Australia's Premier Equestrian Event
14 to 17 November 2019
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Parking and Road Closures

Parking There are a number of UPark car parks in the CBD close to the event site, including Rundle Street, North Terrace and Frome Street. For more information about parking, and to see live availability of parking bays visit www.upark.com.au UPark on Pirie/Flinders $18 Early Bird (Mon-Fri) $8 Flat rate after 6pm Monday – Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday Casual Parking from $6.00 for 1hour UPark on Frome Street  Open 24 hours $16 Early Bird (Mon-Sat) or $15 online. $8 Flat rate Sunday midnight -midnight or $7 online  UPark on Rundle Street – 2 minute walk to Rundle Mall $14 Early Bird (Mon-Sat) or $13 online $8 Flat rate Sunday or $7 online You can book online and save time at UBook@UPark For more information on online bookings, UPark locations and opening hours, visit UPark.com.au Road Closures The Cross Country phase of the 2019 Australian International 3 Day spreads across three of Adelaide’s famous parklands, necessitating the closure of some of roads to ensure a safe competition for both horses and spectators. On Saturday 16th November, both Wakefield and Bartels Roads will be closed from 5am to 10pm – more information to follow....

Getting There

Getting there Held in Adelaide’s spectacular city parklands, the Australian International 3 Day Event is very accessible and within walking distance from Adelaide’s CBD. If you choose to drive, please see the information below on parking and road closures, as there is very little public parking at the event site itself. Public transport in and around the city and suburbs includes buses, trains and trams – details and timetables are available on the Adelaide Metro website. This year, the heart of the event will once again be the main arena in Victoria Park, right in front of the City of Adelaide Heritage Grandstand. On Thursday 14, Friday 15 and Sunday 17 November, the Main Entrance and box office will be on Fullarton Road, opposite the Coles Express Petrol Station. On the Qantas Cross Country Day, Saturday 16 November, the Fullarton Road Main Entrance and box office will be supplemented by additional box offices positioned on the corner of East Terrace and Grenfell Roads, and on the corner of Bartels Road and Dequetteville...

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my dog? Yes, you can bring your dog, however they must be on a lead and under control at all times. And don’t forget to clean up after them! Can I bring my own food? Yes, you can bring your own food and drinks to the venue, however you cannot bring alcohol or any glass. We also have an extensive range of food vendors and a number of bars onsite. What is the admission cost for Thursday Dressage? General Admission is free on Thursday. It’s a great day to come along and watch the 2* dressage as well as getting a head start on your shopping! If you purchase a Giddy Up Club pass, this is a 4-day pass and is open on Thursday. What is the admission cost for the Friday Twilight Jumping with the Stars Program? General admission is free on Friday afternoon from 4pm. This gives you access to all general admission seating, the Marketplace Shopping Village, and the food and beverage vendors. The VIP Marquee will also be open to the public from 5pm with a cash bar. How much does it cost for my children to get in? On Friday (dressage) and Sunday (show jumping), children 5 years and under receive free admission. School aged children qualify for concession tickets. On Saturday (cross country day), children 12 years and under are free – the perfect family day! Can I buy tickets at the gate? Yes you can, tickets can be purchased at the gate for all days. However, please note that the Heritage Grandstand and Giddy up Club always sell out...

Disabled Access

Disabled Access The organisers of the 2019 Australian International 3 Day Event are committed to providing disabled access to the event site for all three phases of the competition. A map showing disabled access to Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi for the 2019 event will be available closer to the...

Free Bus Service

Free City Connector Bus service Take advantage of the free City Connector bus, offering a hop-on and hop-off service to the City and North Adelaide linking popular city attractions, shopping, dining and key destinations. Bus route 98A and 98C connect North Adelaide with the city, and 99A and 99C connect the inner-city areas not serviced by the tram. Services operate every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends. For timetables, route details and real-time information visit...

Guide to Eventing

Dressage: The word “Dressage” is French for “training”. It is considered the classical foundation for all Equestrian training. Dressage tests the ability of horse and rider to display both athletic prowess and supreme elegance. It is often compared to ballet. Dressage requires precision, technical excellence and harmony between horse and rider. The Basics: In modern eventing Dressage competitions, the horse and rider perform a set series of movements known as a Dressage “test”. The tests are performed in a 60m x 20m arena before a panel of seven judges, who award marks out of 10 for individual movements and for the overall routine. Below is a 60m x20m dressage arena. The horses and riders enter at A. The letters mark where the “movements” must be performed. Riders must memorise the test. A Grand Prix test consists of 33 movements. Dressage fills the first two days of competition in eventing. Each horse and rider performs a dressage test in front of a panel of judges. The judges’ scores are converted into penalty points, which are carried forward to the next stage of the competition, the cross-country. Cross Country: The Cross country phase of eventing  is an endurance test. The object of the endurance test is to prove the speed, endurance and jumping ability of the true cross-country horse. At the same time, it demonstrates the rider’s knowledge of pace and the use of this horse across country. The cross-country test occurs on day three of the competition, and is where combinations must gallop (at a speed of 570 metres per minute) and jump up to 45 fixed fences on a course...