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Posted by Equestrian Australia on 11/01/2013.

The Trans-Tasman comes to Sydney International Horse Trials

Shane Rose and Taurus at the 2012 CCI3* Sydney International 3DE 

Photograph:John Lechner

The Senior Trans-Tasman Challenge returns to Australian soil in 2013 and will be hosted by the Sydney International Horse Trials, 26-28 April 2013.

Leading eventing riders from Australia and New Zealand will go head to head in CCI3 star class at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre.

Australia will defend its title, won in 2012 by Shane Rose and Taurus, Natalie Blundell Algebra, Katja Weimann and BP Gallantry and Christine Bates Delago at Kihikihi (NZL) CIC3*.

Prue Barrett, Australian Performance Director for Eventing says, “The Trans-Taman is an important team event for us and is also an opportunity to give riders a taste of representing Australia without the move to the Northern Hemisphere”.

“The event creates the experience in the team environment which gives both the riders and management an opportunity to develop a great team culture which is vital in winning at the Olympic Games and World Equestrian Games,” she added.

The Australian squad will be announced a few weeks before the event and a training camp will be conducted leading into the competition.

The Senior Trans-Tasman Challenge is held in alternate years, between World Equestrian Games and Olympic Games.

The most recent Senior Trans-Tasman results have been;

2012 – AUS won in NZL

2011 – Not held

2009 – AUS won in AUS

2007 – NZL won in NZL

2005 – AUS won in AUS

2003 – NZL won in NZL

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13 December 2013

A new name and an action packed schedule for the Sydney 3 Day Event

Sydney International Horse Trials, formerly Sydney International 3 Day Event, will offer a feast of Equestrian competition from 26-28 April, 2013 at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre, Horsley Park.

Top level Eventing and Jumping riders, including Australian Olympians, will be in action over the three days of competition.

The premiere event will host a CCI3*, CCI2*and CIC2* and a CIC1* as well as an Equestrian Australia 105cm (Pre Novice) class. In addition, the popular Eventing Young Horse classes (for 4, 5 and 6-year-old horses) will return to the event.

A Grand Prix will be the highlight for Jumping riders and fans. The Jumping program also caters for the up-and-coming combinations offering classes from 1.10m to 1.45m, Junior, Young Rider and Amateur classes as well as Young Horse classes for 4 to 7-year-old horses.

In addition to the equine entertainment, an extensive shopping village will offer a wide range of products.

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