Kelly Houtappels-Bruder

Kelly Houtappels-Bruder’s love and passion for horses began at the age of two, when she won her first ribbon in the lead-line class at the Fergus Fall Fair. She trained and worked hard over the years, through pony club, as a working student and later as trainer and coach. Kelly has won many championships in dressage as well as pleasure and combined driving.

In 2008 Kelly was offered a working student position in Belgium, which turned into a very extended visit after meeting her husband Frank. They now operate Gendersteyn Stables in Steensel, The Netherlands where Kelly trains, teaches and competes with dressage horses and her combined driving horse Flip and groom Meike Paridaans.

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Houtappels-Bruder opens 2022 season with first place finish in the CAI 3* in Sélestat, France

26 April 2022

Canadian Kelly Houtappels-Bruder of Ariss, ON, now a resident of Steensel, NED, drove her way to first overall in the CAI 3* Horse Single Division at the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Driving Competition – Sélestat 2022 event held from April 20-24, 2022 in the northeastern region of France. Making their season debut, Houtappels-Bruder and her […]

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Gendersteyn Stables

Our private stable is located in Steensel, The Netherlands where Kelly trains, teaches and competes with dressage horses and her combined driving horses.

We are just a small stable where quality and  the welfare of the horses is our first priority. Gendersteyn Stables is situated in the beautiful Steensel forest which boasts miles of marked trails for hacking and trail riding.