Final Trot up at the Australian International 3 Day Event with show jumping to come, all 4 star combinations pass

A few nail biting moments but all 4 star combinations have passed the trot up. In the 2 star a couple of combinations were unfortunately spun. Overall all the main leaders from overnight are still here and ready to compete for honours in the show jumping today in what looks to be perfect conditions — Regards Walter at www.horseoz.com

Hazel jumps to the lead on Qantas Cross Country Day

Hazel Shannon and Clifford from New South Wales have jumped into first place after a thrilling day of cross country action at the 2016 Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3de) for the Qantas Cross Country Day.
While Hazel was one second over the time in the Qantas Cross Country, she managed to jump to the lead, with an overall score of 52.50. Olympic and World Championship FEI Course Designer Mike Etherington-Smith’s cross country course provided huge jumps, technical lines and tight corners, with only six horse and rider combinations jumping clear, and only one combination to finish inside the optimum time of 11mins 25 seconds.
Victorian Wilhelm Enzinger and Wenlock Aquifer slipped into second position, after picking up 3.2 time penalties on the cross country phase, leaving them with an overall score of 55.00 penalties. Andrew Cooper was seventh after the dressage phase, but now occupies third position after he was the only combination to complete the cross country course without incurring any jumping or time penalties. He will carry 59.70 penalties into Sunday’s Showjumping decider.
In fourth position is Enzinger’s second horse (Britannica MVNZ) who shuffled up the list after a clear cross country and 5.6 time penalties.
With the stars aligning today for Hazel, she says she was generally happy with the way the course rode and her horse performed.
“I was really happy with the horse (Clifford) today,” she said. “He tried is heart out, and I couldn’t have asked for more. It was a tough course, but it rode how I thought it would after I walked the course, so that was a relief.”
With less than a rail between first and second leading into the Thomas Foods International Show Jumping, Hazel says she is hoping to keep her lead.
“He’s a good showjumper, so I am hoping things go our way, but I will think about that tomorrow,” she said.
In the RM Williams CIC3*, history was made in Adelaide as the first rider from the UK, Oliver Townend won the R M Williams CIC3* on a score of 58.10. Local rider and 2008 Silver Beijing Medallist, Megan Jones finished second on a score of 61.90. Close behind her was New Zealand’s Samantha Felton on Ricker Ridge Pico Boo on a score of 63.60.
Gemma Tinney and Annapurna flew home over the last fence at the Qantas Cross Country Day, retaining their lead in the Horseland CCI**. Gemma is the daughter of Rio Olympic Bronze Medallist and Sydney Olympic Gold Medallist, Stuart Tinney.
The day concluded with a Masterclass with German Eventing Team Gold Medal Coach Christopher Bartle and a second performance over cross country fences by New Zealand based entertainer, Alycia Burton, an expert “Free Rider”. Burton’s ability to ride her palomino pinto horse, Classic Goldrush, with no saddle, no bridle and no fear once again charmed the crowds at Victoria Park.
The Australian International Three Day Event CCI4* concludes on Sunday with the Thomas Foods International Showjumping Day. Final day action begins at 10.00am and gates open at 7.30am.
Full list of results are now available to view on the Aus3de website, www.australian3de.com.au .
The 2016 Australian International 3 Day Event (Aus3DE) is the triathlon of horse sports and the pinnacle of equestrian sport in Australia. It is one of the six top level Federation Equestre International (FEI) Classic Series events held around the world annually. For more information visit
www.australian3de.com.au.
Hashtag: #aus3de #FEIclassics

Regards
Walter
www.horseoz.com

Oliver Townend on Napoleon win CIC 3 star Australian International 3 Day Event 2016

On a borrowed dark brown gelding called Napoleon and with only 6 rides to get acquainted Oliver Townend has conquered the CIC 3 star Australian International 3 Day Event in Adelaide in perfect conditions. It was a taxing course that caught a few combinations by surprise. And no one made time, the closest to time being Megan Jones on her chestnut mare Kirby Park Impress, who ended up retaining her overnight 2nd place. Samantha Felton’s journey from New Zealand was made worthwhile with a 3rd place on her gelding Richer Ridge Pico Boo — Regards Walter HorseOz – www.horseoz.com

Wilhelm in prime position after Pryde’s EasiFeed Dressage Day

Victorian Wilhelm Enzinger and Wenlock Aquifer currently lead the Adelaide CCI4* at the 2016 Australian International Three Day Event (#Aus3DE) following the first day of competition of the Pryde’s EasiFeed Dressage with the Stars Dressage Day.
Will’s expressive, punchy dressage test earned him a score of 51.80, as well as a huge cheer from the crowds at the main arena in front of the Adelaide City Council Heritage Grandstand. In second place is Hazel Shannon and Clifford on 52.10, and in third place is Rohan Luxmoore and Bells n Whistles with a score of 53.20.
Will says he is determined to keep his pole position tomorrow as he prepares for the much anticipated Qantas Cross Country Day.
“I am really happy to be in the position,” he said. “Out of the two horses I rode, I was not surprised he (Wenlock Aquifer) was in the lead. He really tried. We have been working diligently on the flat, and both horses have improved in this phase.”
“My job now is to stay in this position. The course looks really tough, much harder than in previous years, and there is a lot more room for error,” he said.
Other stand out performers from today’s dressage were 2016 Rio Olympic Games Bronze Medallist and Sydney Olympic Gold Medallist Stuart Tinney and War Hawk who are placed in fourth position, with less than 5 points between first and fourth place.
Rio Olympic Bronze Medallist Shane Rose and Glenorchy South Park are sitting in seventh position.
The day concluded with the debut of the Barrister’s Block Wines Twilight Jumping with the Stars, which included the RM Williams CIC3* Show Jumping, a highly entertaining celebrity ride and drive with a carriage horse and driver team, and the Thomas Foods International One Round Stakes, featuring some of Australia’s best show jumpers.
Thousands of fans are expected to flock Adelaide’s beautiful parklands to enjoy the Qantas Cross Country Day. Road closures for Cross Country on Saturday will be in place from early Saturday with Bartels Road and Wakefield Road closes at both ends at 5am on Saturday morning and re-opening to traffic again at 10pm Saturday night.
Full list of results are now available to view on the Aus3de website, www.australian3de.com.au
Gates open at 8.00am for the Qantas Cross Country Day, with the first horse and rider combination starting at 10.00am in the Horseland CCI2* competition, followed by the Adelaide CCI4* at approximately 1:30pm, and the RM Williams CIC3* at 3.30pm.
Watch all the action live on FEI TV on
www.australian3de.com.au.
The 2016 Australian International 3 Day Event (Aus3DE) is the triathlon of horse sports and the pinnacle of equestrian sport in Australia. It is one of the six top level Federation Equestre International (FEI) Classic Series events held around the world annually. For more information visit
www.australian3de.com.au.
Hashtag: #aus3de #FEIclassics
Regards
Walter

Australian International 3 Day Event starts

The 1st trot up for the Australian International 3 Day Event is over. Most horse and rider combinations past the strict scrutiny of the experienced ground jury to ensure the horses are fit and healthy. They are now ready to compete for the next few days in what is Australia’s premier equestrian event in the Parklands in Adelaide. The grounds are looking perfect after last month’s rain. — Regards Walter HorseOz – www.horseoz.com

Big stars and young guns to compete at 2016 Aus3de

More than 100 entries have been received for the 2016 Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3DE), Australia’s premier equestrian event, with an exceptional field of International competitors, Olympic athletes and a large number of young riders set to compete in the heart of Adelaide, from Friday 3 November to Sunday 6 November 2016.

Bronze medal winners from the recent 2016 Rio Olympic Games will be among the line-up of contenders for the 2016 event, including 2000 Sydney Olympic Gold Medallist Stuart Tinney and 2008 Beijing Olympic Silver Medallist Shane Rose.

Former World Number One in Eventing and current Event Riders Masters winner, Oliver Townend from the UK will also be competing, as well as two New Zealand riders, Andrew Daines and Sam Felton. There are 17 entries in the Bates Saddles CCI2* Young Rider Championships, the largest number of recorded young riders in the event’s history.

Local rider and 2008 Silver Beijing Medallist, Megan Jones will be riding two horses in the new class, the RM Williams CIC3*, while South Australian rider and 1996 Atlanta Gold Medallist, now based in the UK, Wendy Schaeffer will be returning to Adelaide to compete in the RM Williams CIC3*.

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Aus3DE Event Director Gillian Rolton said it is fantastic to see such a high calibre of riders, as well as many young riders competing in the event.

“The quality of entries across all the classes for the 2016 event is exceptionally high,” Gillian said. “We are also very pleased to see so many entries in the Bates Saddles CCI2* Young Rider Championships. These athletes are our next Olympians, so it’s important for events such as the Aus3DE to start them on their journey for Tokyo and beyond.”

“The line-up of horses and riders in this year’s Adelaide CCI4* is a very classy field,” she said. “This includes the big-names in the sport such as Rio Olympic Bronze Medallist and Sydney Olympic Gold Medallist Stuart Tinney, Rio Olympic Bronze Medallist and Beijing Olympic Silver Medallist Shane Rose, and New Zealand rider Andrew Daines who will be jumping the ditch to compete at Aus3de for the first time.”

“Oliver Townend, current winner of the Event Riders Masters and former World Number One in Eventing from the UK, will certainly be one to watch in the RM Williams CIC3* on Tim Boland’s horse, Napoleon.

“Kiwi, Sam Felton will have two horses in the RM Williams CIC3*, continuing the Aussie versus Kiwi rivalry.

“We anticipate a large number of spectators from across South Australia, Australia and overseas. It’s going to be a great event!” she said.

In addition to four action packed days of world class eventing, in this, the triathlon of horse sports, the 2016 Aus3DE will include a full list of programmed events, including the debut of the Barrister’s Block Wines Twilight Jumping with the Stars which features a performance by NZ ‘Free Rider’ Alycia Burton, the finale of the Equestrian Australia Dual Crown in Eventing and Jumping,Thomas Foods International World Cup Jumping Qualifier  Masterclasses with Christopher Bartle, Celebrity Course Walks and the biggest ever Market Place Shopping Village.

The 2016 Australian International 3 Day Event (Aus3DE) is the pinnacle of horse sports in Australia and is one of the six top level Federation Equestre International (FEI) Classic Series events held around the world annually. The event will be held in Adelaide from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th November 2016. For more information visit www.australian3de.com.au.

The 2016 Australian International Three Day Event:

  • will host the finale of the inaugural ‘Dual Crown’ series of Eventing and Jumping;
  • welcomes German Eventing Team Gold medal winning coach, Christopher Bartle as the 2016 Masterclass presenter;
  • will host a new RM Williams CIC 3* event for the first time in 2016;
  • will include Masterclasses, Thomas Foods International World Cup Showjumping, Celebrity Course Walks and a huge Market Place Shopping Village.
  • welcomes again Olympic Cross country course designer Mike Etherington-Smith;
  • will host New Zealand’s Free Rider Alycia Burton as part of the Twilight Jumping with the Stars and Saturday main arena program;
  • welcomes UK competitor Oliver Townend to the RM Williams CIC3* Class.

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