In 1998, Evelien started EURO-HORSE, a mobile shop and saddle fitting service. The company started out with a large VW bus to drive to customers and events. In 2015, Dominique joined the business to take on part of the saddle fitting appointments and to represent EURO-HORSE at various shows with a mobile sales stand. Currently, EURO-HORSE western riding supplies has two vehicles with saddle fitters on the road every day. You can visit our store in Moordrecht, you can shop online 24/7 and we trade at many western shows throughout Europe.
Evelien Lalesse-Velthuis; founder, owner and saddle fitting specialist. In 2017, Evelien obtained the Osteopathic Saddle Fitter certificate from the Welter-Boeller training program in Germany. Evelien is the owner of the quarter mare “Steppin on Pearls”, one of our test panel horses.
Dominique van Buuren; owner, saddle fitting specialist, hat specialist and tack repair specialist. After obtaining the Horse Husbandry & Management diploma in 2006, Dominique worked for a stallion owner and a number of dressage and western stables. Thanks to the diversity of work with horses and riding, Dominique has extensive knowledge of equine nutrition, behavior and anatomy. At the beginning of 2015, Dominique visited the United States for several months to learn how to make and repair saddles. This has resulted in a specialized department of EURO-HORSE where we professionally repair western saddles, tack and pads, among other things. You can read more about it under ‘saddle repair’ on this site. Dominique is the owner of the quarter mare “X Factor Gotta Spark”, one of our test panel horses.
Martin Lalesse; Evelien's husband, owner and responsible for various administrative tasks.
Sanghita van Buuren-Biharie; contact for customers by email, online store manager and store employee. After obtaining the Horse Husbandry & Management diploma in 2002, Sanghita gained experience as a jumping and dressage groom and worked at a number of western equestrian centers. She also completed training as a bit- and bridlefitter in 2022. Thanks to the diversity of work with horses and riding, Sanghita has extensive knowledge of equine nutrition, behavior and anatomy. Sanghita is the owner of the quarter mare “Footworks X Factor”.
Because we work with horses on a daily basis, we know what works well. We also like to test innovative products in order to be able to expand our range. We are committed to quality, and we will not sell any products that do not meet our standard in terms of quality and/or functionality. So you are guaranteed a successful and enjoyable purchase!
We believe it is important to keep our knowledge up to standard and to increase it. This is why we regularly complete continued training by attending clinics and courses with trainers, veterinarians, osteopaths, and other professionals.
From western riders for western riders <3
Evelien Lalesse-Velthuis, Dominique van Buuren, Martin Lalesse en Sanghita van Buuren-Biharie