The Australian International Three Day Event
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The count down is on...

There's less than three months to go until the 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International Three Day Event. This year, we are celebrating 20 Years of Eventing in the City of Adelaide so don't miss out on what is shaping up to be our biggest and best year yet!
Celebrating 20 Years of Winners!
Tickets are selling fast 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 ticket sales are only available until midnight 1 September 2017, so grab yours now before the price increases! Click here to purchase your tickets.

This month, we chat with Christian Landolt, President of the Ground Jury, hear about a special offer from Mitsubishi Motors, and find out more about Thomas Foods International, sponsors of the World Cup Showjumping!

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 always 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.

4-Day City of Adelaide Heritage Grandstand Pass:

Purchase a 4-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 City of Adelaide 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, tasty food and Pimms Bars!

The GiddyUp Club is back better than ever!

This year, the GiddyUp Club features improved facilities and more shaded seating areas. The four-day ticket provides exclusive arena side marquee facilities for the entirety of the event, including exclusive viewing in a dedicated area next to Rymill Lake with restricted admittance to the Rymill Island for getting up close to the action on Qantas Cross Country Day. 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 and networking with our sponsors, event ambassadors and officials! 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.

Hurry! Purchase your tickets via Ticketek.

Your chance to win with our Huge Raffle!
Have you been dreaming of buying that new car but the budget just doesn't quite stretch that far? Well here's the answer! Our wonderful friends at Mitsubishi Motors Australia are providing you with the chance to get ahead of the times with a brand new 2018 ASX LS 2WD Auto. And guess what the best part is - you even get to choose the colour you want! Packed with loads of features, and included are 12 months registration, CTP insurance, stamp duty and dealer delivery to whatever state you're in!

But that's not all! Appliances Online have supplied us with our fabulous 2nd and 3rd prizes. Second prize will bring out your inner movie enthusiast with a huge 65" Hitachi full HD Smart LED TV, valued at $3599. And for the coffee lovers, third prize gets you a Breville Duo-Temp Pro Espresso Machine, which will provide you with those cafe quality coffees time and time again! Valued at $399, this espresso machine includes a milk frother and loads of awesome settings!

Click here to purchase your raffle tickets today. At only $15 a ticket, why not buy a couple or more with proceeds helping to make the event bigger and better! The raffle will be drawn on Sunday 17 November in the Main Arena after the presentations so make sure you stick around, but don't worry if you can't make it as winners will be contacted directly via email, posted on our social media as well as in The Advertiser.

Please note: tickets will be available to purchase in all states except WA; however, we are still awaiting final licensing approval for SA and VIC so tickets will be available for purchase in these states shortly.
2017 Event Ambassador

The Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3-Day Event has a long history of partnering with international eventing figures to bring more of the equestrian sport to the Adelaide crowds. For 2017, the event is pleased to announce that UK-based Australian eventer and Olympic Bronze medallist, Sam Griffiths, will be heading to Adelaide as Event Ambassador.

Sam was one of the Australian team members of the Bronze medal winning Olympic Eventing Team and finished fourth individually at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He has competed at 3-day events throughout the world with much success, and in 2014 on his Irish Sport Horse mare, Paulank Brockagh, won the UK’s CCI4* Badminton Horse Trials, and placed third at the Burghley Horse Trials on his horse, Happy Times. Sam has represented Australia on many occasions, including the World Equestrian Games and the 2012 London Olympics. Sam is now based in the UK .

Event Director, Gillian Rolton, said that Sam Griffiths will be a wonderful Event Ambassador for the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event, having visited the Adelaide event previously.

“Sam has a wealth of knowledge on the sport of eventing and this is apparent in the successes that he has had on the international stage. The Masterclasses that he will present will no doubt be extremely interesting and informative, and I’m sure he will be able to provide great insight from a rider’s perspective in to the Mitsubishi CCI4* Cross Country Course in his course walks,” said Mrs Rolton.

Sam Griffiths said that he was excited to be attending the 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event as the Event Ambassador this year.

“While I have never ridden at Adelaide, it is always one of my favorite 3-day events to attend. There is no other 3-day event like this in the world and it’s great to see Australia and New Zealand’s best riders competing at this event. One day I hope that I can also compete and win the Adelaide event!” said Sam Griffiths.

Throughout the event, Sam will be conducting masterclasses with some of Australia's up and coming talent, providing guest commentary, as well as public cross country course walks and meet and greets. Take advantage of Sam's amazing knowledge and experience and don't miss out on seeing this eventing hero!

Special Offer from Mitsubishi Motors Australia!
At Mitsubishi Motors, we’re thrilled to jump on board as naming rights sponsor of the Australian International 3 Day Event and we’d love to reward eligible ticket holders with exclusive offers.

If you’re an eligible ticket holder to the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event, we’d like to reward you with a $1,000 EFTPOS Card with purchase of your new Mitsubishi.

As an added bonus, if you’re a VIP – Chairman’s Lounge ticket holder we’ll further reward you with a $2,000 EFTPOS Card, plus a towbar package fitted to your new Mitsubishi.

For further information and full terms and conditions, please visit the Mitsubishi Motors website.
Discover South Australia!
South Australia is the nation’s best events state – a title we’ve won two years running – and this November the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event will make its exciting return to Adelaide.

All the action takes place in the heart of the city and it’s just a short walk through the east parklands to an array of indulgent experiences: hot restaurants like Australian Restaurant of the Year Orana and Africola, Rundle Street boutiques and a redeveloped Riverbank precinct to discover. Get swept up in the atmosphere of the Adelaide Central Markets, a local foodie institution for more than 140 years and right in the centre of Adelaide. Curb that midday hunger at one of Adelaide’s eat streets, a melting pot of modern cuisine, international flavours, local favourites and alfresco dining. Indulge in Adelaide’s small bar scene by heading to hotspots at Peel Street, Leigh Street and Ebenezer Place or get a bird’s eye view at rooftop bar 2KW.

Adelaide was recently named a great wine capital of the world, joining peers like Bordeaux and the Napa Valley. With 200 cellar doors a short drive from the CBD and 18 world-renowned wine regions nearby, it’s no surprise why. Be sure to add a day or three on to your trip and venture outside the city to see stunning vistas and enjoy world-class wines. It’s all on your doorstep.

Visit to start planning your journey. We’ll see you soon!
Interview with Christian Landolt - President of the Ground Jury

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

A: I started eventing a little by accident in Switzerland mainly because my riding club had a few eventing fans and they organised a trip to Badminton. From then on, I was hooked and vowed to ride there some day – which I was lucky to do! I have been competing for over 30 years and judging for 20.

Q: You are the President of the FEI Ground Jury for the Aus3de, what is the role of the Ground Jury?

A: The Ground Jury judges and oversees the whole competition, putting special emphasis on the horse welfare. It has the ultimate decision at any time. Of course, our main impact is on the dressage phase, however we do also:
- check the fitness and soundness of the horses at the two horse inspections with the veterinary delegate
- make sure the XC course is up to the standard, fair and safe, alongside with the course designer and technical delegate.
- check the SJ track and make sure it is relative to the level of competition and complements the XC. This again is done in collaboration with both the SJ and XC course designer as well as the technical delegate.

Q: You have officiated at Adelaide in previous years, what do you like about Adelaide? What do you think makes the Mitsubishi Motors Aus3de unique compared to the 4* events in the northern hemisphere?

A: I love coming to Adelaide as it is totally unique by its inner-city location with the beautiful jacarandas plus it is usually warm and sunny! I think the competitive yet relaxed Aussie attitude, added to the keen and enthusiastic crowd, makes it a very special event. There is also the added bonus to go visit pandas Funi and Wang Wang!!

Q: As well as your official duties, you also have extensive riding and competition experience. Which do you prefer to do?

A: I am lucky to still be actively and successfully competing in both eventing and dressage. I love both and my judging has helped my riding and understanding of training enormously. Still nothing beats the thrill of going across the country.

Q: What can spectators and riders expect for the 2017 Aus3de?

A: Beautifully trained and fit horses, who with their riders, will show a lot of courage and skills over world leading course designer Mike Etherington Smith's challenging course. There will no doubt be a lot of excitements, thrills and spills! Some yummy food and great shops too… a perfect day out, hopefully in the sun.

Sponsor Spotlight: Thomas Foods International
Clint Beresford and Emmaville Jitterbug, winners of the 2016 Thomas Foods International World Cup Showjumping Class
The TFI Group is comprised of four food-processing plants in Murray Bridge - SA, Lobethal - SA, Tamworth - NSW and Wallangarra – QLD. The Group also has a National domestic wholesale and Foodservice business,
The Group is also represented in the USA through its subsidiary Thomas Foods International USA and is the largest importer of Australian Chilled beef and Lamb.
The company employs in total over 3500. The Group exports to over 85 countries globally.
The TFI Group of Companies boasts export revenue in excess of $2 billion dollars annually, and continues to reinvest million dollars into the Australian meat industry.
Thomas Foods International have grown to be Australia’s largest 100% Australian and family owned Meat Processing Company.

Thomas Foods International have been a wonderful supporter of the Aus3de for a number of years, and this year will once again feature the Thomas Foods International Showjumping Day; as well as the Thomas Foods International World Cup Showjumping. 
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