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Four months to go.....

There's only four months to go until the 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International Three Day Event. Tickets are now on sale, new sponsors are on board and the ground jury has been announced. 
Tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International Three Day Event (MMAus3de) to be held from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 November 2017. 

Early bird tickets for the Chairman's Lounge, Giddy Up Club and Grandstand are NOW available until 1 September 2017. Get in quick and save! Click here to purchase your ticket.

We are proud to welcome Qantas as the official airline partner of the 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International Three Day Event. We also welcome Bates Saddles as our saddle partners for the event. 

This month, we chat with John Vallance, Chair of the Equestrian Australian Showjumping Committee, in the lead up to the 2017 World Cup Showjumping and new Jumping Futurity Class at the 2017 MMAus3de.

Stay tuned for more news,updates and announcements on our facebook page here. 
Click here to purchase your tickets!
Tickets now on sale!
Tickets for the 2017 MMAus3de are now available to purchase via Ticketek. You can choose from early bird tickets for the Chairman's Lounge, Giddy Up Club and Grandstand, depending on your budget, timeframe and ultimate experience level. Early bird tickets will be available until September 1st, so get in quick as these usually sell fast. For the complete list of ticketing options, read below. 

Single Day General Admission Tickets:

Watch the very best ‘eventing’ horses and riders from around Australia compete for the biggest prize pool for eventing in the southern hemisphere. You’ll also have access to The Market Place to satisfy all your shopping needs, as well as watch all the Master Classes, Thomas Foods International World Cup Show Jumping, Cross Country Course walks and more. General Admission tickets allow general viewing of the Main Arena.

Grandstand Tickets:

Watch the very best horses and riders from around the world compete for the biggest prize pool for eventing in the Southern Hemisphere from a great vantage point with shelter in the Adelaide City Council Heritage Grandstand.

These seats sell out fast every year, so get in early to secure your early bird tickets at last year’s prices.

4-Day Adelaide City Council Heritage Grandstand Pass:

Purchase a 3-Day Grandstand Pass to see the elegance of the Pryde’s EasiFeed Dressage Day, the speed and bravery of Qantas Cross Country Day, and the precision of Showjumping, in comfort from the beautifully restored Adelaide City Council Heritage Grandstand. Experience uninterrupted views of all the action on the Main Arena with shelter. And it’s right next to the popular Market Place Shopping Village, food and bars!

Grab a 4-day Grandstand Pass to have the best seats in the house.

The GiddyUp Club is back better than ever!

The 2017 MMAus3de will once again offer exclusive tickets to the GiddyUp Club with improved facilities and more shade. For only $250, the four-day tickets are available for the entirety of the event and include entrance to the Pryde’s EasiFeed Dressage Day on Thursday and Friday, master classes, all ringside to the Main Arena. Qantas Cross Country Day will feature exclusive viewing in a dedicated area next to Rymill Lake with restricted admittance to the Rymill Island for Giddy Up Club ticket holders for the best seats in the house. Guests then return to the marquee ringside to the Main Arena for Thomas Foods International Showjumping Day on Sunday. Tickets include general admission entry to the venue, entrance to the GiddyUp club marquee each day, master classes and public course walks. Food and drink will be able to be purchased within the marquee or at various locations at the event.

Chairman’s Lounge VIP Marquee:

Experience the best seats in the house in the Chairman’s Lounge VIP Marquee ringside to the Main Arena. Choose from single day tickets, 3-Day passes, or table of 10 bookings to enjoy the Olympic level event in ultimate style. Wine and dine on the finest South Australian produce while rubbing shoulders with elite equestrian riders. The first class venue boasts a wide frontage onto the Main Arena, with uninterrupted views of the premier equestrian event across three days of competition, as well as a Big Screen within the tent so you get to see all the horse action and more.

Grab a group of friends and head along to the Chairman’s Lounge to experience the 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event in style.

Hurry! Purchase your tickets via Ticketek.

Fly to Aus3de with official airline sponsor Qantas
The 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International Three Day Event is pleased to announce Qantas as our official airline partner.
Travel in comfort to the event with Australia’s national carrier, with direct flights to Adelaide available on Qantas and QantasLink from nine destinations around the country.

Qantas will fly officials, judges, and stewards to the event as part of the sponsorship. We look forward to working with them again in 2017. 

Visit Qantas online here to view their latest offers and book your flights.
Exclusive Inflight Travel Packages now available!
Inflight Travel now has package prices available for the 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event. Choose from either three and four night packages, or longer stays if you wish. Inflight Travel will also book your flights from your home city to Adelaide and return.
 If you would like to book one of these packages please contact Inflight Travel by phone or email.
Once you receive a confirmation of your booking, payment will be due immediately. Please advise Inflight Travel of your preference of hotel, number of nights, if you require a twin or double room and if you would like them to book your flights – from which city, along with names as per drivers licence. 

Click here to see the full range of Travel Packages available.
Gerard Lighting Group to host MMAus3de Welcome Party
The MMAus3de would like to thank Gerard Lighting Group for supporting the 2017 event and hosting the MMAus3de Welcome Function, as well as providing an office space for the event management staff during the event. 

Gerard's is by far Australia’s most comprehensive family of lighting brands for consumer, trade or specific projects and is based in Adelaide. 

The MMAus3de Welcome Function will be held at the Gerard Lighting office, which will be an invitation only event. Stay tuned for more details. 
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Interview with John Vallance- EA Jumping Chair
Q: As the Chair of the Equestrian Australian Showjumping Committee, how important are events such as the Thomas Foods International World Cup Show Jumping at the Aus3de?

A: The Thomas Foods World Cup jumping competition is one of twelve World Cup qualifying competitions conducted in Australia. The WC series is a worldwide competition which enables the top riders in each league to qualify for the World Final. They are competitions at the very top level of the jumping sport and are important for Australian riders to test themselves and their horse at the very top level. In addition to the focus on the World Cup final, this year the Thomas Foods World Cup qualifying competition is one of six competitions that the riders can gain a certificate of capability to be considered for selection to represent Australia at the 2018 Tryon World Equestrian Games. The 2017 Thomas Foods World Cup will also host the final leg of Equestrian Australia’s Triple Crown Series. 

Q: What is your background and experience in the showjumping world?

A: Currently I am Chair of Equestrian Australia’s Jumping Committee. I am an FEI Level 4 Course Designer and Technical Delegate in Jumping. I have been a Course Designer for approximately 80 World Cup competitions over the last 25 years. I was also the Co-Course Designer for the jumping at the Sydney Olympic Games on on the Course Design Team at four Olympic Games and twice for the Youth Olympic Games. I have helped designed courses in Mexico, Singapore, Canada, UAE, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea, China, New Zealand.

Q:How does the World Cup Showjumping differ from the eventing showjumping phase?

A: The WC jumping differs from the 3DE jumping phase by being higher, wider and more technical through the distance between obstacles and the construction of the obstacles. Both the WC and 3DE event jumping at Adelaide International 3DE are designed and built at the top level for each discipline.

Q:What makes the Aus3de Thomas Foods International World Cup Show Jumping unique?

A: The
MMAus3de Thomas Foods International World Cup Show Jumping is unique in that it is the only time in Australia we bring together athletes at the very top level of their disciplines. The atmosphere generated by having the top athletes in the superb setting of Adelaide is also unique as the arena is surrounded by an enthusiastic and informed crowd that places more pressure on the athletes. In addition to the importance of the World Cup, there is the added pressure of being part of the EA Triple Crown and the WEG qualifying opportunity.

Q: Can you tell us about the new ‘Futurity’ class at this year’s event?

A: The new competition for jumping at this year’s
MMAus3de, the futurity is a competition that brings together the top emerging horses in the sport. These are younger horses than those in the WC and it challenges them with a slightly more difficult course than the normal competitions they would compete in. The futurity is a window into the future of the sport with these horses likely to go on to represent Australia at future WC finals, WEG or Olympic Games.

Q: Why do you think this class will be one to watch?

A: The futurity is a window into the future of the sport with these horses likely to go on to represent Australia at future WC finals, WEG or Olympic Games.

Q: What can spectators and riders expect at the 2017 Aus3de for the Thomas Foods International World Cup Show Jumping & ‘Futurity’ Class?

A: As the Victoria Park venue for the Adelaide 3DE and TF WC competitions provides such a superb setting, great arena conditions, top prize money, and the opportunity to get to WEG or the WC final the competition will be challenging, intense, and exciting. As well, some riders will be looking two years down the track for  the Tokyo Olympics and will be using this event as a developmental stepping stone for the future.
Sponsor Spotlight: Bates Saddles
The MMAus3de are pleased to confirm that high-performance saddle brand Bates Saddles will once again support the 2017 event as the Official Saddle Partner.
Bates Saddles have also committed to remain as the sponsor of the Bates Saddles CCI2* Young Rider Championships, and once more donate a Bates Saddle of the winners choice to our popular online auction.
With your horse’s comfort top of mind, Bates Saddles offer highly specialised saddles for every discipline, created from the finest European leather. For you, the rider, enjoy instantaneous comfort, optimal balance and seamless contact with your horse, leaving you free to concentrate on your aids. For your horse, the CAIR® Cushion System and EASY-CHANGE® Fit Solution ensure their absolute comfort and your peace of mind.
If you’re attending the MMAus3DE be sure to stop by the Bates Saddles stand to see their latest products, speak to their saddle specialists and enter for your chance to WIN a Bates Saddle of your choice.

To find out more about Bates Saddles and to locate your nearest stockist, click here
2017 Ground Jury and Officials List
The 2017 MMAus3de welcomes officials, judges and ground jury with a wealth of international experience and talent. See below the 2017 officials list and board members.
CCI4* Ground Jury    
President   Christian Landolt  SUI FEI 3&4*
Members   Sue Baxter GBR FEI 3&4*
Gretchen Butts USA FEI 3&4*
CCI2* Ground Jury    
President   Christian Landolt  SUI FEI 3&4*
Members   Sue Baxter GBR FEI 3&4*
Gretchen Butts USA FEI 3&4*
CIC3* Ground Jury    
Assistant TD

  Christian Landolt SUI FEI 3&4*
Tracey Leigh 3*
Sue Baxter GBR FEI 3&4*
Gretchen Butts USA FEI 3&4*
Cross Country Course Designer
 CCI4* &CIC3*
Assistant Course Designer CCI3&4**
Assistant Course designer 2*
ShowJumping Course Designer
Mike Etherington-Smith GBR FEI 3&4*
Sylvia Roberts FEI 3&4*
Mick Pineo National level 3
John Vallance  AUS FEI 4*
Showjumping Judge
Chief Steward
  Susan Ryan AUS FEI 
Caroline Jones AUS FEI 2 (TBC)
Assistant Stewards   Shylie McFetridge AUS FEI 2 (TBC)
Penelope Dodd AUS FEI 2 (TBC)
Chief Medical Officer    Dr Vince Roche (TBC)
Event Secretary   Andrea Goddard

Assistant Event Secretary

Karen Rose
Technical Delegate CCI4*   Martin Plewa GER FEI 3&4*
Assistant Technical Delegate CCI4*   Roger Kane AUS 3&4*
Technical Delegate CCI2*  
Roger Kane AUS 3&4*

Chairman                                                               Felicity-Anne Lewis
Event Director                                                       Gillian Rolton
Member                                                                  Karlene Maywald
Member                                                                  Natasha Malani
Member                                                                  Josh Wellbourn
Member                                                                  Carolin Plewa
Member                                                                  Matt Clemow
Member                                                                  Karen Raffen
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