The first of the riders in the dressage phase of the three-day-event have been judged at the World Equestrian Games, and at this early stage the lead is held by Germany's Simone Deitermann and Free Easy NRW with 36.00 penalties.
She is followed by fellow German Dirk Schrade on Gadget de la Cere with 42,50, with Australia's Paul Tapner and Inonothing next on 43.80.
Individual New Zealand rider Jonathan Paget is next on Clifton Promise with 44.00, followed by Sweden's Linda Algotsson on Stand By Me with 45,50. New Zealand team member Mark Todd is currently sixth on Grass Valley with 48.50.
Team standings so far, with one rider apiece through, 1 Germany, 2 Australia, 3 Sweden, 4 New Zealand.