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Early Bird Tickets for the 2019 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event will only be available until midnight on Sunday 30th June. Purchase your tickets before then to get some great savings! This year’s event is ramping up to be one of the biggest and best yet. It will be an important selection event for both eventing and show jumping for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics so don’t miss out on seeing some of the best horses and riders from the Southern Hemisphere compete for their spot on the team. There is once again a huge selection of different tickets on offer to ensure that you have the best Aus3de experience possible, from General Admission, to the Giddy up Club to complete luxury and style in the Chairman’s Lounge VIP Marquee. There will also be so many extra activities and demos to keep you entertained, from the ATCO Kids Corral, to masterclasses, live music, and amazing South Australian food and drinks. Come and experience Australia’s Premier Equestrian Event, situated right in the heart of Adelaide in the beautiful East Parklands. 2019 Provisional Timetable   Thursday 14th November CCI3*-L Dressage Day Friday 15th November – Pryde’s Easifeed Dressage Day CCI4*-S and CCI5*-L Dressage Day, including the Dressage Masterclass, Mitsubishi Tow Challenge and warm up World Cup and open jumping classes Saturday 16th November – Qantas Cross Country Day Including the Cross Country Masterclass, Jumping with the Stars final and The Last Jump Party Sunday 17th November – Thomas Foods International Jumping Day Including the World Cup Jumping final For any ticketing questions, please click here to contact us....
Peppermint Fred, the Legacy of a Legend

Peppermint Fred, the Legacy of a Legend

By Christine Armishaw, Equestrian Australia   As riders galloped round the cross country track at the Adelaide International Three Day Event (Aus3DE) in 2018, many spectators would have noticed the adornment of little soft toy horses. Strapped in to body protectors and holding on for the ride, plush Peppermint Fred toys brought a smile to the faces of those who rode with them, and to the spectators who cheered the riders on. The significance of these fluffy XC hitchhikers is in the association they have with Olympic great, Gillian Rolton, who personally dedicated so much to the Aus3DE, the then only four star, now five star, event in the Southern Hemisphere. Gill became the first Aussie female equestrian to medal at any Olympics when she won Gold in Eventing at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. She achieved much notoriety at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics after slipping on the flat at the half-way mark of the cross-country course and falling from her horse. Gill broke her collarbone and ribs but soldiered on and remounted only to fall again at the next water jump. Miraculously, despite her injuries, she completed the 6000m course and posted a team score, helping the Australian Eventing Team win Gold. At both Olympics, she rode Peppermint Grove (Freddie), a horse she’d purchased as a gangly, barely broken in four-year-old. She brought him up through the grades to reach Olympic level. Over the years, Gill went on to offer so much of her time to the sport, as a coach, committee and board member, national selector, FEI judge and so much more. Diagnosed with endometrial cancer in 2015, Gillian...
HISTORY IS MADE

HISTORY IS MADE

Hazel Shannon and Willingapark Clifford win for the second time First time all-female top ten in a CCI4* event across the world  After an exciting final day of jumping at the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event, New South Wales based rider, Hazel Shannon on her horse Willingapark Clifford have been crowned the 2018 winner. Hazel and Clifford have also made Aus3DE history by winning the CCI4* class for the second time as a combination since its inception in 1999. They first won the event in 2016. The competition came down to the final two top places going into the jumping, with Amanda Pottinger from New Zealand holding first place after cross country battling it out with Hazel Shannon in second place. Hazel & Clifford jumped first and had two rails to finish on a score of 59.5 penalties. The pressure was then on Amanda riding her 12-year-old thoroughbred gelding ‘Just Kidding’, who unfortunately took down four rails adding 16 penalties to her score, taking her to a final of 63.2 penalties and dropping down to second place. This is the second year that we’ve seen a New Zealand competitor in the top two with Clarke Johnstone taking out the title in 2017. Willungapark Clifford also took home the Off The Track Thoroughbred award and is owned by ACT entrepreneur Terry Snow. Terry purchased the horse allowing Hazel to retain the ride after winning in 2016. Third place went to Western Australian rider Sonja Johnson riding Misty Isle Valentino finishing on 78.8 penalties. This is the first time that there has been an all-female top ten in a...
Olympic Silver Medallist Shane Rose takes a second victory in the CIC3*

Olympic Silver Medallist Shane Rose takes a second victory in the CIC3*

Olympic Silver Medallist and winner of the 2018 CCI2* riding his horse Ultimate Velocity wins the R.M. Williams CIC3* also, finishing on 46.10.  Shane has always been successful in Adelaide, winning the CCI4* in 2004 and 2015.  He isn’t competing in the CCI4* this year, instead focusing on developing his 2 younger horses who are coming through the ranks, and he’s looking forward to Tokyo. He has identified this weekend’s MM Australian International Three-Day Event as a crucial step in the preparation for the 2020 Tokyo games. Rose has just recovered from a shoulder injury, but to Rose it was a minor complaint to add to a long list of injuries. Callum Buczak from Victoria riding Matavia Cheval finished in 2nd place with 49.90 penalties.  He had 2 fences down, but came in under time and he would be very pleased to take 2nd place behind an experienced Olympian. Victorian professional rider Andrew Cooper – had 4 penalties, riding Oaks Onyx, to take 3rd place finishing on 57.60. For full results and more information visit www.australian3de.com.au. Facebook: www.facebook.com/aus3de ENDS Media Enquires: Tricia Flowers PR & Media Manager E:...
Olympian’s rise to the top in CCI2*

Olympian’s rise to the top in CCI2*

Experienced Olympians finish 1st and 2nd in the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event Horseland CCI  2** competition. Olympian Shane Rose produced a clear round on Easy Turn, finishing on his dressage score of 34.9 to win. Olympian Stuart Tinney also had a clear run on his horse Leporis finishing 2nd on 36.9. Experienced rider Emma Mason had one fence down on her very promising horse Aramatai Fox to take 3rd place with 38.4. Photos Courtesy of Julie Wilson Equestrian Photography. The 3 star competition will start at 11.30am this morning and 4 star at 3.15pm, which will bring an exciting close to the 2018 MMAus3de. Full results can be found on the website For more information visit www.australian3de.com.au. Facebook: www.facebook.com/aus3de ENDS Media Enquires: Tricia Flowers PR & Media Manager E:...
4* Leader board changes ahead of the final day

4* Leader board changes ahead of the final day

After several queries from riders, the ground jury have reviewed the official on-course cameras and made some alterations to the scores, which have affected the leader board of the Mitsubishi Motors CCI4*. Amanda Pottinger from NZL, riding Just Kidding has moved in to first place on 47.20 penalty points and Hazel Shannon (NSW) riding Willinga Park Clifford on 51.50 penalty points.  Emily Gray has moved to third position, on 67.30 penalty points. With a rail in hand, will Amanda Pottinger be the first Adelaide first timer to win the CCI4* in 17 years???  Matthew Grayling in 2001 was the last person to win as a first timer here.  Hazel Shannon and WillingaPark Clifford, have a chance to be the first ever horse to win the CCI4* twice. They jumped clear here last year and the year before. They are 4.3 pens behind and a clear round would keep pressure on the leader.  This sets an exciting scene for the final day of the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event. Hashtags: #GillRidesWithUs #MMAus3de Facebook: www.facebook.com/aus3de Full list of results are now available to view on the Aus3de website www.australian3de.com.au ENDS Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/aus3de ENDS Media Enquires: Tricia Flowers PR & Media Manager E:...