Leading Italian helmet manufacturer KASK will continue to work with the Philippaerts family, one of show jumping's most celebrated dynasties, after agreeing to renew their partnership.
This partnership will see KASK supporting the family team of riders by providing top-of-the-range helmets for national and international competitions.
Based at their stables in the Oudsbergen region in Belgium, the Philippaerts family is internationally-renowned for show jumping and horse trading and breeding.
Family patriarch Ludo Philippaerts, a four-time Olympian who competed in 10 European Championships, is considered one of Belgium's greatest show jumpers, while his wife Veronique competed in dressage.
The couple passed their talent on to the next generation and their children, twins Nicola and Olivier and youngest sons Thibault and Anthony, are following in their parents' footsteps. All four regularly excel in prestigious international competitions.
The family, who also breed, trade and train elite horses, competed against each other for the first time last year when Ludo, Nicola, Olivier, Anthony and Thibault took part in the Knokke Hippique event.
The Philippaerts family remain part of KASK's prestigious roster of renowned international riders, which also includes those from Stephex Stables and Helgstrand Dressage.
Reflecting on the partnership renewal, Thibault Philippaerts said: "KASK helmets are not just stylish, they're also the best and safest in the equestrian world. We are really grateful to continue this great partnership with KASK, which is ultimately about protecting our family. As riders, traders and family members, horses are our love and life. As a family, we are devoted to securing the best results in every area and KASK helmets are synonymous with the highest quality."
Diego Zambon, general director of KASK, said: "Horse riding and breeding are in the blood of the Philippaerts family and we are delighted to continue working alongside them. Their talent, passion and dedication to detail has brought decades of continuing success and we are so pleased to provide their riders with our elegant helmets that offer unrivalled safety. The Philippaerts name is one of the most respected in equestrian and they are continuing to forge a legacy of excellence which we are proud to be part of."
With a mission of balancing technological innovation, functionality, safety, comfort and their exclusive ‘Made In Italy’ design, KASK specialize in manufacturing top-of-the-range safety helmets for the most demanding customers.
They are constantly researching and looking for ways to go beyond and improve the quality of their KASK helmets, which are available to athletes in skiing, cycling, mountaineering and horse riding, as well as rescue and safety professionals.
Press release by KASK