At the Asian Championships in Pattaya Kuwait's Ali Al Khorafi has take a smooth start with the 15-year-old Ewout K (Wolfgang). The Belgian Warmblood stallion was before competed by Belgium's Pascal Wilkin.
In the 1.40m first Individual and Team Competition Khorafi was about one second faster as Japan's Taizo Sugitani with the 12-year-old Tinka's Boy-mare, Heroine de Muze. The pair was followed by Azam Tolibbaev aboard Roksy Baja KG.
At the start, China's Yunjing Ella Wang is placed fourth with Quidamia D while Kenneth Cheng and Wim Aegten's former Tyson AZ (Tsar Hero) jump into a fifth place.