10 Aug 2008

New Zealand sixth after dressage round

5:56 pm on 10 August 2008

The New Zealand equestrian team is sixth after the dressage round of the eventing competition at the Olympics in Hong Kong.

Australia lead the competition, with Germany second and the United States third.

Joe Meyer on Snip is the leading New Zealander on the individual standings in 19th place.

Team manager Warwick Allan says they were disappointed with the way Caroline Powell on board Lenamore was scored but says the competition won't be decided by the dressage scores.

Tomorrow the competition moves into the cross country phase.