Dressage Deluxe has launched a new “demi waistcoat” to help riders look smart while keeping cool in the arena this summer.

It is styled in high-quality washable wool, complete with velvet collar and satin lining.

Dressage Deluxe co-owner Alison Nye-Warden said: “I’ve been searching for two years to find something that ticked all the boxes.

“I was looking for something that made you feel and look special and we finally found these, which we were able to mould to our specific needs to give the wearer a totally unique and stylish finish to their summer competition outfit.”

The waistcoat available in two different styles — standard or cut away — in black or navy.

It comes in sizes 8-14 and costs £129.