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Our TEAM

You are at the right place at De Debbehoeve if you are looking for a talented dressage horse. All horses are 100% checked, clinically as well as on x-ray, and are trained and brought out to competitions by Marije Tromp, Eline van Egmond and Stefanie Koks.

 

Our team

I’ts team work that makes the dream work!

Stefanie Koks

Stefanie Koks

Owner

Just like Gerard and her entire family, Stefanie lives in Warmenhuizen.  She studied for industrial engineering, but converted her passion for horses into work. Stefanie also went to the Orun Acadamy for instruction dressage. She trained multiple horses at Small Tour and went to competition with them. Stefanie focuses on the guidance, training and sales of sport horses. 

For more information, please contact Stefanie on stefanie@debbehoeve.nl or
give her a call on +31 (0)6 158 688 40.

Gerard Koks

Gerard Koks

Owner

Gerard and Stefanie both live in Warmenhuizen, where their whole family comes from. Gerard, officially a marketing manager, took care of the finance at Koks Group. That time, Gerard rode three horses in the ZZ-Licht. Now he’s stopped participating in the competitions and only rides a young jazz. Gerard also guides the breeding program and makes the stallion choices.  

About 10 years ago Gerard & Stefanie got the opportunity to take over the company. At that time the Debbehoeve was a boarding stable, whilst the Debbehoeve now got their main focus on breeding, training and trading. And that’s what they want in the future too: breeding only with the best mares.

For more information, please contact Gerard by mail: gerard@debbehoeve.nl or call: +31 (0)6 24 679 254.

Marije van Thuyl - Tromp

Marije van Thuyl - Tromp

Stable manager & Rider

Marije van Thuyl-Tromp lives in Warmenhuizen together with her husband Brian and children Emily and Lucas. When she looks out of her window, she can see the paddocks of De Debbehoeve. Marije started riding at a riding school when at the age of seven. Her talent did not go unnoticed and she soon got her own pony to ride. In her youth she rode Juniors and Young Riders competitions. She was educated at the well-known Deurne institute. During her education she did an internship at Academy Bartels and she actually never left here. Marije still regularly traines with Imke Bartels. When it turned out that the Koks family were looking for a stable manager and rider for De Debbehoeve, Marije turned out to be the perfect candidate.

Marije has already a long dressage carreer behind her.With Veni Vidi Vice C she rode the World Championships for young horses, after this she trained him up to Grand Prix level. In addition, Marije has already prepared many young horses for the IBOP and the Pavo Cup and she rides horses at Subtop and Small Tour level.

Eline van Egmond

Eline van Egmond

Rider

Eline van Egmond lives in Abbenes and has been riding since childhood. After her an equine school, she got the opportunity to work in America for a while. There came the realization; I want to continue workking with horses.

Her professional career in The Netherlands started at a jumping stable where she rode the horses and eventually also competed with them in dressage. Her talents did not go unnoticed and via a dressage stable in Heemskerk, Eline ended up at De Debbehoeve and then at Stal Witte.

In 2018, the rider decided to start her own business. Eline is self-employed and currently works five days a week  for De Debbehoeve, where she trains five to six horses. Eline is fully specialized in dressage and has ridden Grand Prix with a self-trained horse.

Tommy Ernst

Tommy Ernst

Rider Young horses

Tommy Ernst comes from Australia, near Sydney. He started his career as a technical welder with a great passion for horses and everything around it. Two years ago, Tommy was looking for a stable to house his horses in North-Holland. Because of the distance it didn’t work out at that moment.

Six months later Tommy received a phone call from Gerard: asking if he would like to work at Debbehoeve. “Of course I said yes. I love dressage now. I take care of breaking the young horses at the Debbehoeve.” In Australia Tommy participated in many equestrian sports, including polo sports, polo cross and rodeo. “Since I moved to Europe a few years ago, I worked for half a year at Schockemoehle in Germany, where I backed a lot of horses.”

What our customers say about us

I would highly recommend Stefanie Koks when searching for your next horse. I saw Giovanni on a video and thought he was my dream horse. I traveled there based on the video. He was everything I thought he was and more! After the purchase she has been always available and helpful in any was she could.

Stefanie is honest, professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Stephanie for your purchase of your next horse.

Andrea Pomerantz