Australian event rider Sam Griffiths has bee announced as the Event Ambassador for this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3-Day Event.

Griffiths was part of the Bronze medal winning Olympic Eventing Team in Rio last year, and finished fourth individually. He has competed at 3-day events throughout the world with much success, and in 2014 on his Irish Sport Horse mare, Paulank Brockagh, won the UK’s CCI4* Badminton Horse Trials, and placed third at the Burghley Horse Trials on his horse, Happy Times.  The rider, who is now based in the UK, has represented Australia on many occasions, including the World Equestrian Games and the 2012 London Olympics.
 
Sam with Happy Times
 
Event Director Gillian Rolton said that Griffiths will be a wonderful Event Ambassador for the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event. 
“Sam has a wealth of knowledge on the sport of eventing and this is apparent in the successes that he has had on the international stage. The Masterclasses that he will present will no doubt be extremely interesting and informative, and I’m sure he will be able to provide great insight from a rider’s perspective in to the Mitsubishi CCI4* Cross Country Course in his course walks,” said Rolton.
Griffiths said that he was excited to be attending the 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event as the Event Ambassador this year. “While I have never ridden at Adelaide, it is always one of my favorite 3-day events to attend,” he said. “There is no other 3-day event like this in the world and it’s great to see Australia and New Zealand’s best riders competing at this event. One day I hope that I can also compete and win the Adelaide event!”
 
The Mitsubishi Motors Australian International Three Day Event is one of only six CCI four star events to be held across the world, with more than 25,000 spectators attending the event. The 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Aus3DE will attract Australia’s best horse and rider combinations across three phases – Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping, with the event to be a qualifying competition for the Australian team for the 2018 World Equestrian Games to be held in North Carolina.

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