Adelaide Equestrian Festival Fund

Adelaide Equestrian Festival Fund

Australia's premier equestrian event

The Adelaide Equestrian Festival stands as a beacon of distinction as one of only seven prestigious international five-star events worldwide. What truly sets us apart is our geographical uniqueness – being the only event of this calibre held in the Southern Hemisphere. Adelaide takes pride in offering a remarkable experience that combines world-class equestrian competition with the vibrant backdrop of our city.


A City-Centric Spectacle

Unlike any other International Horse Trials, we proudly stage our event within the heart of Adelaide's picturesque East Park Lands. This unique setting provides an unparalleled atmosphere, merging the excitement of elite-level competition with the energy of a thriving city centre. The Adelaide Equestrian Festival is not just a sporting event; it's a celebration of the dynamic spirit of Adelaide.


A Crucial Step Towards Olympic Glory

Our event serves as a vital stepping stone for Australia's top athletes, providing Olympic-level competition and an atmosphere that matches the intensity of international stages. It's not just a showcase of skill; it's a critical element in preparing our athletes for the honour of representing Australia on the global stage.


A Spectacle for All

With nearly 30,000 spectators enjoying four days of elite-level competition, the Adelaide Equestrian Festival is a grand celebration of equestrian excellence. Attendees can also explore the Marketplace Shopping Village and savour the culinary delights of quintessential South Australian hospitality.


An enduring Legacy

Gillian Rolton AM left an indelible mark on Equestrian sport, not only as an accomplished athlete and dual Olympic Gold Medallist but also as the visionary Event Director of the only 5-star event in the Southern Hemisphere. In recognition of her unparalleled contributions, the Main Arena in Victoria Park was rightfully named the Gillian Rolton AM Main Arena in 2018.


To ensure that this significant asset remains in her namesake perpetually and continues to serve as a symbol of Gillian's enduring legacy, the Adelaide Equestrian Festival, through the facility of the Australian Sports Foundation, has established a fund. This fund is dedicated to honoring Gillian Rolton AM's impact on Equestrian sport and securing her legacy for generations to come.


We are extending a special invitation to individuals and organisations who share our commitment to preserving Gillian Rolton's legacy to join the Legacy Club. By making a tax-deductible donation of $5,000 or more, you will play a crucial role in supporting this initiative.


How to join

To join the Legacy Club, we kindly request a minimum contribution of $5,000. Your generous donation will directly contribute to preserving the Gillian Rolton AM Main Arena and ensuring it remains a lasting tribute to her unparalleled contributions to Equestrian sport. Members will be listed in our Souvenir Event Program and website unless you wish to remain anonymous.


Tax Deductibility

The Adelaide Equestrian Festival Fund is registered with and conducted under the charter of the Australian Sports Foundation. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.


Please support us by making a tax-deductible donation today.

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Your donation to this project is tax deductible

The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) is the only deductible gift recipient for sport in Australia. This means that donations of $2 or more to approved projects on our website are tax deductible. Shortly after making your donation, you'll receive an official receipt from the ASF that you can use in your income tax return. If you have any questions about your donation, please visit https://asf.org.au/faqs

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Your donation to this project is tax deductible

The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) is the only deductible gift recipient for sport in Australia. This means that donations of $2 or more to approved projects on our website are tax deductible. Shortly after making your donation, you'll receive an official receipt from the ASF that you can use in your income tax return. If you have any questions about your donation, please visit https://asf.org.au/faqs