Our team

Dressuurstal Rutten, located in rural Hunsel in central Limburg, concentrates on instruction, selling and breeding. Prioritising top quality, the horses leave only once they have met requirements of the highest quality. Bert Rutten is supported by the team of Rider Esmee Ingham, Handyman Fred Kuppens, Irma Coenen-Custers and Bert’s wife Linda Rutten-Tauber.

Bert Rutten

Chief trainer and coach

In addition to having had an international sports career, Bert has trained many horses up to Grand Prix-level. He has held several top positions in the equestrian world. Read more about his career here.

Linda Rutten-Tauber

Facility Manager

Linda Rutten-Tauber, Bert’s wife, runs her own psychotherapy practice. In addition, Linda also has a role of vital importance in the running of the yard. She is passionate about and therefore concentrates mainly on the breeding side of the business. She also ensures that all the administrative tasks are fulfilled and helps with the coaching of the working pupils.

Esmee Ingham

Stable rider

Esmee trains the young horses and competes them. She also trains Bert’s horses when he is away. In Canada she gained a lot of experience in the Small tour and her goal is to further impove this in the Netherands. Read more about Esmee here.

Fred Kuppens


Fred Kuppens’s tasks consist of stablesmanagement, paddock maintenance, repairs, transporting the horses, garden maintenance and caring for the horses. He has worked for Stal Rutten since 2003.

Irma Custers-Coenen

The quiet power

Irma Custers-Coenen is also part of the Dressuurstal Rutten team. She helps our riders, takes care of the horses and makes sure everything is orderly.

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