The Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event is underway and it’s time for the world to hear about it. Whilst Olympic gold medallist and former Event Director Gillian Rolton unfortunately cannot attend the event, she will be riding in spirit. Spread #GillRidesWithUs across social media to show support for both the event and this sporting legend.
Madeline Wilson and Aces High score superbly on Dressage Day
Madeline Wilson and Aces High pictured above currently lead the Horseland CCI2* at the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International Three Day Event following the first day of competition on Thursday’s Dressage Day.
Wilson’s punchy dressage test earned her a score of 46.40 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 Emma King and DVZ Chevalier on 47.70, and in third place is Tegan Lush and Touchstone Felix with a score of 48.30.
Dr Felicity-ann Lewis, Aus3DE Chair, said the first day of dressage had set the scene for an exciting weekend of competition.
“We saw some fantastic dressage tests today in the Horseland CCI2* class with some extremely good dressage on show for the spectators.
Madeline’s ‘Off the Track’ thoroughbred performed very well today scoring the top score of 46.40 penalties. She is closely followed by Emma King and Tegan Lush, both experienced competitors at this level.
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,” said Dr. Lewis.
Tomorrow the gates will open at 8.00am for the commencement of the Pryde’s Easifeed Dressage Day with the first horse and rider combination starting at 9am in the RM Williams CCI3* competition. The lunch break will feature the Pryde’s Easifeed Dressage Masterclass hosted by Australian Olympian Sam Griffiths at approximately 11:50am, followed by the much anticipated Mitsubishi Motors CCI4* Dressage at 1:00pm, featuring Olympians Stuart Tinney, Megan Jones, Wendy Schaeffer and last year’s winner, Hazel Shannon.
At 5pm the Barrister’s Block Twilight Jumping with the Stars program kicks off, with free entry for the general public from 4.30pm. Spectators will be treated to two classes of show jumping along with a spectacular display of horsemanship with Alycia Burton’s “Freerider” demonstration, where she will jump her horse ‘Goldrush’ with no bridle or saddle.
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.