• Ludo Philippaerts
  • Competing for: Belgium
  • From: Meeuwen
  • Age: 57

He took up riding at age six in Genk, Belgium. His father let him ride with his brother Johan and his sisters Greet and Rita at a rural L.R.V. club. At age 12, Ludo was County Champion and one year later, in the same class, National Champion. 

Since then, Ludo has competed in 10 European Championships since 1983, winning Team Gold in 1991 with his famous stallion Darco and Individual Silver in 2001 with Verelst Otterongo, and 13 FEI World Cup Finals since 1989. Ludo has also represented his country in three World Championships and four Olympic Games. His brother Johan and his twin sons, Olivier and Nicola, are all jumpers. 

Fast Facts

4th Individually in the 2000 Sydney Olympics with Otterongo van de Kopshoeve

4th Individually in the 2004 Athens Olympics with Parco

Competed in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games 

Competed in the 1990, 1998 and 2006 World Championships

4th Team and Individual 2003 European Championships with Parco

2001 European Individual Silver medallist with Verelst Otterongo

1991 European Championship Team Gold medallist with Darco

2006 LGCT Champion with Parco