Selection Committee

Emile, Paul, Timothy & Michel Hendrix

The Hendrix family runs one of the best known and most successful show jumping and trading yards in the world. Through their involvement with and knowledge of talented horses they have built up a worldwide clientele in horse trading. Paul strives for perfection and has an eye for scouting the best young horses. Along with Emile’s experience as a top rider together they flawlessly sense whether or not a sport horse has what it takes.

In 2016, Emile’s son Timothy and Paul’s son Michel have officially joined the selection committee. Thanks to their experience in the sport, aptitude for show jumping and years of involvement in the auction they are a perfect addition to the committee.

For the Dutch Sport Horse Sales these equine entrepreneurs work diligently to select the best young show jumpers. With the DSHS they are able to present their customers a well composed collection of young show jumpers in a perfect setting.

Yves Houtackers

After 12.5 years of employment at Equestrian Center ‘De IJzeren Man’ in Weert, Yves started his own equestrian business in 2007: Springstal Yves Houtackers B.V. He gained experience and knowledge working with top Swedish rider Malin Baryard and German Marcus Ehning.

Meanwhile, Yves himself is successful in show jumping and he trains a large number of international riders. Since 2014, Yves is also the sports director of the CHIO Rotterdam. For the development of the Dutch Sport Horse Sales it is important that a rider like Yves shares responsibility for the selection of young horses. Yves strives to offer potential buyers a well ridden horse. This year’s collection exclusively contains well trained horses that await a glorious career in show jumping.