Rachel Lee riding Urodel Du Texier score superbly at 2-star Dressage Day
Rachel Lee from NSW and Urodel Du Texier currently lead the CCI2* at the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International Three Day Event (#MMAus3DE) following the first day of competition on Thursday’s 2 star Dressage Day.
Closely followed by WA rider Cindy Lyall riding GI Joe with a score of 31.20 penalties in 2nd, Vic’s Amanda Ross riding Dondiablo sitting in 3rd and another of Vic’s riders, Claire McDermott on Klydoscope, rounding out the top four placings.
This makes for a very close and tough competition for the top contenders coming into Saturday’s tough cross-country phase, with less than 6 penalties between 1st and 20th place. Some great results to come through from today’s dressage are the Young Riders, with Samuel Jeffree riding Jaybee Calypso coming in at a spectacular 6th placing, with 33.10 penalties, going into the cross country phase.
Steph Hann, one of SA’s own Young Riders, was another rising star to make an impact on the placings. Being her first AI3DE she has done very well to place 18th ahead of Saturday’s XC with 36.50 penalties, and is in the top 4 Young Riders from dressage for the CCI**. With a rest day tomorrow for the Horseland CCI2* riders, Saturday’s Qantas Cross Country Day will be an exciting competition with the cross country course sure to test both horse and rider.
Tomorrow the gates will open at 8.00am for the commencement of the Pryde’s Easifeed Dressage Day and Twilight program. The lunch break will feature the Dressage Masterclass, with Grand Prix Rider Tor van den Berge, followed by the much anticipated Mitsubishi Motors CCI4* Dressage.
At 5pm the Twilight Jumping with the Stars program kicks off, with free entry for the general public from 4.30pm, with an evening full of entertainment,
- 30pm – cross country course walk with the stars o Jumping w the Stars o Mitsubishi Tow Challenge o World Cup Qualifiers o Chairman’s Lounge bar open to the public 6 – 9pm
- Marketplace, Food Court and Wine Bars open overlooking the Twilight Gala action
Get down to the Market Place for an evening of food, drinks, and shopping.
The Mitsubishi Motors 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 Internationale (FEI) Classic Series events held around the world annually.
For more information visit www.australian3de.com.au
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