LOWER Stanton St Quintin eventer Kitty King ended her first Olympic experience on a personal high after going clear in the show jumping phase.

King was one of three Great Britain riders who went clear on the final day, as the team lifted themselves up to finish fifth overall, rising three places from their overnight standing.

The 33-year-old and her horse Ceylor LAN finished on a score of 100.40, which lifted the duo to 30th place overall in the individual standings, just outside of the top 25 who went into a final jump off at the Equestrian Centre in Rio.

“He jumped really well today,” said King after completing her first Olympic Games.

“He felt as good as he does at a one-day event when we jump first so to have a horse feeling like that underneath you when you go into the ring gives you huge confidence.

“I knew I could turn tight, I knew I could move him up and I knew he would jump fences clear as long as I didn’t mess up on board so it was lovely.

“It has been a wonderful experience. I have learnt an incredible amount and so has my horse. It has been a great team atmosphere. Everyone has gelled and got on really well.

“We had a good preparation. Everything didn’t go according to plan but that is something which we need to learn from and move on from and not dwell on too much.

“There are a lot of positives to take from this. He is a young horse and he easily has another Olympics in him if not two so he is really exciting for the future.

“Overall I have had a great experience at my first Olympics and it has been a lovely event to compete in.”