Welcome to the website of the family Dirksen.
On our family-company, named Dirksen Horses Hattem, we have the knowledge and the practical experience around and on the horse. That means that we breed horses, train them and introduce and participate with them in the sport. So we offer you everything you need from foal to national sporthorse.
The interest for showjumping horses is genetically determined. Our father and grandfather Henk Dirksen (1915-1993) lay the foundations for ISP Cavalier (ex. San Patrignano Mister).
We’re passionate about breeding and training showjumping horses. We breed on a small scale with KWPN mares (because of their capacities as a sporthorse) that we cross with BWP-ers and Holsteiners which brings ability.
Our small and relatively young breeding activities resulted in, amongst others, the following international showjumping horses.
-Olona (Indorado x Nimmerdor)
Grand Prix with Cassio Rivetti (Brazil);
-Play On (Jus de Pomme x Emilion)
1.50 with Beezie Madden (USA);
-Kristina Torlando (Corland x Ahorn)
1.40 with Johann peter (Brazil).
See references for more breeding products in the sport.
the family-company Dirksen Horses Hattem is located on the floodplain in Hattem on the outside area of Gelderland, 10 minutes south of Zwolle. The field/location next to the IJssel River (approximately 40 hectares of clay soil) offers the ideal conditions for the development from foal to a usable, valuable sporthorse. See the photo album for a atmosphere impression.