Nicola Philippaerts

Nicola Philippaerts ( born July 30, 1993 Genk, Limburg) is a Belgian show jumper.

In January 2013, located at No. 74 in the world rankings.


In the Youth Olympics in Singapore in 2010, he won the seat of Gippsland Girl with the European team ( Martin Fuchs, Wojciech Dahlke, Valentina Isoardi, Carian Scudamore ) gold. The riders started here with Leihpferden that were drawn against them.

At the European Championships for Young Riders 2011 Comporta Nicola Philippaerts was double European champion.

In the same year Philippaerts was the first member of a Belgian team in the age group of the " tab". In the FEI Nations Cup, he was employed in the Nations of Rotterdam, where Belgium was ranked fourth. He was also in the downstream Nations Series, the Promotional League, used twice in 2011 ( in guillemots, 4th Place and in Lisbon, 5th place ). In the Belgian Championships in Lanaken 2011 Reiter - Zangersheide he was with Carlos runner-up.


Philippaerts comes from a horse loving family. He is the son of jumping rider Ludo Philippaerts. Even his uncle Johan Philippaerts and his twin brother Olivier are active as jumpers.

Nicola Philippaerts lives with his parents and his three brothers on the family-owned riding facility in Meeuwen - Gruitrode.

Since mid- 2012, he is in a relationship with the Spanish dressage rider Morgan BARBANÇON Mestre.


  • Cortez (* 2002), brown Belgian gelding, Quick Star x Quito de Baussy x Jeny de la Cense x Tanael
  • Forever d' Arco ter Linden (* 2005 ), dark brown AES stallion Darco x Tenor Manciais x Avontuur x Grand Bonheur
  • Quenzo de la Roque (* 2004), Selle Français, chestnut stallion, Kannan x Jasmine x Varoulo x Laurier Rose
  • Carlos V.H.P.Z. (* 2002), brown Belgian gelding, Sire: Chellano Z, Mother Father: Voltaire; until the fall of 2009 ridden by Annelies Vorsselmans, ridden from late summer to the end of 2012 by Emilie Martinsen, since ridden by Nicholas Dello Joio
  • Violet B (* 2002), brown KWPN mare, Sire: Nassau, Mother Father: Memory, Owner: Horse Trading BVBA
  • Utopia van de Heffinck (* 2004), bay mare, Sire: Diamond De Semilly, mother father Le Tot De Semilly
  • Dream D' Hedge (* 2003), Brown, BWP, Father: Parco, Mother Father: Hedjaz
  • Walestro van het Bloemenhof ' (* 1999), BWP, chestnut gelding, Sire: Palestro VD Beginakker, Mother Father: Jazz, Owner: Ludo Philippaerts & Horse Trading BVBA
  • Narval de la Roque (* 2001), Selle Français, gray gelding, Sire: adelfos, Mother Father: Grand Veneur, Owner: Ludo Philippaerts & Horse Trading BVBA
  • Nobel de Virton (* 2001), brown Selle Français gelding, Sire: Chatman, mother father: Jalienny, Owner: Dorperheide Stoeterij


Championships and World Cup

  • 2011 Comporta: Carlos first place with the team and first place in the individual
  • 2011: Carlos 2nd place in individual

Further successes ( in selection)

  • 2011: 5th place in the Grand Prix of Dublin ( CSIO 5 *) with Carlos
  • 2012: 3rd place with the Belgian team in the Nations of Rome ( CSIO 5 *) with Carlos, 1st place in the Grand Prix of Falsterbo ( CSIO 5 *) with Carlos
  • 2013: 1st place in the Grand Prix of guillemots ( CSIO 4 *) with Cortez