May 2016: Anthony, the youngest of the Philippaerts dynasty, wins two medals at the Belgian Championships in Neeroeteren. And he does it in a single day! It’s a major milestone for the family, and according to Ludo, ‘a dream come true.’ There’s no doubting this: his four sons are winning prizes in equestrian sports at the same time.
By chance, it’s also Mother’s Day. Mother, Veronique, who has been accompanying the boys to tournaments for years, is watching from the sidelines and also sees her son Thibault take a place on the podium. Anthony’s reaction for the press is glowing with family pride: ‘Working with my brother to give my mother three medals for Mother’s Day ... That’s truly something special!’