Philipp was born in the Bavarian city of Augsburg. His parents run a training stable with around 70 horses in Jettingen. At 8 years old he began competing in jumping competitions. With his first pony Rocky he worked his way through A and L level jumping classes. At which point he was able to take over an old Grand Prix horse from his father. With this horse things quickly progressed. And at the young age of 15 he earned his ‘Goldene Reit Abzeichen’. The Weishaupts are a horse family though and through. His father was a successful jumping rider, and his brother also rides professionally. Ludger Beerbaum rapidly became aware of the talented Bavarian, and what started out as a short term internship turned in to a full time job. In 2008 he completed his examinations to become a professional rider and was recognized as the best in his year. “Philipp is a daredevil.“ Says Ludger Beerbaum when asked about Phillip. Since joining Ludger Beerbaum Stables he has earned the title of German Champion, won the Bundeschampionat for young horses twice, and is praised and looked upon as being one of the very best riders of young horses. When Philipp and Con Chello won the Bundeschampionat in 2010 Ludger Beerbaum was very touched: “that was a ‘hippologische’ demonstration!” Philipp Weishaupt was named reserve rider at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky 2010, and he had the same position in 2011 at the European Championships. This of course is not his goal. He wants to start at a championship as a full German team member.