Equitana Melbourne supports Aussie Farmers

With the launch of our official range of limited edition EQUITANA Melbourne 20 years merchandise, Equitana will be donating 100% of proceeds from the ’20 year Anniversary’ pin and 10% of all proceeds from the rest of the range to Rural Aid and Buy a Bale.a03f03_59b041ced41d45908d40d230c2554876_mv2_d_8800_3000_s_4_2Between us and the thousands of passionate equestrians that make up the family, we can join together and have a small positive impact to help our Aussie farmers.

Pre-orders close August 15! See the full range here

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Buy A Bale – THE MISSION

Across Australia there are thousands of farmers who need our help. As Australian’s have done in the past with floods in Queensland, fires in Victoria and South Australia, we have supported those less well off than ourselves.

Farmers in Queensland and Northern NSW need our help to keep their cattle, sheep and horses alive through one of the worst droughts in living history and after the cessation of live cattle exports, no wet season and fires.

Australian farmers are the backbone of our country. For hundreds of years they’ve fed us all. Now they need our support to keep their cattle alive and the food in our stomachs. Australia if you can help by donating we’ll see that they receive the fodder they need and the support to get them through this tough time.

For more information on Buy A Bale or make a direct donation, click here: www.buyabale.com.au

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In Front of the Leg – Brett Parbery

Lazy, unmotivated and unexcited. No, I’m not talking about your husband! One of the most common complaints I hear from riders is that their horse is lethargic, lazy, drops out of the pace, or simply feels lacking in energy and is unwilling to try. You may have received judges’ comments such as “horse needs to […]

Source: In Front of the Leg – Brett Parbery

Scene set for an action packed 2018 3 Day International Event

The Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event (MMAus3DE) is Australia’s premier equestrian event and one of only two international sporting events held in Adelaide annually.  The equestrian 3 day event – commonly known as ‘Eventing’ is the triathlon of horse sport comprising the three phases of dressage, cross country and show jumping over three days on the same horse.The MMAus3DE is the only CCI four star event in Australia, which is held to the same elite standard as the Olympics, the only one held in the Southern Hemisphere and one of only six held across the world.

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The Adelaide event however is unique in the world, being the only one staged in the heart of a vibrant city centre, with Victoria Park the home of the competition, and the cross country course winding its way around Adelaide’s picturesque East Parklands.

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The pinnacle of the MMAus3DE is the four star competition, but the event also caters for lower qualified competitors with a two star and three star competition. Event Director Belinda Lindh says : ‘the 2 and 3 star categories provide such an amazing opportunity for riders and horses to experience the atmosphere of an International event, providing the pathways to those higher levels of competition”.

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The MMAus3DE also features entertainment, VIP Hospitality, Coopers Blush Bar, Market Place

Shopping Village (features more than 70 exhibitors from within the equestrian industry), Pop Up Market, Kids Corral Activity area, Last Jump After Party as well as a food court and wine bars.

Situated a stone’s throw from the Adelaide CBD, the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 DayEvent provides an amazing weekend of entertainment with a great atmosphere, that continues to draw people from all over the State, Australia and the world to attend.

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Each Day

  • Market Place Shopping Village
  • Chairman’s Lounge VIP Marquee
  • Giddy Up Club
  • General Admission
  • Ringside Reserve Grandstand
  • City of Adelaide Heritage Grandstand

 Friday 16th Nov – Pryde’s Easifeed Dressage Day and Twilight Program

  • Dressage program during day (as per program https://australian3de.com.au/whatsoneventtimetable/       o         Dressage masterclasss with Grand Prix Rider Tor van den Berge o          30pm – cross country course walk with the stars
  • Twilight Equestrian Gala Evening o Free entry after 4.30pm o         Jumping w the Stars o        Mitsubishi Tow Challenge o     World Cup Qualifiers o Chairman’s Lounge bar open to the public 6 – 9pm o           Marketplace, Food Court and Wine Bars open overlooking the Twilight Gala action

Saturday 17th Nov – Qantas Cross Country Day

  • Cross Country competition as per program https://australian3de.com.au/whatsoneventtimetable/            Children U12 free
  • Kids Corral with jumpy castle, face painting, mini golf, balloon twisting, mini crosscountry course to be done on hobby horses, colouring in station, Imagination Playground
  • Coopers Blush Garden Bar
  • Masterclasses o Saturday – Cross Country masterclass with Olympian Stuart Tinney. Stuart will also be riding in the 4* class and has won the event previously
  • Free entry to the public after 4.30pm
  • The Last Jump Party – VIP Marquee – open to the public to attend (Sat Night) – gourmet BBQ, DJ, Jumping with the Stars Twilight evening activity – open to the public to attend

Sunday 18th Nov – Thomas Foods International Jumping Day

Ticketing options

  • Chairman’s Lounge VIP Marquee (all 3 days)
  • Giddy Up Club
  • General Admission
  • Ringside Reserve Grandstand
  • City of Adelaide Heritage Grandstand

For more information visit www.australian3de.com.au.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/aus3de

 

The New Olympic Format, Part 1: Changes Incoming for Tokyo 2020 – Eventing Nation – Three-Day Eventing News, Results, Videos, and Commentary

That’s a wrap for the 2018 World Equestrian Games! Eventing’s next worldwide championship is the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where we’ll see some major format changes at play on the international stage. What lies

Source: The New Olympic Format, Part 1: Changes Incoming for Tokyo 2020 – Eventing Nation – Three-Day Eventing News, Results, Videos, and Commentary

Australian International 3 Day Event 2018

With less than 2 months to go until the action kicks off for the 2018 MMAus3de from 15th – 18th November 2018, things are in full swing in the Horse Trials HQ!

The pinnacle of the MMAus3DE is the four star competition, but the event also caters for lower qualified competitors with a two star and three star competition. The MMAus3DE also features World Cup Jumping, Masterclasses, twilight equestrian entertainment, VIP Hospitality, and a comprehensive Market Place, which features more than 70 exhibitors from within the equestrian industry, as well as food vendors.

Situated a stone’s throw from the Adelaide CBD, the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event provides an amazing weekend of entertainment with a great atmosphere, that continues to draw people from all over the State, Australia and the world to attend.

This year, the event is excited to welcome Stuart Tinney as the Event Ambassador. Stuart is one of the most accomplished event riders in Australia, with an Olympic gold medal from Sydney 2000, representative honors at the 2004 Athens Olympics and since 1988 at consecutive World Equestrian Games, winning team Bronze at the Rio De Janeiro Olympic Games, and most recently being Chef d’Equipe of the Australian Eventing Team for the Tryon World Equestrian Games.

Stuart will be conducting public cross country course walks during the event, as well as a cross country master class on Saturday. Don’t miss out on learning from this eventing legend!

Admission to the public is free on Thursday’s Dressage Day and after 4pm Friday for the Twilight Jumping with the Stars Program. With a range of ticketing options available, now is the time to get them before it is too late.

Was WEG Cross Country Too Tough, Too Soft or Just Right? – Eventing Nation – Three-Day Eventing News, Results, Videos, and Commentary

If you asked 10 people out watching WEG cross country on Saturday how the course rode, you’d have likely gotten 10 different answers. If you were camped out at the water watching horse after horse

Source: Was WEG Cross Country Too Tough, Too Soft or Just Right? – Eventing Nation – Three-Day Eventing News, Results, Videos, and Commentary

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