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14 to 17 November 2019
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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...
Kids 12 and under FREE entry to Cross Country Day

Kids 12 and under FREE entry to Cross Country Day

Head to Adelaide’s east parklands for family friendly fun and equestrian action at the Qantas Cross Country Day Saturday 17th November.  Bring the kids for a day out to watch these elite horses in action and feel the thunder of the horses’ hooves as they jump their way around Rymill and Victoria Parks only a stone throw from the Adelaide CBD. Kids 12 and under are free on Saturday and general admission tickets start at only $30. So much going on throughout the day with rider meet and greets, a Kids Corral activity area with face painting, bouncy castle, hobby horse mini cross country course and more. ‘Eventing’ is considered the triathlon of horse sports where the world’s best horses and riders compete in dressage, cross country and show jumping, with each horse and its rider competing in all three phases over the three days. The Adelaide Aus3DE is the only four-star event held in the Southern Hemisphere. There’s plenty going on throughout the 3 days with entertainment for all ages : Market Place Shopping Village, Pop Up Market, Kids Corral Activity area, VIP marquee, Coopers Blush Bar, Twilight Jumping with the Stars Gala Evening with free entry after 4.30pm, Last Jump After Party as well as a food court,  wine bars and more! Victoria Park is the heart of the equestrian event, with grandstands and marquees overlooking the main arena and visitors can get up close to see the riders and horses in action from many picturesque locations around the Cross Country Course from Victoria Park through to Rymill Park. Rymill Lake is home to the exciting water complex...
THE AUSTRALIAN 3 DAY EVENT, WHERE THE CHAMPIONS ARE MADE

THE AUSTRALIAN 3 DAY EVENT, WHERE THE CHAMPIONS ARE MADE

THE AUSTRALIAN 3 DAY EVENT, WHERE THE CHAMPIONS ARE MADE Media Release  19  November  2017 In  the  heat  of  the  sun,  on  the  final  day,  Champions  are  made.  It  came  down  to  the   closest  of  margins,  where  errors  are  measured  in  the  smallest  of  detail  and  one  lack   of  concentration  can  be  the  difference  between  winning  and  losing,  getting  on  the   podium  or  simply  just  getting  back  in  your  truck. The  CCI4*  ended  with  New  Zealander  Clarke  Johnstone  continuing  his  phenomenal   form  securing  1st  place  with  a  clear  round  in  the  Jumping.  All  weekend  Johnstone   has  lead  from  the  front  showing  complete  class  with  his  wonderful  mount  Balmoral   Sensation.  They  have  not  missed  an  opportunity  to  shine  throughout  the  weekend   and  they  embraced  the  pressure,  turning  in  text  book  performances  to  be  crowned   the  CCI4*  Champions. On  his  victory,  Johnstone  added,”I  have  said  this  before,  he  is  an  amazing  horse  and   I  am  very  lucky  to  be  riding  him.  He  has  been  focused  all  weekend.  I  always  knew  he   was  a  great  jumper  and  I  am  proud  of  what  we  have  achieved  over  the  last  3  Days.  I   would  like  to  thank  the  event  organisers  for  putting  on  a  wonderful  event  in  the   beautiful  Adelaide  Parklands  and  I  hope  to  come  back  next  year  to  defend  my  title.” Megan  Jones  also  had  a  great  weekend  finishing  as  only  the  second  person  to  have   a  clear  Jumping  round.  Having  not  been  out  of  the  top  three  at  any  stage,  Kirby  Park   Impress  has  been  a  reliable...