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Posted by Equestrian South Australia on 30/10/2015.

Huge entries and world class competition for 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.

In addition to four action packed days of world class eventing, in this, the triathlon of horse sports, the 2015 Aus3de will include a full list of programmed events, including the debut of Australia’s Equestrian Grand Final, the return of the popular Polo in the Park, Masterclasses, Celebrity Course Walks and the biggest ever Market Place Shopping Village.

The 2015 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. The event will be held in Adelaide Thursday 19th to Sunday 22 November 2015. For more information visit

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) Classics 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 Adelaide.
  • 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 the biggest Market Place Shopping Village ever.
  • Welcomes Mike Ethrington-Smith as the new FEI Course Designer.

Three Phases...Two Hearts...One Passion.

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