About us

Carpe Diem Equestrian Team was founded out of love for horses and the equestrian sport by Efe Siyahi and Avni Atabek. The search for the ideal location to start a professional stable led them to The Netherlands. They settled in the village of Baarlo, which is situated in the region known as the centre of the equestrian world of Europe.

With a unique vision Efe and Avni set out to design the perfect facilities and surrounding for rider and horse. Together with likeminded professionals in their field the stables of Carpe Diem Equestrian Team were created. Providing a luxurious and modern setting for the team and their clients, but most of all a place where everyone feels welcome and is able to seize the day. If you want to have a look at our facilities, click here.

Since the start Carpe Diem Equestrian Team many professionals have joined the team. Together they provide high-level services in training horses and riders, stabling and trading show jumpers. The team is also represented at national and international shows by several riders, competing at all levels of the sport. If you want to get to know our team members, click here.

Carpe Diem Equestrian Team believes in supporting the development of the equestrian sector in their region. Therefor they also invested as founders of Equestrian Centre de Peelbergen. Both the location of Carpe Diem Equestrian Team and Equestrian Centre de Peelbergen provide easy access to all parts of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

We are specialised in


We have a strong professional network and access to a large portfolio of sport horses of different ages and training levels. With these connections we are also able to identify young horses with the prospect of developing into top competition horses. Allowing us to find horses suitable for every rider at all levels of the sport.




With our excellent facilities and well-known trainers, we provide clients from all over the world with high-level training and coaching. As well as supporting services for show planning and sport management. We help our clients gain knowledge and develop their riding skills, to enable them to reach their highest potential.


Our goal is to form a team that performs well at the highest level of the sport. We work hard for this and have achieved very successful results over the years. With most of our riders also having represented their respective countries once or multiple times in Nations Cups or at international Championships.