMORIES

FAMILY DAY TO CREATE LASTING MEMORIES

November 2019| Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RESULTS FROM the 5* Competition – Dressage Phase today (15/11/19) are: Emma Bishop on CP Issey Miyake with a score of 30.30 Hazel Shannon on WillingaPark Clifford with a score of 30.70 Lauren Browne on Sky’s Da Limit with a score of 31.00 Stuart Tinney on Leporis with a score of 31.90 Diane Gilder on Your Attorney with a score of 33.40 RESULTS FROM the 4* Competition – Dressage Phase today (15/11/19) are: Madison Crowe on Waitangi Pinterest with a score of 28.50 Shane Rose on Easy Turn with a score of 28.70 Jessica Rae on Rascal with a score of 30.60 Megan Jones on Rle Barina with a score of 32.40 Gemma Tinney on Wanda with a score of 32.50 Families have the chance to get up close and personal with stars of the Equestrian world an international YouTuber, and our Olympic champions as they compete on horseback at the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event Family Day on Saturday, November 16. Hosted in Adelaide’s East Parklands from 10am -5pm, this event attracts thousands of people each year and is particularly popular with Eventing enthusiasts and families who can enjoy the variety of entertainment on offer. For the uninitiated, the MMAusde features the three phases of Dressage, Cross Country and Showjumping on the same horse over three days. The annual Family Day will be held on Saturday, November 16, Qantas Cross Country Day and will feature something for all the family with free face painting and balloon art, agility dog demonstrations, bouncy castle, colouring-in competitions, pony rides, arts and crafts,...
THE SUPERSTARS TO WATCH

THE SUPERSTARS TO WATCH

November 14, 2019| Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The top three riders following the dressage phase of the Horseland CCI3* dressage today were: Tim Boland on Menlo Park with a score of 28.30 Shenae Lowings on Bold Venture with a score of 28.60 Gemma Tinney on Diablo with a score of 29.60 Competition in the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event (MMAus3de) heats up in the heart of Adelaide tomorrow, and with Australia’s best eventers vying for the title and hoping to qualify for Tokyo 2020, the standard is set to be spectacular.  Will one of our equestrian superstars hold strong for the title or will Adelaide’s East Parklands chaperone in a new superstar? All eyes will be on the action across the next three days and three elements of Eventing: Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping on the same horse throughout the event. The four hot insider tips for riders to watch for the title as they take on the unique and world-class course and competition. Team Olympic Gold medallist at Sydney Olympic Games and Bronze medallist at Rio 2016, Stuart Tinney already has three horses qualified for Tokyo. His daughter, Gemma, is following in his footsteps and is competing at the Adelaide 3 Day Event in the 4* star class, and the father-daughter duo will have great support in their respective competitions. Expect plenty of cheers for hometown hero Megan Jones, particular from the youth brigade who she works tirelessly to inspire and encourage in equestrian sports. The Olympic Silver medallist in Beijing, based in Woodside, will be giving it all across the event. A battle...
AUS3DE UNVEILS NEW ARENA NAME TO HONOUR THE LATE GILLIAN ROLTON

AUS3DE UNVEILS NEW ARENA NAME TO HONOUR THE LATE GILLIAN ROLTON

Media Release EMABARGOED UNTIL 12PM WED. OCTOBER 30 2019   The Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event (MMAus3de) pays tribute to the late Gillian Rolton by renaming the Main Arena in her honour.  The MMAus3de will unveil the Gillian Rolton Arena at a special media event in Victoria Park – home to the annual event – on Wednesday October 30. MMAus3de Chairman and Mrs Rolton’s husband, Greg Rolton, was proud of the arena renaming and said his late wife would have been touched. “Gillian spent most of her life enjoying this wonderful sport, loving every minute she had in this arena alongside her horses,” Mr Rolton said. “She would have been honoured to have this arena which is the centre of our event named after her.  I am so grateful to be standing here today paying tribute to her, her contribution to the sport of eventing and her equestrian career.” Mrs Rolton passed away in 2017 at age 61 after losing her battle with cancer. Considered one of Australia’s Equestrian champions, having won two Olympic gold medals.  Mrs Rolton was made a member of the Order of Australia posthumously in 2018 for “for significant service to horse sports through roles with a range of national and international equestrian organisations. This recognition follows on from Gillian being awarded the Order of Australia Medal in the 1993 Australia Day Honours, as well as being inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2000 and the South Australian Sport Hall of Fame in 2010 where she was elevated to legend status alongside Sir Donald Bradman. In 2016, Mrs Rolton was...
AUS3DE SHOWCASES OUR EVENTING SUPERSTARS

AUS3DE SHOWCASES OUR EVENTING SUPERSTARS

  October 2019| Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event (MMAus3de) will showcase Australia’s Eventing and Jumping superstars hoping to qualify for Tokyo 2020 in the heart of the city next month. Held in Adelaide’s East Parklands from November 14-17, the four-day equestrian festival features three elements of Eventing: Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping on the same horse throughout the event. It is the only Concours Complet International (CCI)* five-star event in Australia, the only event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and one of only six held throughout the world. This year’s event will also be a selection for the Eventing and Jumping Equestrian Teams for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, attracting some of the best horses and riders from across the Southern Hemisphere who will compete for their place on the national team. Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event chairman Greg Rolton expects the 2019 event to be the largest on record – with both competitors and patrons. “In 2019, the MMAus3de will attract some of the best performers across three categories who will all compete for their place at the 2020 Olympics,” Mr Rolton said. “We are excited to be hosting so many inspiring individuals and horses and are incredibly proud to be able to showcase their talents in the Adelaide CBD – the only event of this type that is hosted in the heart of a vibrant city centre. “The 2019 Adelaide event will also have the biggest prize pool in the Southern Hemisphere with more than $150,000 on the table. This hallmark equestrian event is going to...