EURO-HORSE western riding supplies
In 1998 Evelien started the mobile western store EURO-HORSE. From the beginning there was a clear vision that it should not be a 'regular' store, but a mobile western shop with mobile saddle fitting service. The company started out with a hefty VW bus to drive to customers and events and due to the steady business growth the bus was replaced by a truck in 2002.
Through experience and demand / supply from customers / suppliers, the shop interior of the truck has been changed in order to be able to offer a more extensive range of products to the customers and thus provide a better service than before.
As a result of business growth, Martin, Evelien's husband, started to take care of the bookkeeping and all other administrative tasks from 2002 onwards. What started with evening and weekend hours has grown to a full-time function over the years.
In 2015 Dominique reinforced EURO-HORSE with a second van to take over a part of the saddle fitting consultations. He can also regularly be found with the EURO-HORSE stand at various shows. At the beginning of 2015, Dominique spent several months in the USA for an apprenticeship to learn the trade of saddle making and repairs. This has resulted in a specialized department at EURO-HORSE where we can professionally repair western saddles, tack, pads and all kinds of other items. You can read more about this in the section 'saddle repairs ' on this site.
In 2018, our team was strengthened by Sanghita, the wife of Dominique, who takes care of the ins and outs behind the scenes of EURO-HORSE. In addition she’s also the owner of Western Manege Van Buuren , the ultimate test center for our products.
We believe it is important to not only keep our knowledge up to date and at a high level, but also to expand it. That’s why we keep educating our team on a regular base, by means of following clinics and courses with trainers, veterinarians and osteopaths.
Because we work with horses on a daily basis, we know which products work well and we like to test innovative products. We guarantee you that all our products have gone through our hands and/or are being used by ourselves as well. This way you are assured of a successful and enjoyable purchase!
Evelien Lalesse-Velthuis, Dominique van Buuren, Martin Lalesse and Sanghita van Buuren-Biharie