SINGAPORE - Maximillian Tan finished 11th out of 12 competitors in the dressage individual test - grade II at the Tokyo Paralympics on Thursday (Aug 26).
The 34-year-old and his horse Don's Day Dream scored 61.588 at Tokyo Equestrian Park on his third Paralympic outing.
Britain's Lee Pearson took home the gold after scoring 76.265, followed by Austria's Pepo Puch who scored 73.441 to win silver narrowly ahead of Briton Georgia Wilson (72.765). The top eight also proceed to the individual freestyle test - grade II competition on Aug 30.
While he would have liked a better result, Tan said: "I am just glad to be able to be here and riding amongst the best during this difficult time.
"Although it is a pity not having spectators to witness the performances of our sport, the situation is actually very calming and familiar for my horse."
Tan was also pleased with Dream's performance and that she came out of retirement to join him in Tokyo. He hopes they can contribute to the team test to music event on Saturday.
Tan was the first of three Singapore equestrians in action and will join Laurentia Tan and Gemma Rose Foo in the team test to music on Saturday.
Both women begin their campaign in the dressage individual test - grade I on Friday.