A very welcome to the Van Silfhout Stables. If you want to visit us, please search for Lunteren, situated just in the center of the Netherlands. GP-rider Alex van Silfhout and his lovely wife Jannet van Silfhout are running the stables along with their talented and promising children: GP rider Diederik and eventing rider Jarissa. At the large venue of the Van Silfhout Stables you can enjoy top class horses with great facilities like an Olympic arena, comfortable stables and tender grass fields. It is an original family business which is a full-fledged center for instruction and dressage training, also for foreign riders, who want to stay here for some time. We also love to present and show your own horse in national and international competitions. All facilities are present at the properties of the Van Silfhout Stables to be successful at high dressage levels. Please come and enjoy your visit to get informed about the best chances to perform better and to present your dressage horse in the Netherlands and Europe. Renowned GP rider Alex van Silfhout and young GP rider Diederik and Jarissa will help and support you in your effort to get the best results possible in dressage sports.

You can make the first step to send us an e-mail to info@stalvansilfhout.nl

Stable van Silfhout

The stable of van Silfhout is situated in the Drieëenhuizerweg in Lunteren and has been expanded in the last couple of years into a fantastic training and competition facility.

The complex includes a 60x20 indoor arena and a 60x20 outdoor with an ebb and flow drainage system and achterberg surface. There is also a seperate lunging circle and 6 horse covered walker.


There are forty-five stables in total in the seperate barns. The stables in the hallway and the outdoor stables are the oldest stables of the complex. The six stallion stables are situated in the old barn next to the house. This provides a quiet environment for the stallions, who are then not distracted by the mares. In January 2007 eighteen new stables were built. These stables are in a new building and are large and light and next to the indoor arena.

The grooming facilities include a large washing area and a solarium. The new stables have four washing areas and a separate solarium. All wash areas are facilitated with hot and cold water. The horses stand on a porous rubber flooring, so that the water can drain away easily.


The stable also has a seperate area for the farrier, so that he can shoe the horses in peace and quiet.


A huge new saddle room has been recently added. There is also a stud room including phantom horse and a laboratory. The stud room and the laboratory are certificated and are being used to take sperm from the stallions at our stable. Four paddocks  have been created next to the new stables, two of which have been specifically built for the stallions. There are also five meadows for the horses, so that all the horses can go out in the summer


Above the stallion stables is a guesthouse, which houses a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom and two bedrooms. This guesthouse is being used by trainees and riders who are staying for more days to train at stable van Silfhout.


Of course the riders, who compete in a enormous amount of National and International competitions, need a top spec lorry. The MAN truck (with air suspension) can carry 5 horses. There is a full living with running water, a kitchen, a satellite TV, a DVD-player, air-conditioning and sleeping accommodation for five people. Beside that there is also a toilet, shower and wash area on board.


Great weekend in Compiègne, France

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Lunteren, Gelderland Read more

A new career for KWPN stallion Arlando with another rider

Sunday, April 16, 2017 Lunteren, Gelderland Read more

Four Seasons on second place in the Grand Prix

Saturday, April 15, 2017 National equine center in Ermelo, Gelder... Read more

Stallionshow at Van Norel’s Pretendendenthoeve

Friday, April 14, 2017 Wapenveld, Gelderland Read more

Smashing day at the national dressage competition in Bunschoten

Thursday, March 30, 2017 Bunschoten, Utrecht Read more

Nice début in the Prix St. Georges at Indoor Brabant

Monday, March 20, 2017 Den Bosch, North. Brabant Read more

Expression proved himself to be the real favorite

Thursday, March 2, 2017 National Equine Center in Ermelo, Gelder... Read more


Thursday May 18 - Sunday 21 Compiègne, France

Les internationaux de Dressage. CDIO* Fei Nations Cup The 8 countries invited to the CDIO 5 * are Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden and the USA. Website: http://compiegne-equestre.com/en/ Read more

Sunday May 7, 2017 Equine Center in Exloo, Drenthe

National dressage competition Selection for the Dressage team of the Netherlands Read more

Monday April 17 14.00h. Stallion Show

Brinkman Stables in Twello, Gelderlnd www.stalbrinkman.nl (sorry, noit in English) Read more

Sunday April 23 First selection national outdoor championships in Almelo

Address: Bosrand 22, 7602 CH Almelo http://www.uitinalmelo.nl/zien-doen-almelo/sport-en-spel/9442-Twents-Hippisch-Centrum/ Read more

Sunday April 9 National Dressage Competition

Ermelo KNHS equine sports center www.knhs.nl (sorry, not in English) Read more

Saturday afternoon April 8 Stallion Show Van Norel Dutch Dressage Horses

Wapenveld, Gelderland http://www.pretendenthoeve.com (also in English) Read more

Friday March 31 19.30h Stallion Show Van Manen Ede, Gelderland

http://www.gebrvanmanen.com (also in English) Read more