No CIC classes at Sydney International Horse Trials 2018


The organisers of the Sydney International Horse Trials have confirmed the classes to be run at the 2018 event at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre from 27th – 29th April

This year Sydney International Horse Trials will be running 1*, 2* and 3* CCI classes along with EvA 105 and 95 classes, as well as 4, 5 and 6 year old Young Event Horse class. The event has confirmed they will not be running CIC classes.

“This year Sydney is gratefully welcoming some new sponsors to our event. We are especially keen to ensure that they get the recognition and prestige that they deserve, and as such we will be focusing on the CCI competition”  

“In future years, we hope that this event will continue to be a critical event in the calendar for Australian riders to gain their MER's for international selection”

Last year the EA National Eventing Committee and High Performance asked that Sydney 3DE be moved to a date six weeks prior to the Melbourne International 3DE.  To facilitate this, and to provide the best possible opportunity for riders to gain qualifications for important CCI events, as well as selection for WEG and the Olympic Games, the NSW Event Organising Committees made considerable changes for the 2018 calendar

Sydney 3DE and Equestriad CIC moved forward in April, Quirindi 3DE moved back in July, Albury CIC moved from their usual April date to October and Sydney and Scone stepped up to include CIC classes.  All these changes were published in the November 2017 Eventer magazine and on the Eventing NSW web site.

As result of the cancellation of Scone CIC due to drought conditions, Berrima and Wallaby Hill are joining forces to conduct a CIC3* class later this month. This means that NSW now has 8 CIC events in 2018 that are scheduled as lead ups to the CCIs at Sydney, Melbourne, Quirindi, Adelaide and Wallaby Hill.