WILTSHIRE’S Kitty King was left ruing errors after a disappointing opening dressage stage at the Rio Olympics.

The Lower Stanton St Quintin eventer and her horse Ceylor LAN lie in 26th place overall, with every rider having now completed the dressage round.

King is the third-placed British rider going into the cross-country round, with fellow team member William Fox-Pitt leading on Chilli Morning with a score of 37.00.

The 33-year-old, who is performing at her first Olympic Games, is now looking to make up some places on what is a difficult cross-country track.

“It’s disappointing because [Ceylor LAN] is capable of much better,” she said.

“He did some lovely work but made some uncharacteristic mistakes.

“It’s a massive atmosphere for a horse that is only nine, he’s young to be here.

“Probably Tokyo 2020 will be the best Games for him because he will be 13 and will have had that much more exposure and experience.

“I was delighted with how he tried, he wasn’t being naughty - we just made a few errors, which was a huge shame.

“I was delighted with how he behaved and came out. He kept improving all the way throughout.

“It’s a tough [cross-country] track and it’ll be a real eye-opener for him tomorrow. There are plenty of places where you can make mistakes.”