Postcard from Australia’s Wallaby Hill CCI

Photo by Ashley Adams. Photo by Ashley Adams.

Ashley Adams came away from last weekend’s Wallaby Hill Bucas 3-Day Event nothing short of enchanted. Located in Robertson, New South Wales, is home to Australia’s newest CCI1*-3* event in addition to hosting lower level horse trial and young horse divisions.

Our American correspondent had nothing but praise for the event’s above-and-beyond organization and hospitality.

“Wallaby Hill is one of those three-day events that you get excited to spend five days on one farm, even with dodgy cell service!,” she reports. “This place is by far one of the best. Words can’t describe all the amazingness of this event. From the great competitor parties, to the awesome cabins for some of the officials to stay in, to the fantastic cross country course, to the unreal Christmas decorations! It is also the only event that I have been to where Christmas decorations were needed and I was wearing shorts!”

To help us get a better feel for the place, she sent us some interviews and photos:

Stuart Tinney, Australian eventer and Wallaby Hill competitor on multiple horses

Laura Wallace, local rider competing in the CCI2* and owner of local business Horseworks

Mike Etherington-Smith, cross country course designer

Learn more about Wallaby Hill by visiting its website here.