For the first time, the 2016 Australian International 3 Day Event (Aus3de) will showcase a twilight evening of show jumping, international performances and celebrity appearances, including New Zealand’s own “Free Rider” Alycia Burton, as part of the Olympic themed, Twilight Jumping with the Stars on Friday 4th November.

alyciaTwilight Jumping with the Stars will be a free event for the general public and will include an evening of equine entertainment, starting with the RM Williams CIC3* Show Jumping, a 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. The evening will be Olympic themed, celebrating the recent success of Australia’s Bronze medal winning Australian Olympic Eventing Team in Rio, and with guest appearances by some members of the team.

The evening will also include a special performance by New Zealand based entertainer, Alycia Burton, an expert “Free Rider”, who will charm the crowds with her uncanny ability to ride her palomino pinto horse, Classic Goldrush, with no saddle, no bridle and no fear.

Alycia will be touring Australia with Goldrush this year and will be making the Aus3de a major part of her circuit. Alycia says she is excited to show the crowds at Adelaide her unique style of riding.

“I am looking forward to performing at Aus3de, where I will be able to show the audience how I ride without a saddle or bridle, over obstacles and jumps up to 1.60m in the main arena,” Alycia said.

“Free riding is a method centred on trust between horse and rider, which I have taught myself. My demonstration aims to inspire, entertain and enthral,” she said.

Aus3de Event Director Gillian Rolton said the Twilight Jumping with the Stars will be a spectacular evening of equestrian sports.

“The Twilight Jumping with the Stars will showcase an amazing display of equestrian entertainment,” Gillian said. “From crowd pleasers and celebrity events, to Show Jumping and Olympic heroes straight from Rio, there will be something for everyone.”
“We anticipate a large attendance to the evening showcase, with the Market Place featuring a range of food trucks and a bar. The VIP Chairman’s Lounge will be the best place in the house to watch all the action and get up close with the Australian Olympic Eventing team, with Twilight VIP food and drink packages soon to be released,” she said.
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. The Twilight Jumping with the Stars will be held on Prydes Easifeed Dressage Day, Friday 4th November from 6 to 9pm. For more information visit

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.

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