29 Jul 2012

NZ 9th on eventing table after early dressage results

11:05 am on 29 July 2012

New Zealand is in ninth place at the end of the first day of the equestrian eventing at the Olympics.

Jonathan Paget, riding Clifton Promise, incurred 44.10 penalty points in the dressage to put him in 6th place on the individual table.

The other New Zealand rider to compete in the dressage on Saturday, Jonelle Richards, incurred 56.70 penalty points on her mount Flintstar.

The score puts her 24th out of the 37 riders to compete on Day One.

Caroline Powell, Andrew Nicholson and Mark Todd are all still to ride for New Zealand in Day Two of the dressage on Sunday.

Only the best three results are counted towards the team's final score.

The equestrian eventing also includes cross country and show jumping.