Olivier Philippaerts & Cabrio van de Heffinck.
CSI *** Spangenberg ‘13, © by me.
Nicola and Carlos VHPZ at the Nations Cup in Rotterdam, 2012
Olivier & Cabrio while Cabrio became ‘Paard van het Jaar’ in 2012.
Olivier looked so proud! :))
The Philippaerts family has said goodbye to their top horse Carlos VHPZ. The now 10-year-old gelding came four years ago from Dorperheide (Gruitrode). Nicola Philippaerts won last year with Carlos double gold at the European Championships for Young Riders and this year he won the GP of Falsterbro.
"I had planned to hold until after the Games Carlos," said Ludo Philippaerts. "Last week I got a good offer and yesterday the sale is completed. Carlos moves to the Danish rider Emilie Martinsen who already bought Carisma before."
He had already shown good things Lummen and confirmed here in La Baule, in a very tough contest. It really is in great shape and I hope that this will continue as long as possible this season - Olivier on Cabrio
(This was translated so it might not be exact or all correct.)