Australia's Premier Equestrian Event
14 to 17 November 2019

What is the MMAus3de?

The Equestrian 3 Day Event – commonly known as ‘Eventing’ – is the triathlon of Horse Sport comprising the 3 phases of Dressage, Cross Country and Showjumping over 3 days on the same horse.

Held annually on the third weekend in November, the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event (Aus3de) is Australia’s premier equestrian competition.

It is the only CCI five star event held in Australia, the only one held in the Southern Hemisphere and one of only six held across the world. For the past twenty one years, Adelaide has been the chosen host city of this Hallmark Equestrian event.

The 2019 Adelaide event will also have the biggest prize pool in the Southern Hemisphere with over $150,000 up for grabs!

The MMAus3de proudly takes its place alongside the other great international five star events: the Kentucky Three Day Event in the United States in April; Badminton Horse Trials in England in May; Luhmuhlen Horse Trials in Germany in June; Burghley Horse Trials back in the UK in September; and Pau Horse Trials in France in October.

The Adelaide event however is unique in the world, being the only one staged in the heart of a vibrant  city centre, taking place in Adelaide’s  picturesque  East  Parklands.

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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 5 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.

2019 Adelaide Horse Trials Management Inc           

Board of Directors

Chairman            Mr Greg Rolton

Event Director   Mrs Belinda Lindh

Board Members

Karlene Maywald

Cllr Mary Courous

Ms Carolin Plewa

Mr Matt Clemow

Ms Karen Raffen

Mr Brenton Wilkinson

Hon Treasurer

Ms Marilyn Tragilgas

Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event

Organising Committee

Event Director
Belinda Lindh

Operations Manager
Big Screen Video – Saul Heffernan

Event & Marketing Coordinator
Lauren Roberts

Hospitality Manager
Kirsty Marston

Market Place Coordinator
Carol Neller

Sport Committee
Caroline Jones


Volunteer Manager
Christine Webb

MMAus3de Sport Committee

Competition Secretary
Andrea Goddard and Karen Rose – Eventing
Tess Fairweather – Jumping

Caroline Jones

Emergency Response
Denis Edmonds

Dressage Coordinator
Judy Whyntie

Cross Country Coordinator
Robin Hammond

Cross Country Control
David Permezel

Jump Judge Coordinator
Michelle Tink

Showjumping Coordinator
Tessa Fairweather

Vet Coordinator
Andrew Hunt

Horse Reception
Pauline Cudmore

Chief Medical Officer
Vince Roche

Timing /Scoring
George Priomos
Robert Schaeffer
Lynne Brown

Michael Clark

Arena Manager and Presentations
Ash Copping

Sector Controller
Des Hughes

 Trotup officials

2019 Officials

Cross Country Course Designers
CCI5* Mike Etherington-Smith
CCI4*-S Sylvia Roberts
CCI3*-L Mick Pineo

President Ground Jury
Susan Baxter (GBR)

Helen Christie (NZL)
Robert Stevenson (USA)

Technical Delegate
Geoff Sinclair (CCI5* and CCI4*-S) and Tracey Leigh (CCI3*-L)

Chief Steward
Christine Wallace

Stewarding Team
Caroline Jones, Susan Geddes (NZL), Eileen Pritchard-Bryan (USA), Doris Riddett, Bronwyn Gillot, Shylie McFetridge, Penny Dodd, Lindy Young

Jumping Course Designer
John Vallance

Jumping Judge
Kevin Taranto