Profiles

  • Olivier Philippaerts
  • Competing for: Belgium
  • From: Gruitrode
  • Age: 26

Olivier Philippaeets is a Belgian show jumper with strong family roots in the sport. He is son of the Belgian show jumping star Ludo Philippaerts and his twin brother Nicola also show jumps at the top level. 

Olivier started riding at age five and joined a pony club at age 12. He was a very sucessful Young Rider, winning three European medals. 

He became the youngest rider to win the Spruce Meadows Grand Prix event in Calgary, Canada, with his victory there in 2012.

Olivier was named 2012 Flemish Equestrian League Talent of the Year.

Fast Facts

2010 Young Rider European Champion and Team Bronze medalist with Carisma

2014 Competed in the World Equestrian Games

2016 GCL team rider for Paris Jets

2017 GCL team rider for Rome Gladiators

2018 & 2019 GCL team rider for London Knights

2019 LGCT Valkenswaard Grand Prix silver medalist with H&M Legend Of Love

2019 LGCT Super Grand Prix Qualifier (Valkenswaard)