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Stal Istanbul

Stal Istanbul is founded by Nuray Gurdogan, a former National Team rider and an active instructor with an experience of over 30 years.

The name Istanbul was chosen because the city is a symbol for diversity based on its thousands of years of multicultural background. Our aim is to form a multinational group of top performing and promising riders within a team spirit, and feel like home under the roof of Stal Istanbul.

The main idea in the foundation of Stal Istanbul is to be a training base for a limited number of enthusiastic riders from all around the world. Each rider and horse will be provided an individual training and show program to help them achieve their goals. They will be guided by the globally known instructors of Stal Istanbul.

Stal Istanbul is a boutique stable with high quality facilities in a very central location in Wierden, Netherlands. We are sharing a peaceful land and wood with Arthur Dierenkliniek, a fully equipped horse clinic and a very experienced team ensuring the health of our horses 24/7.

Stal Istanbul is located just across Manege de Vossenbos, where Indoor Wierden, Youngster Indoor, Dutch Youngster Festival and many more important National/International shows are organized throughout the year. Stal Istanbul also provides a yearly membership to Manege de Vossenbos for the full use of this facility. Several show arenas are only within 30 minutes drive as well, making you feel in the heart of the show jumping community.

The region presents a variety of accommodations from B&Bs, holiday parks within minutes to Stal Istanbul. Bigger cities like Almelo and Hengelo are also close by.

Although Stal Istanbul targets to host promising riders who wants to take this sport to a more serious level, we also welcome horse enthusiasts who wants to share the advantages of our facility and location.


Nuray Gurdogan, a former Turkish National team rider has competed in numerous international shows. Nuray started riding at the age of 9 and training riders for 30 years. Show jumping runs in Nuray’s family whose father was one of the most reputable instructors in Turkey who trained many top riders to international level. Today, she carries the flag she took from his father with his nephew Barkin Aydin coaching the equestrian team AGB based in Istanbul. Two of their riders took place in the European and Balkan Championships for children where one got the individual gold medal in the Balkan Championship. Moving to Netherlands she is passionate to provide training opportunities to show jumping enthusiasts with her highly qualified team.

Eberhard SEEMANN:

Eberhard Seemann is the national team coach of the “Children” for Germany. He collects medals with his team at European championships and also trains top riders such as Toni Haßmann, Sara Algotsson- Ostholt and Frank Ostholt. He is also responsible for the training and management of the sports support group of the Bundeswehr in Warendorf and for the organization and management of jumping training at the federal base. Eberhard Seemann not only has the experience in the saddle that you need for such a job, but also brings the necessary organizational talent with him.

Positioned as the Head Coach, Eberhard will continue to propagate his incontestable knowledge and expertise to future champions in Stal Istanbul.


Berk is a Young Rider with 13 years of show jumping background full of success. He took place in International shows over 100 times in platforms such as Balkan Championships, European Championships, Arezzo Nations Cup with numerous rankings. He is taking his Bachelor’s degree in Sport Business and Management in Netherlands, targeting to compete at the highest level of the sport and stay in the equine business professionally for his living.

Selim Kerim GURDOGAN:

One of our youngest team members, born in 2007, Selim is a promising show jumper with growing success. Selim, a complete horse passionate, is also dedicated to improve himself in horse care and equine well-being, spending most of his available time in the stables.

Sinan Metin GURDOGAN:

The other youngest team member, born in 2007, Sinan is a fast growing and noticable show jumper who has competed in international shows including the European and Balkan Championship for children. He is a walking database of worldwide horses and riders, widening his knowledge day by day.

We offer two kinds of training program.

1-Full Training Program: This is an all inclusive program with short, mid and long term planning for the promising riders who want to reveal their potentials as much as possible under the control of our experienced instructors. Stabling, use of all facilities, daily training, clinics, show planning and preparation are included in this program.

2-Standart Training Program: This program includes stabling, daily training, use of all facilities under the control of our instructors.

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