Held annually in November, the Australian International 3 Day Event is Australia’s premier equestrian competition. It is the only CCI four star event held in Australia, the only one held in the Southern Hemisphere and one of only six held across the world.
Since 1997, Adelaide has been the chosen host city of this Hallmark Equestrian event. In 2011, the Australian International 3 Day Event became a part of the World Wide ‘Pro Tour’of Eventing – the HSBC FEI Classics Series.
The AI3DE proudly takes its place alongside the other great international four star events, the Rolex Kentucky 3 Day Event in the United States in April, Badminton Horse Trials in England in May, Luhmuhlen in Germany in June, Burghley Horse Trials back in the UK in September and Pau in France in October.
The Adelaide event however is unique in the world, being the only one staged in the heart of a vibrant city centre, taking place in Adelaide’s picturesque East Parklands.
This event is vital to the preparation of our top Athletes in their quest to wear the Green and Gold for Australia by providing Olympic level competition and atmosphere with the best Judges and officials from around the world officiating here in Australia.
It also is the proving ground for our developmental level athletes, Young Riders and young horses who will be our Olympians of the future.