HIGH RIDERS: Hermès is extending its partnership with the U.S. Equestrian Federation, the sport’s national governing body, to all eight official disciplines: show jumping, dressage, eventing, driving, endurance, vaulting, reining and para-dressage. Hermès has been the title sponsor of the U.S. show jumping team since February.

Under the new deal, the French house will provide technical apparel and accessories to all USEF teams, dressing riders and their horses, including saddle pads, shadbellies, breeches and waterproof outerwear. The technical riding apparel and gear made its debut at the World Equestrian Games, which began Saturday and run through Sept. 7 in Normandy, France, and will be available at Hermès boutiques in New York City and Beverly Hills, as well as on the brand’s U.S. Web site.

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Robert Chavez, president and chief executive officer of Hermès USA, said: “This new partnership with the USEF represents our continued commitment, ensuring that riders and horses alike have access to the very best available products to meet the demands of competition at the highest level.”

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