Leading saddle maker Equipe has launched the Olympia II, on the back of the hugely successful original Olympia model, while also adding coloured edging options across most of its range too.

The first Olympia was launched three years ago and is one of the saddles Charlotte Dujardin uses. This new model is designed with a shorter front panel arm to give even more freedom for the horse’s shoulder.

Made from exquisitely soft leather, the saddle incorporates new stitching detail on the flap as well as new stirrup leather keeper styling. Its innovative synthetic saddle tree and flat structure of the seat allows the rider to sit closer to the horse to enhance comfort. The Olympia II is available in black and brown, RRP £3,100.

On the colour front, riders can now make their saddles even more bespoke by choosing from a range of colour edging options. These can be added to the front flap, the bead between the seat and the panel and the stirrup keeper. Patent options are available in black, brown, silver and gold, or solid colours in yellow, green, red, orange and blue. Edging prices start from £72 and are available on all Equipe saddles except the Emporio and Expression models.