Australia's Premier Equestrian Event
18 to 21 November 2021



November 2019| Media Release


RESULTS FROM the 5* Competition – Dressage Phase today (15/11/19) are:

  1. Emma Bishop on CP Issey Miyake with a score of 30.30
  2. Hazel Shannon on WillingaPark Clifford with a score of 30.70
  3. Lauren Browne on Sky’s Da Limit with a score of 31.00
  4. Stuart Tinney on Leporis with a score of 31.90
  5. Diane Gilder on Your Attorney with a score of 33.40

RESULTS FROM the 4* Competition – Dressage Phase today (15/11/19) are:

  1. Madison Crowe on Waitangi Pinterest with a score of 28.50
  2. Shane Rose on Easy Turn with a score of 28.70
  3. Jessica Rae on Rascal with a score of 30.60
  4. Megan Jones on Rle Barina with a score of 32.40
  5. Gemma Tinney on Wanda with a score of 32.50

Families have the chance to get up close and personal with stars of the Equestrian world an international YouTuber, and our Olympic champions as they compete on horseback at the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event Family Day on Saturday, November 16.

Hosted in Adelaide’s East Parklands from 10am -5pm, this event attracts thousands of people each year and is particularly popular with Eventing enthusiasts and families who can enjoy the variety of entertainment on offer.

For the uninitiated, the MMAusde features the three phases of Dressage, Cross Country and Showjumping on the same horse over three days.

The annual Family Day will be held on Saturday, November 16, Qantas Cross Country Day and will feature something for all the family with free face painting and balloon art, agility dog demonstrations, bouncy castle, colouring-in competitions, pony rides, arts and crafts, market stalls, and plenty food and drinks from South Australian businesses.

UK YouTube sensation ‘This Esme’, who vlogs about equestrian topics and events to almost 320,000 followers will also host a meet-and-greet on the day to chat with her young fans.

Junior Journos will also be uncovering the best kids and family stories around the event to share on Channel 7 and across social media.

MMAus3de Chairman Greg Rolton said the Family Day is set to be one of the most memorable days of the four-day equestrian festival.

“The Family Day is becoming increasingly popular thanks to the wealth of entertainment on offer to children and their parents, as well as all other patrons,” Mr Rolton said.

“This year we have the ATCO Kids Corral in Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi and our program is jam-packed with fun activities and performances for the whole family to enjoy – from free face painting, bouncy castle, agility dog displays, pony rides, food and beverages, to live music and a fantastic Market Place.

“And the best part is entry for children on this day is free.”

It is the only Concours Complet International (CCI)* five-star event in Australia, the only event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and one of only six held throughout the world.

This year’s event will also be the Australian selection for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, attracting some of the best horses and riders from across the Southern Hemisphere who will compete for their place on the Australian Olympic equestrian team.

It will also have the biggest prize pool in the Southern Hemisphere with more than $150,000 in winnings up for grabs.

The Family Day coincides with Saturday’s major event – the Qantas Cross Country, Adelaide Equity Partners Jumping with the Stars Mini Prix and the Last Jump Party.

For more event information or to purchase tickets and hospitality packages, visit

Event key timings

  • Saturday, November 16: Qantas Cross Country Day, including the SAP Cross-Country Masterclass with Andrew Hoy, Adelaide Equity Partners Jumping with the Stars Mini Prix and The Last Jump Party from 10am-12pm.

About MMAus3de

The Adelaide International Horse Trials was born in 1997 to replace the Gawler Horse Trials that had been staged at Gawler, north of Adelaide, since 1954.

The new event debuted in Adelaide’s East Parklands with a three-star rating but was subsequently upgraded to a four-star rating in 2002 to become the only event of this calibre in the Southern Hemisphere. The competition was relaunched and renamed the Australian International 3 Day Event (Aus3de) in 2007 to celebrate the event’s tenth anniversary and better reflect the international focus of the competition.

In 2017 the event was renamed the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event to reflect the fantastic sponsorship from Mitsubishi Motors.  In 2019, the Aus3de was upgrade to five-star status, along with the other five international greats, in line with the updated FEI category designations.

The MMAus3de is owned, managed and marketed by the Not for Profit Board of Adelaide Horse Trials Management Inc. comprising equestrian greats, professional business directors and media advisers.

* The Concours Complet International (CCI) is the competition rating for the equestrian sport of eventing, given by the international governing body for the sport, the FEI. The rating system was recently changed, effective January 1, 2019.

Originally, competitions were held in two formats, CCI and CIC (Concours International Combiné). The difference between the two was that the 4 phases of cross-country (A, B, C, and D) were held in CCI competition, while CIC (Concours International Combiné) competition only ran the D phase. With the advent of the new format (which abolished phases A, B, and C), the FEI agreed to change the distances of the CCI to make it more difficult than the CIC competitions. Thus, CIC competitions had fewer obstacles on a shorter course than CCI competitions.


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