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  • Philipp Weishaupt
  • Competing for: Germany
  • From: Augsburg
  • Age: 35

Surrounded by horses at his parents’ farm in Germany, Philipp Weishaupt began riding aged eight. "I was born in the middle of a riding centre and my father educated me in horses, while my mother educated me in behaviour, attitude and finishing school. I am grateful for that. I never thought about anything else."

Now a German Championship winner, Phillip also won the Grand Prix in Vigo in 2010 and 2011, and took the Nation's Cup at Hickstead in 2009 and 2011, to name but a few career highlights. His advice to other riders is to, ‘never give up’. Philipp cites Ludger Beerbaum and his father as his greatest career influences, and says Monte Bellini has been his best-loved horse. He describes Global Champions Tour as ‘great sport, great show, full of luxury.’ 

Fast Facts

2014 Braunschweig Grand Prix winner with Tabea 20

2013 Rotterdam Grand Prix winner with Monte Bellini

2013 Falsterbo Nation's Cup winning team member with Monte Bellini

2013 Rotterdam Nation's Cup winning team member with Monte Bellini

2012 LGCT of Cascais, Estoril Grand Prix winner with Leoville 2

4th 2012 World Cup Final with Monte Bellini/Souvenir 29

2006 European Youth Championships Team Bronze medallist with Conterno Grande

Philipp joined the Tour in 2008

2015 LGCT Hamburg Grand Prix Silver medallist with Chico