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Only days to the start of the Australian International 3 day event in Adelaide. With Rio on the doorstep the entry list huge. In addition there is the Equestrian Grand Final including Dressage, Exhibition eventing and World Cup Showjumping. Then there will also be The Australian International Three Day Event Combined Driving Event will be a Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) classified competition, comprising of two CAI 1* events, a driven dressage and cones competition on Sunday 22nd November 2015 in the Adelaide Parklands. And to top all of there will be Polo in the Park on Friday evening.
Source: Entries 2015 – Aus3de
A huge number of entries have been received for the 2015 Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3de), Australia’s premier equestrian event, with an exceptional calibre of horses and riders set to compete in the heart of Adelaide, from Friday 20 November- Sunday 22 November 2015.
Thirty five horses are entered for the Adelaide CCI4*, one of only six FEI Classic Series four star competitions held in the world annually. The Horseland CCI**, including the Schockemohle Sport CCI2* Young Rider Championships, have had 76 entries in total.
Aus3DE Event Director Gillian Rolton said the standard of entries across all classes is exceptionally high.
“The line-up of horses and riders in this year’s top level Adelaide CCI4* is a very classy field,” she said. “This includes the big-names in the sport such as Sydney Olympic Games Gold Medallist Stuart Tinney with three horses, Beijing Silver Medallist Shane Rose with two horses, plus Beijing Silver Medallists Sonja Johnson and Medallist Megan Jones on one horse each.”
“There will also be international riders in the field, including our first ever UK rider and horse combination, Alice Dundson and her horse, Fernhill Present. Alice 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 FEI Classic Series CCI4* competitions on the same horse.
“Two New Zealand riders, World Equestrian Games Medallist Clarke Johnstone and Abby Lawrence, will also be competing in the 2015 Aus3de CCI4* event, continuing the Aussie versus Kiwi rivalry.
“With the 2016 Rio Olympic Games around the corner, many riders will be wanting to secure a place on their respective National eventing teams, so the competition is going to be strong!” she said.
“With Mike’s ability as a world class course designer, we can expect the 2015 course will ask all the technical questions demanded in the current era of the sport, while ensuring a challenging but safe ride,” she said.
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 International (FEI) Classic Series events held around the world annually. The event will be held in Adelaide Thursday 19- Sunday 22 November 2015.
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UK rider, Alice Dundson will be attempting a world first at the 2015 Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3de) this November. 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.
The 2015 Aus3de will be the fifth FEI Classic Event for the 29-year-old British rider from Surrey and her horse, Fernhill Present. She has already competed at Les Etoiles de Pau, France (2011), Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, UK (2012), Luhmuhlen CCI****, Germany (2013), and Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, US (2014). If she finishes the event in Adelaide, Alice will aim for Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, UK next year.
“My ultimate goal is to be the first horse and rider combination to compete in all six FEI Classic Events,” Alice said. “I know it seems crazy, and a huge risk, but I am willing to give it a go!”
“Hilly (Fernhill Present) will be arriving in Australia on October 15, and will be based in Sydney for two weeks. In the UK, my groom, Jenny McKibben will be looking after him in quarantine and I will be commuting from Surrey to exercise him.”
“In Sydney, he will be at Eastern Creek in quarantine for two weeks with no riding allowed, then he will travel down to Adelaide to be based at the Magic Millions complex at Morphettville for two weeks before the competition,” she said.
Aus3DE Event Director Gillian Rolton said the news is breaking ground for the 2015 Australian International 3 Day Event (Aus3DE) and Australian eventing.
“We are thrilled to welcome Alice and her horse Hilly to Adelaide to compete in the Australian International Three Day Event in November,” Gill said.
“While we have had international riders compete on Australian horses, and horses in the UK wanting to come down, we have never had a horse and rider from the Northern Hemisphere compete on their own horse,” Gill said. “It is a world first for us, and we are lucky to be part of the journey for Alice.”
“We are working with the South Australian Jockey Club and Magic Millions to ensure Alice and Hilly have a smooth transition from across the globe and have an enjoyable stay in South Australia. Hilly will arrive at Magic Millions in early November, two weeks before the event,” she said.
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 International (FEI) Classic Series events held around the world annually. The event will be held in Adelaide Thursday 19th to Sunday 22 November 2015. For more information visit www.australian3de.com.au.
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