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Posted by Corinne Wilson on 19/12/2018.

Saddleworld Melbourne International 3DE finalist for Vic Sport Awards

Equestrian Victoria is delighted to announce that the 2018 Saddleworld Melbourne International 3-Day Event (MI3DE) has been named as a finalist in the 2018 Victorian Sport Awards category of: Victorian Community Sporting Event of the Year.

The Victorian Sport Awards celebration, is the night of nights for the Victorian sporting community. In partnership with the State Government of Victoria, the Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of our home-grown sporting heroes and legends. Each year the Victorian Sport Awards will honour those who have made an outstanding contribution to sport in Victoria as an individual or team athlete, coach, administrator or volunteer from both metropolitan and regional areas in Victoria.

Since the Melbourne International 3-Day Event was first held in 1957, it has developed into the ultimate proving ground for some of Australia's best riders and horses.

Attracting over 250 competitors from around the country, it is run by a volunteer event committee supported by over 300 additional volunteers, officials and event staff.

Held at Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre (WPNEC), the event attracts the largest crowd of any equestrian event in Australia.

The MI3DE has a long history associated with WPNEC and it is identified by that history. It is a pivotal event on the Wyndham calendar and provides income and profile for the region.

As part of Equestrian Victoria's Strategic Plan 2018-2022, the running of important events such as the MI3DE, provides a number of strengths and fundamental benefits to our organisation and membership.

The nomination for the My Sport Live Victorian Community Sporting Event of the Year recognises Equestrian Victoria's success in delivering world class events to its membership and in doing so raises the profile of equestrian sport in Victoria and thus helps ensure a healthy and sustainable sport for future generations.

The Board and all members extend our congratulations and good luck wishes to Janet Houghton, Event Director and Equestrian Victoria board member, the MI3DE organising committee and the hundreds of volunteers and competitors involved.

The award will be announced on Wed 20 Feb at the Marvel Stadium.

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