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  • Nicola Philippaerts
  • Competing for: Belgium
  • From: Gruitrode
  • Age: 29

Nicola is the son of Belgian show jumping star Ludo Philippaerts. His twin brother Olivier as show jumps at the top level. He was a very successful Pony, Junior and Young Rider, winning Junior European Bronze in 2010 and Young Rider European Gold in the Team and Individual event in 2011. His most memorable career moment so far is being part of the European team that won the team event at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. Nicola represented Belgium in his first major senior championship at the 2011 Europeans. His ambition is to compete at an Olympic Games. 

Fast Facts

2010 Youth Olympics Team Gold medallist with Gippsland Girl
Competed in the 2013 European Championships
Competed in his first FEI World Cup Final in 2014
2011 European Young Rider Team and Individual Gold medallist with HH Carlos Z
2014 Goteburg FEI World Cup Qualifier winner with Donatella-N
2016 GCL team Paris Jets rider
2017 GCL team Chantilly Pegasus rider
2017 LGCT Grand Prix of Miami Beach Bronze Medallist with H&M Chilli Willi
2018 LGCT Cascais Grand Prix winner with H&M Harley vd Bisschop
2018 LGCT Chantilly Grand Prix winner with H&M Chilli Willi
2018 LGCT Super Grand Prix Qualifier (Cascais)
2019 LGCT Doha Grand Prix Bronze Medallist with H&M Chilli Willi