Three of the twenty-six CVIs this year will take place in Australia. The first two are in April starting with “Adelaide Great Southern CVI” 50 km north of Adelaide at Mallala. The next one is the following week: “Mount Hunter Southern Cross CVI” about 75 km south-west of Sydney. They are about 1.400 km apart.
Both CVIs will be judged by the same jury. The reason is to reduce costs for flying European judges to Australia. This way people in Sydney don’t have to travel all the way to Adelaide. We are curious how many Australians will take part in both events and if non-Australians will vault. For example, I remember the great team from New Zealand at the world championships in 2014 (where they earned 7.151 points and were placed on the 9th rank) but I have never heard of them again or I missed it. Well, maybe this year.
The third Australian CVI is in September at the Sydney International Equestrian Center (SIEC for short) about 50 km west of Sydney. This event will be part of the Australian national vaulting championships 2017. This is a similar solution like in Finland.