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The 2016 Australian International Three Day Event is just around the corner!
The count down is now on for the 2016 Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3DE).

Grandstand, Giddy Up Club and VIP Chairman's Lounge tickets are still available, but are selling fast! To make sure you don't miss out, book your tickets today by clicking here. 
Kick up your heels at the 2016 Rider's XOXO Party with the Stars, to be held on Saturday 5 November in the VIP Chairman's Lounge from 7.00pm. Click here to purchase your ticket.

Entries have been received, with an exceptional field of International competitors, Olympic athletes and a large number of young riders set to compete in the 2016 Aus3de. Watch the Aussies battle it out against the international riders, including two kiwis and Britain's Oliver Townend, (former World Number One in Eventing and winner of the 2016 Event Rider Masters Series in the UK).
There's so much on offer at this year's event, from masterclasses with German Gold Medal team coach Christopher Bartle, exhibitions by world renowned ‘Free Jumper’ Alycia Burton, the Thomas Foods World Cup jumping spectacular, plus celebrity course walks, food trucks, bars and parties.

Don't miss the 2016 Australian International Three Day Event!
BOOK NOW! Tickets are selling fast
There's still time to book your tickets to the Australian International Three Day Event! So, what are you waiting for, jump online and purchase your tickets before it's too late. 

For Grandstand single day or three day passes, click here.
For the Barrister's Block Wines Twilight Jumping with the Stars, click here. 
For Giddy Up Club, click here.
For the VIP Chairman;s Lounge, click here

Relive some of the 19 years of History .....Who will our 2016 winner be?

Big stars and young guns to compete at 2016 Aus3de

More than 100 entries have been received for the 2016 Aus3DE, Australia’s premier equestrian event, with an exceptional field of International competitors, Olympic athletes and a large number of young riders set to compete in the heart of Adelaide.

Bronze medal winners from the recent 2016 Rio Olympic Games will be among the line-up of contenders for the 2016 event, including 2000 Sydney Olympic Gold Medallist Stuart Tinney and 2008 Beijing Olympic Silver Medallist Shane Rose.
Former World Number One in Eventing and current Event Riders Masters winner, Oliver Townend from the UK will also be competing, as well as two New Zealand riders, Andrew Daines and Sam Felton. There are 17 entries in the Bates Saddles CCI2* Young Rider Championships, the largest number of recorded young riders in the event’s history.
Local rider and 2008 Silver Beijing Medallist, Megan Jones will be riding two horses in the new class, the RM Williams CIC3*, while South Australian rider and 1996 Atlanta Gold Medallist, now based in the UK, Wendy Schaeffer will be returning to Adelaide to compete in the RM Williams CIC3*.
Aus3DE Event Director Gillian Rolton said it is fantastic to see such a high calibre of riders, as well as many young riders competing in the event.
“The quality of entries across all the classes for the 2016 event is exceptionally high,” Gillian said. “We are also very pleased to see so many entries in the Bates Saddles CCI2* Young Rider Championships. These athletes are our next Olympians, so it’s important for events such as the Aus3DE to start them on their journey for Tokyo and beyond.”
“The line-up of horses and riders in this year’s Adelaide CCI4* is a very classy field,” she said. “This includes the big-names in the sport such as Rio Olympic Bronze Medallist and Sydney Olympic Gold Medallist Stuart Tinney, Rio Olympic Bronze Medallist and Beijing Olympic Silver Medallist Shane Rose, and New Zealand rider Andrew Daines who will be jumping the ditch to compete at Aus3de for the first time.”

Find out more about the Equestrian Australia Dual Crown

What is the Equestrian Australia Dual Crown?

The Equestrian Australia Dual Crown is a new National Series in Eventing and Jumping. Supported by the South Australian Tourism Commission, the Aus3DE will host the finale of the inaugural ‘Dual Crown’ series of eventing and jumping.

It will offer athletes the opportunity to collect points at officially sanctioned events with prize money and incentives on offer to those riders who top their respective discipline’s leader board at the end of the series.

The concept will also allow some of Australia’s leading equine events, to take their offerings to the next level and it’s hoped that through the Equestrian Australia Dual Crown, equestrian sport can be taken to new audiences. 

The new Dual Crown series will see a number of high profile Australian equestrian events, including the Melbourne International 3 Day Event, Australian Show Jumping Championships, as well as the Aus3DE, partnering to deliver a national series of the highest level, offering $10,000 for each of the winners in eventing and jumping.

Click here to see the current eventing leaderboard.
Click here to see the current jumping leaderboard.

To find out more on the Dual Crown, click here. 

Sneak peak at the 2016 Aus3de merchandise
Check out the range of 2016 Aus3DE merchandise on the event website, available to purchase at the Market Place Shopping Village, during the event from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 November. 

From classy polos and stylish travel bags, to comfortable hoodies and chic rugby jumpers, choose from a range of clothing and merchandise on offer. There are a range of different sizes and styles to suit. 

Popular colours and sizes will sell out, so get in quick!

To view the full range of merchandise, click here. 
Riders Blog: Britain's Oliver Townend
The former World Number One in eventing and the current winner of the Event Rider Masters Series in the UK is coming to Aus3DE this year, competing on Tim Boland's horse Napoleon in the RM Williams CIC3*. Want to know more about Oliver? We ask him a few questions in preparation for the 2016 Aus3DE.

Q:  How long have you been riding?
A: Since I was seven years old.

Q: Tell us about your first horse.
A: Cool Mule (a 14.2hh pony) gave my my first real taste of success. Bought for just £825 because he was tricky and sharp, we won the Junior Newcomers Show Jumping title at the Horse of the Year Show when I was 11, and two years later, contested the pony European Eventing Championships.

Q:  What do you like most about eventing?
A: Definitely the challenge of all three phases.

Q: What has been your highlight of your eventing career to date?
A: Winning Badminton Horse Trials in 2009.

Q: How did it feel to win the prestigious Event Rider Masters Series in the UK this year?
A: It was a relief, more than anything. ERM was a series that I thought I should win from when I first heard about it, but it was an Olympic year and I was chasing the dream, so I had a slow start. I’m glad I didn’t leave it too late.

Q: Who has been the biggest influence on your riding career?
A: My dad.

Q: What are you most looking forward to about the Australian International Three Day Event?
A: Not being cold and wet!

Q: What do you like to do outside of riding?
A: I don’t have time to do anything else!

Q: What are your future goals and aspirations?
A: To ride at an Olympics, and to continue winning at every level.

Casino Royale Christmas at Morphettville Racecourse – Friday 2 & Saturday 3 December

Calling all James Bond fans! Celebrate your festive season Casino Royale style at Morphettville’s James Bond themed Christmas party. This night will most certainly be ‘shaken’ not stirred! Featuring Jacqui Yeo and Grant Pearson on vocals and the Bond Band – MI5, enjoy all the Bond themed songs from ‘Gold Finger’ to ‘Live and Let Die’ and many more, while being treated to a visual feast of Bond classic footage. After the Bond show, head out onto the dancefloor whilst MI5 take to the stage for all your party favourites.

Tickets are selling fast, with only LIMITED seats available on Saturday. Tickets are  $115 per person and include a three course dinner and five hour beverage package. For more details, click here.

Discover Adelaide during the 2016 Aus3DE
Discover why the city of Adelaide is a beautiful diverse city with an enviable lifestyle. There’s plenty on offer while you’re in town for the Aus3DE, so check out visitor information, thanks to the Adelaide City Council. To find out about Adelaide Free Bikes, free personalised tours from the Adelaide Greeters, plus everything to see and do, click here for more information. 
Guess who will be coming to the 2016 Aus3de?
This year, there will be a few special guests visiting the Adelaide parklands for the 2016 Australian International Three Day Event! Joining the event will be Jolly the Elf, Jingles the Reindeer and Nimble, the beautiful grey horse from the Credit Union Christmas Pageant. 

As an official Pageant mascot, Jolly’s job is to spread Christmas cheer and magic all over South Australia both on Pageant day and leading up to the event (including Aus3de). Jolly joins the Pageant Royalty on all official duties and of course takes to the streets of Adelaide come Pageant day.

Jingles is Jolly the Elf’s best friend and also joined the Pageant in 2011 as an official Pageant mascot. Jingles and Jolly do everything together in order to make sure they bring as much Christmas cheer and magic to the South Australian community as they can. As a reindeer, Jingles much prefers the cold but his love of Christmas will always prevail over the Australian heat!

Nipper and Nimble are two beautiful, graceful horses with a history that dates to the late 1800s, having been first enjoyed in the original Magic Cave. Both Nipper and Nimble appeared in the first Pageant in 1933. Since then, Nipper and Nimble have become two of the most popular characters in the Credit Union Christmas Pageant, not missing an event since their first appearance.
While Nipper will be having a rest, Nimble will be making an appearance on Saturday 5 November and Sunday 6 November from 11.00am until 3.00pm. Children, families and guests of the 2016 Aus3DE will have the chance to see Nimble, Jolly and Jingles up close. 
Sponsors Spotlight: Bates Saddles
The Aus3DE are proud to be working with Bates Saddles as the official saddle sponsor for the 2016 event, as well as the sponsor for the Bates Saddles CCI2* Young Rider Championships.

The innovations in Bates Saddles are engineered to bring out the best in you and your horse for a unique competitive advantage in highly specialised saddles for every discipline. The world-leading innovations in Bates Saddles will make a profound difference to your horse’s comfort and performance. Under the finest quality leather, riders will feel the power of innovation in a Bates saddle. Experience instantaneous comfort, balance and seamless contact with your horse.

Saddle ranges are state of the art and lead the field in saddle technology for a significant performance advantage for horse and rider combinations at all levels. If you're looking for a new saddle, visit Bates Saddles today!
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