The 2015 Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3de), Australia’s premier equestrian competition, promises to be bigger and better than before when it hits Adelaide in November.
More than $120,000 in prize money will be up for grabs in the only event of its kind held in the heart of Adelaide, from Friday 20 November- Sunday 22 November 2015.
With four action packed days of world class eventing, the debut of Australia’s Equestrian Grand Final, the return of the popular Polo in the Park, and a nail biting competition in the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 2015 event is not to be missed.
In a world first, UK rider, Alice Dundson will be bringing her horse, Fernhill Present to compete at the Aus3de. She will be the first rider to bring her own horse to the event from the Northern Hemisphere, and the first rider in the world to compete in all six of the ‘pro tour’ FEI Classic Series CCI4* competitions on the same horse.
For the first time in history, the 2015 event welcomes the prestigious multidiscipline equestrian event, the Equestrian Grand Final, which will feature leading competitors from Olympic disciplines of World Cup dressage, jumping and eventing.
Aus3DE Event Director Gillian Rolton said this year’s event will be an important year for competitors, spectators and sponsors alike.
“The 2015 Aus3de is shaping up to be a fantastic event, with plenty on offer,” she said.
“As the sporting world heats up for the 2016 Rio Olympics, less than 12 months away, we can expect bigger entries than previous years, as well as tough competition across all classes.”
“We are thrilled to host the 2015 Equestrian Grand Final, which will bring the top riders from their disciplines of World Cup Show Jumping and Dressage from across the country to Adelaide.
“And, the Masterclasses, Polo in the Park, Celebrity Course Walks and popular Market Place Shopping Village will all be part of the 2015 Aus3de program,” she said.
Making the journey across the Nullarbor, Sonja Johnson, who is an Olympic hopeful for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, will be competing in the CCI 4* at this year’s Aus3de.
“I love the Australian International Three Day Event,” Sonya said. “Not only it is a great event to compete in, it is also the only four star competition we have access to in Australia.”
The 2015 Australian International 3 Day Event (Aus3DE) is the pinnacle of horse sports in Australia and is one of the six top level Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) Classic Series events held around the world annually.
The event will be held in Adelaide Thursday 19th to Sunday 22 November 2015.
The 2015 Australian International Three Day Event:
- is the most prestigious event of its kind in the southern Hemisphere.
- is one of the six top level Federation Equestre International (FEI) Classic Series events held around the world annually.
- is the only event on its kind located in the heart of a city.
- will host the Equestrian Grand Final for the first time in history.
- welcomes UK rider Alice Dundson and her horse Fernhill Present for the first time.
- will include Masterclasses, Polo in the Park (Friday 20th November), Celebrity Course Walks and a bigger Market Place Shopping Village.
- welcomes Mike Ethrington-Smith as the new FEI Course Designer.