The Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event (Aus3de) is Australia’s premier equestrian competition held annually in November. For the past 12 years, Adelaide has hosted the event, which is made up of the three phases of eventing – Dressage, Cross Country and Showjumping.
The Aus3de is the only CCI four star event held in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere, and one of only six in the world. CCI four star events are the highest level of competition for horses with a good deal of experience and success in international competition. Other international four star events included the Rolex Kentucky 3 Day Event in the United States, Badminton House Trials in England, Luhmuhlen in Germany, Burghley Horse Trials in the UK and Pau in France. Of these, the Adelaide event in unique, being the only one held right in the city centre, in the picturesque East Parklands.
The 2017 Aus3de will have the biggest prize pool in the Southern Hemisphere with over $150,000 up for grabs.
As well as three days of sporting competition, there is the Market Place Shopping Village overlooking all the action of the Main Arena. Centrally located in Victoria Park, this year’s Market Place is bigger and better than ever, featuring a wide variety of stalls and a food court.
Petplan will be exhibiting in the Market Place for the duration of the event, there to answer any questions and provide information on equine insurance policies.