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 The 2016 Aus3de is here!

The course is built, the stalls are set, and the riders are ready.
The 2016 Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3DE) starts this Thursday 3 November and will conclude Sunday 6 November. 

Read below for the last minute update on event details, course walks, ticket information and start times.

Tickets for the Giddy Up Club and VIP Chairman's Lounge are still available this week, but will not be available on the day of the events. To purchase your ticket, click here. General Admission and Grandstand tickets are available at the gate or online here
The weather looks like it will be perfect, with mild days and average temperatures of 21-25 degrees.

So, make sure you head to the 2016 Australian International Three Day Event!
2016 Aus3DE course map

Have you got your picnic spot organised for the Qantas Cross Country Day on Saturday 5 November? Tickets are just $15 for GA and FREE for children and can be purchased at the gate or prior to the event here. There are plenty of places to throw a rug, sit back and enjoy the action. The course winds its way from the main arena in front of the Adelaide City Council Heritage Grandstand in Victoria Park, through the trees, creeks and lakes of the beautiful Adelaide East Parklands, offering spectators the ultimate equestrian viewing experience.

View this map below to see the best vantage points to view the Qantas Cross Country action on Saturday 5 November.

The main box office for ticket sales will be located on the corner of Dequetteville Terrace and Fullarton Road. Two box office booths will also be open on Saturday, located on the corner of Bartels Road and Dequetteville Terrace, and on the Southern end of Bartels Road near Rymill Park. 

To download a print friendly version of this map, click here. 

Start your bids for the 2016 Aus3DE online auction!
Want to try your luck to bid for an Olympic Mid-Mustang float, valued at more than $20,000, as well as a Bates Saddle of your choice?

The Aus3DE will once again be hosting an online auction from the 3 November to 8 November 2016.

We are proud to offer an Olympic 2015 Mid-Mustang Angle load float with two feed bins, stone guard package, rug rack over rump enclosed, including 12 months registration and first service included.

You can also bid for a Bates Saddle of your choice valued at up to $5,199.00. The winning bidder can choose from a Dressage or a Jumping Saddle and the prize will be provided in form of a voucher for redemption at a Bates Saddle retailer.

Good luck!

Start times and final draws
There is plenty happening this week in the lead up to the start of the 2016 Aus3DE.

The first TRM Horse Inspection will be held on Wednesday 2 November at 4.30pm.

Thursday 3 November marks the start of the Horseland CCI2* Dressage.

On Friday 4 November, don't miss the Pryde's EasiFeed Dressage Day, Christopher Bartle Masterclass, plus Barrister’s Block Wines Twilight Jumping with the Stars including an exhibition from Free Rider, Alycia Burton. 

Saturday 5 November is the much anticipated Qantas Cross Country Day, Christopher Bartle Masterclass, Alycia Burton Free Riding Exhibition and Riders XOXO Party with the Stars. 

The final day concludes with the Thomas Foods International Showjumping Day on Sunday 6 November, starting at 8.00am with the TRM Horse Inspections. The final of the Thomas Foods International World Cup Showjumping will take place in the lunch break on the main arena. Presentations for the eventing classes, and Equestrian Australia Dual Crown of Jumping and Eventing will occur at approximately 4.30pm. 

To view the official event timetable, click here. 
Cross Country Course Walks with the Stars
For your chance to get the inside knowledge on the Aus3DE cross country, why not take part in the FREE cross country course walks with some of the best international riders and officials in the sport. 

The cross country course walks are a great way to learn the best tracks, jump angles and lines before the cross country kicks off on Saturday 5 November. 

The Cross Country Course Walks for the 2016 Aus3DE are as follows:

Friday 4 November at 4.30pm with German Eventing Team Gold Medal Coach Christopher Bartle.

Friday 4 November at 4.30pm Horseland Course Walk with 
2016 Rio Olympic Bronze Medallist and 2000 Sydney Olympic Gold Medallist Stuart Tinney. 

Friday 4 November at 4.30pm Pryde's EasiFeed Cross Country Course Walk with Adelaide CCI4* competitor Wilhelm Enzinger.

Saturday 5 November at 8.30am with 1996 Atlanta Olympic Gold Medallist Wendy Schaeffer.

Saturday 5 November at 8.30am with former World Number One and Event Masters Series winner Oliver Townend from the UK. 

Meet at the Northern end of the main arena five minutes before the start times above. 

If you can't make the course walks above, why not take your own CrossCountry App virtual guided course walk with Course Designer Mike Ethrington Smith and German Eventing Team Coach Christopher Bartle? Find your way around with the GPS map, listen to expert audio as you browse photos of fences from all angles. Click here to download the virtual course maps. 
Dual Crown champions to be crowned at Aus3DE

The countdown is on for the finale of the inaugural Equestrian Australia ‘Dual Crown’ series of Eventing and Jumping. Supported by the SA Government, the new Dual Crown series is a national concept in the disciplines of Jumping and Eventing that will offer thrills, suspense, big prize money and provide more incentive for riders to take their riding to the next level.

The current Eventing leaderboard shows a mix of experience and new talent, with Rio and Sydney Olympic Medallist Stuart Tinney and Rio and Beijing Olympic Medallist Shane Rose both at the top after Melbourne, but with Western Australian Tegan Lush, and New South Wales rider Hazel Shannon, snapping at their heels and with big points on offer in Adelaide, the competition is sure to be fierce! Click here to see the current eventing leaderboard. 

The Dual Crown Jumping champion will be determined by using results from the Australian Show Jumping Championship and the Thomas Foods International World Cup in Adelaide. Victorian Andrew Lamb, who is currently in second position on the leaderboard, and Queensland’s Robert Goodwin will be among the jumping riders after the points in Adelaide for the Dual Crown. Click here to see the current eventing leaderboard. 

The Thomas Foods International World Cup will be held on Sunday 6 November at 1pm, followed by the final show jumping phase of the Adelaide CCI4*. Don’t miss the excitement!

Watch all the action live with FEI Live streaming
Can't make the 2016 Aus3de? You can watch all the action from your home thanks to the FEI Live Streaming. 

The 2016 Aus3DE will be live on Saturday 5 November and Sunday 6 November on FEI TV, plus there will be exclusive interviews, highlights and results posted throughout the segment. 

To watch live, click here. 
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