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Our strength is that all our team members have a strong passion for horses and the horse sport in general, but in particular for horses’ health and well-being. Furthermore, we actively seek interaction with our customers. We continuously invite equestrians to test our products, provide feedback and share ideas on new product features and functionality. Therefore we can truly say that IPOS Technology is developed for riders, by riders.

Menke Steenbergen

MA , Chief Executive Officer

Menke has been active in developing equestrian technology since 2008.
She is a doctor in Veterinary Medicine and holds a license for dressage coaching. She is a respected member of the International Society for Equitation Science (ISES), the Royal Dutch Association for Horse Veterinarians (KNMvD) and the Royal Dutch Equestrian Federation (KNHS).

It was during Menke’s veterinary studies that she developed the idea for the rein sensor. Her experience as a dressage instructor enabled her to see connections between the data of the rein sensor and performance in the sport.


Martijn de Vries

Chief Technology Officer

Martijn has a degree in Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics and 17 years’ experience with Phillips in designing and bringing innovative and complex end-to-end architectures to the market, ranging from embedded devices to cloud systems and services for healthcare, semiconductors. Martijn is a real team builder with excellent leadership capabilities, which results in teams that release features to the market in a fast and accurate way.


Mariël Schrijvers

MSc, MBA, Marketing Manager

Mariël has a master’s degree in biology, owns a gorgeous Arabian mare and has a deeply rooted passion for horses. Over the years she followed several horse-related educations in the field of hoof trimming, equine sport massage, classical ground work and equine osteopathy.

Mariël joined IPOS in 2016. She brings international business experience to the team.


Tanya van der Steen

Online Communicatie

In November 2016 Tanya started her internship at IPOS, as an Animal Husbandry student. Even though she is currently not an intern anymore, she still writes our Sensors & Science blogs.

From the age of four Tanya has ridden at riding schools, mainly as a dressage rider. Every year her riding school competes in the Dutch national championships in a team sport originating from tournaments in the Middle Ages.