France's Olivier Robert came out on top in the opening jumping competition at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen in Germany today.
Riding Vadrouille d'Avril, Robert clocked a time of 1 min 7.59sec at the event's Main Stadium.
The United States' Laura Kraut and her horse Berdenn de Kergane were the runners-up in 1:08.28.
Home favourite Marcus Ehning, riding Calanda 42, completed the top three in 1:10.27.
A full list of results can be viewed by clicking here.
Action in Aachen is due to continue tomorrow.
This will determine who will be the contenders for the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, which is considered the ultimate equestrian challenge.
Launched in 2013, it is the only initiative to reward the outstanding rider who wins majors consecutively, at four of the world's most historic shows.
The first of the four, the Dutch Masters, took place in March with the Spruce Meadows "Masters" in Canadian city Calgary and CHI (Concours Hippique International) Geneva in Switzerland scheduled for September and December, respectively.