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Ludo Philippaerts

Ludo Philippaerts (born 21 June 1963) is a Belgian show jumping rider. He is a native of Genk, Limburg, Belgium.


Philippaerts is a four-time Olympian. As an individual, he ranked 4th at both the 2000 Olympic Games and the 2004 Olympic Games. In Athens, the Belgian team, of which he was a part, ranked 6th.[1] At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Philippaerts and his late champion horse, Darco, ranked 7th.[2]

Philippaerts won the 2008 FEI World Cup final in Mechelen, 26–30 December 2008.[3] At the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games in Aachen, he had an individual rank of 9 and a team rank of 7. He competed at the World Equestrian Games twice before, in 1998 and 1990.[1]

He was the BP Cup Champion in Spruce Meadows in 2006[4] and the 2006 winner of the Global Champions Tour. In 2005, his fourth consecutive year of competition in the Show Jumping World Cup, Philippaerts ranked 9th.[1][5] He ranked 15th at the 1989 European Championships in Rotterdam.[6]


Philippaerts was born into an equestrian family. His brother, Johan Philippaerts, and his two older children are also show jumping riders.[7]

He and his wife Veronique have four children:[8]

  • Nicola and Olivier (twins), b.1993
  • Thibaud, b.2001
  • Anthony, b.2003

See also


External links

  • Official website

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