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I ride horses and compete in Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing or Horse Trials. I also own and run an Equestrian property to the East of Melbourne, Australia. In my spare time I run a couple of websites including and To afford all this I work a full time job, so the definition of spare time is usually after dark. Sleep is over rated ;-) In my Blogs I try to tell what I am doing with the horses, give some updates with regards to the equestrian events I am attending and any relevant news about horse health and performance. I also give reviews on any new products I get my hands on related to my horsey activities If yuo want to buy or sell horses or anything equestrian related try

EquiRatings: Does Eventing Have a Clear Objective? – Eventing Nation – Three-Day Eventing News, Results, Videos, and Commentary

Sam Watson, the founder and product director at EquiRatings and 2018 World Equestrian Games team silver medalist for Ireland, wrote a thought-provoking opinion piece that asks tough questions about the future of eventing. Thank you to

Source: EquiRatings: Does Eventing Have a Clear Objective? – Eventing Nation – Three-Day Eventing News, Results, Videos, and Commentary


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.


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.



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”.


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.


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       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            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

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