15 to 18 November 2018

Cross Country 2015

Cross Country 2015

Determination, courage and trust – and a new Course Designer in 2015!

Matt Gaske - Capoeira

Photo credit : Julie Paul

The Cross Country is the most exhilarating discipline of the three day event, requiring determination, courage and unfailing trust between horse and rider to clear one imposing obstacle after another during this long and gruelling phase.

Take a virtual course walk 4* and 2*

Click on any jump on the map to see photos and listen to course designer Mike Etherington-Smith explaining the challenges involved in riding each jump. Bought to you by crosscountryapp.com

Best viewed in full screen

Horseland CCI 2* with Amanda Ross & Mike Etherington-Smith

Comprising over 60 individually designed, handcrafted obstacles set on a 7000 metre irrigated track, the course winds its way from the Main Arena in front of the Adelaide City Council Heritage Grandstand in Victoria Park, through the trees, creeks and lakes of the beautiful Adelaide East Parklands and offers spectators the ultimate equestrian viewing experience through three parks, to the Qantas Welcome Home horseshoe back in Victoria Park main arena.

While riders have the chance to inspect the course in advance, the horses enjoy no such luxury – to successfully navigate these challenges, each will have to rely on their experience, creativity and courage, and above all their trust in one another, to get home safely within the given time limit.

In 2015 we are excited to announce that the Australian International 3 Day Event Course Designer will be 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, 2008 Bejing Olympic Games and 2010 Kentucky World Equestrian Games Course Designer, Mike Etherington – Smith from the UK.

Qantas Cross Country Day – through the FEI water in Rymill Park Photo credit: Stephen Mowbray Photos