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 four 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.
In 2011, the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event became a part of the World Wide ‘Pro Tour’of Eventing – the FEI Classics Series.
The 2018 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 four star events, the Rolex Kentucky 3 Day Event in the United States in April, Badminton Horse Trials in England in May,Luhmuhlen in Germany in June, Burghley Horse Trials back in the UK in September and Pau 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.
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 fanstanstic sponsorship from Mitsubishi Motors.
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.
2018 Adelaide Horse Trials Management Inc
Board of Directors
Chairman Mr Greg Rolton
Event Director Mrs Belinda Lindh
Hon Karlene Maywald
Councillor Natasha Malani
Mr Josh Wellbourn
Ms Carolin Plewa
Mr Matt Clemow
Ms Karen Raffen
Ms Marilyn Tragilgas
Mitsubishi Motors MMAustralian International 3 Day Event
Big Screen Video – Saul Heffernan
Event & Marketing Coordinator
Market Place Manager
Emergency Response and OH&S
MMAUS 3DE Sport Committee
Andrea Goddard and Karen Rose – Eventing
Tess Fairweather – Jumping
Cross Country Coordinator
Cross Country Control
Jump Judge Coordinator
Chief Medical Officer
Arena Manager and Presentations
Cross Country Course Designers
Mike Etherington-Smith (4*/2*) and Sylvia Roberts (3*)
Assistant Course Designer
President Ground Jury
Marilyn Payne (USA)
Christian Landolt (SUI) and Anne Tylee (NZ)
Martin Plewa (4*/3*) and Tracey Leigh (2*)
Caroline Jones, Penny Dodd, Shylie McFetridge, Janet Evans, Jean-Marc Varillon, Bronwyn Gillot, Doris Riddett
Jumping Course Designer