Kauto Star looked ready for his new career in dressage at Kempton Park on Boxing Day, sporting some fancy white dressage boots.

Kauto was parading before the King George VI Chase, which he won for a record fifth time in 2011.

It was his first public appearance with his new rider, Laura Collett. And he was wearing Kentucky Horsewear Solimbra D30 dressage boots.

“We wanted to ensure Kauto Star was turned out to perfection for his appearance and with his potential dressage career in mind coupled with the fact we wanted the ultimate in protection, we chose Kentucky Horsewear dressage boots,” said Laura.

“I use Kentucky boots on all my own horses so I know that they not only look good but also offer the ultimate in protection. All horses’ legs are valuable and even more so with Kauto Star!”

The Kentucky Solimbra D3O dressage boots contain a high performance material called D3O, which offers shock absorption and protection on impact. D3O is patented technology, which has long been used within protective clothing and footwear, including motorcycling clothing, sportswear and even stunt apparel.

The lightweight UV resistant boots also feature a laminated outer, which offers all-weather protection.

Available in both front (£125) and hind (£120), the boots come in white. Union flag also removable.

Buy on-line: www.kentucky-horseshop.com