Known for exquisite craftsmanship and fine leather goods, luxury French fashion label Hermès has been announced as the official saddler for the Brazilian show jumping team. Marking the first time the fashion brand has been appointed as an official saddler of a national team, Hermès' expertise and speciality in equestrian goods will be showcased during the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

When speaking about the collaboration, Director of the Equestrian Métier at Hermès says: "A strong connection between the Hermès saddle and Brazilian riders has existed for more than half a century. The mythical Baloubet du Rouet winning a medal at Athens in 2004 with the Brasilia saddle is certainly a wonderful symbol of this. We are very pleased to be accompanying the Brazilian show jumping team in the year of their home Olympic Games."

The Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games is set to start on August 5, 2016.