Nicola Philippaerts 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 Olivier also show jumps at the top level.
Nicola 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 moments so far is being part of the European team that won the team event at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and winning. Nicola represented Belgium in his first major senior championship at the 2011 Europeans. His ambition is to compete at an Olympic Games.
2010 Youth Olympics Team Gold medallist with Gippsland Girl
2011 European Young Rider Team and Individual Gold medallist with HH Carlos Z
2013 Competed in the European Championships
2014 Goteburg FEI World Cup Qualifier winner with Donatella-N
2014 Competed in his first FEI World Cup Final
2016 GCL team rider for Paris Jets
2017 GCL team rider for Chantilly Pegasus
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)
2018 & 2019 GCL team rider for London Knights
2019 LGCT Doha Grand Prix Bronze Medallist with H&M Chilli Willi