15 to 18 November 2018

Thomas Foods International Show Jumping Day

Nail-biting precision The event culminates in the excitement of stadium show jumping against the clock, where just one hoof put wrong can mean the difference between winning the biggest prizemoney for Eventing in the southern Hemisphere and and nothing…. Competing in reverse order of placing, horse and rider negotiate a twisting course of 14 obstacles as the clock ticks on, accruing penalties for dropped rails, refusals and run-outs. A single rail down adds four points to their score, if they drop two, it’s eight points. Many a rider who has been leading throughout the dressage and cross country phases has lost the competition with a stray rail or time penalties in the closing moments of the round. It is not until the final rider is through the finish flags that the winner is known, keeping spectators, competitors and commentators on their toes to the very end.  ... read more

Cross Country 2015

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


Rhythm, elegance and refined control The dressage phase is a test of elegance in motion, challenging horse and rider to complete a series of choreographed movements with both precision and flair. Riders must find a balance between expression and control to ensure their supremely fit mount remains calm and obedient. Each movement is marked for accuracy, rhythm and expression, with a higher percentage equating to a lower score and a greater chance of winning. The world’s best win by “finishing on the dressage score”. This year the dressage will once again be held on Heritage Oval in front of Victoria Park’s beautifully renovated grandstand, with the City of Adelaide as a delightful... read more