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LIPS Tim
Sport Dressage, Eventing, Jumping
NOC Netherlands   
GenderMale
Born07 Oct 1985 in Made, NED
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Breda, NED
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? His parents were involved in eventing, and they say his first word was 'pony'.
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Coach, Horse Trainer
General Interest
Most influential person in career His father Martin Lips. (elsevier.nl, 24 Aug 2010)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began riding at age eight in Oudenbosch, Netherlands. He initially took up jumping before switching to eventing at age 19. "My first cross-country was an unrepeatable experience. I was hooked and decided to continue my equestrian career in eventing."
Club / Team Lips Stables: Breda, NED
Name of coach Andrew Heffernan [national], NED
Further Personal Information
Languages Dutch, English
General Interest
Injuries In September 2019 he tore a muscle in his left arm after falling from his horse. (horses.nl, 24 Sep 2019)

In September 2012 he suffered a collapsed lung after falling from a horse. (omroepbrabant.nl, 03 Sep 2012)
Famous relatives His father Martin represented the Netherlands in eventing at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. He has also served as national coach of the Netherlands. (khns.nl, 28 Nov 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 21 Aug 2015)
Last Update
  23 Jan 2023
Further Personal Information
Higher education Sport Management - Fontys Hogeschool Tilburg: Netherlands
General Interest
Awards and honours He was named the 2008 Rabobank Talent of the Year in the Netherlands. (knhs.nl, 2014)
Other information TWO HORSES LOST IN ONE YEAR
In March 2020 his top horse Bayro was euthanised. He won the Dutch championships in 2017 and 2018 with Bayro. One of Bayro's replacements, Eclips, was then sold by its owners in February 2021, despite Lips identifying the horse as having the potential to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "Bayro got my directions 10 times faster than an average horse. He was so intelligent, so easy. For eight years we trained daily together and then it ends like this. I have lost my horse, with whom I had so much fun every day. I knew I could compete for the medals with Bayro [at the 2020 Olympic Games] in Tokyo. It really is a shame that we were not able to keep Eclips for the Netherlands. Sportingly, it is of course a huge loss. I understand the co-owners that they wanted to sell, but we will miss him enormously. We ourselves were in favour of a third owner, and then there wouldn't have been a majority share [to sell]." (knhs.nl, 09 Feb 2021, 11 Jun 2020; bndestem.nl, 30 Mar 2020)

STABLES
He runs Lips Stables in Breda, Netherlands. (Facebook page, 01 Jun 2022; timlips.nl, 12 Sep 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Focus on your own performance and not that of the competition." (khns.nl, 28 Nov 2016)

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) CONCREX ONCARLOS 38 11
2008 OG-C Hong Kong - Beijing (CHN) CONCREX ONCARLOS 15  
World Equestrian Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2010 6th WEG-C Lexington KY (USA) CONCREX ONCARLOS EL  
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CH-EU-C3* Malmö (SWE) KEYFLOW 7 9
2011 CH-EU-C3* Luhmühlen (GER) CONCREX ONCARLOS 28 7
2009 CH-EU-C3* Fontainebleau (FRA) VAN SCHIJNDEL'S CONCREX OWAOLA EL 7
2006 CH-EU-Y-C2* Pardubice (CZE) CONCREX ONCARLOS 15 6
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER) KEYFLOW 15  
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER) CONCREX ONCARLOS 12  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) CONCREX ONCARLOS 9  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CCI2* Strzegom (POL)   BRENT 4  
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CIC2* Strzegom (POL)   BEAUFORT 33  
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CICO3*-NC Strzegom (POL)   BAYRO WD  
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CICO3*-NC Strzegom (POL)   CONCREX ONCARLOS WD 3
06.06.2014 to 09.06.2014 CIC3* Wiesbaden (GER)   CONCREX ONCARLOS 19  
06.06.2014 to 09.06.2014 CIC3* Wiesbaden (GER)   BAYRO EL  
23.05.2014 to 24.05.2014 CIC2* Maarsbergen (NED)   CONCREX ONCARLOS WD  
14.05.2014 to 18.05.2014 CIC1* Fontainebleau (FRA)   BAYRO 1  
14.05.2014 to 18.05.2014 CCI2* Fontainebleau (FRA)   BRENT 13  
14.05.2014 to 18.05.2014 CCI2* Fontainebleau (FRA)   BEAUFORT 23  
08.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 CCI4* Badminton (GBR)   KEYFLOW N.O.P. 7  
02.05.2014 to 04.05.2014 CCI1* Castenray (NED)   BALOU 1  
02.05.2014 to 04.05.2014 CCI1* Castenray (NED)   BEAUFORT 5  
02.05.2014 to 04.05.2014 CCI1* Castenray (NED)   BRENT 6  
25.04.2014 to 27.04.2014 CIC2* Oudkarspel (NED)   BAYRO 2  
25.04.2014 to 27.04.2014 CIC2* Oudkarspel (NED)   CONCREX ONCARLOS 3  
19.03.2014 to 23.03.2014 CICO3*-NC Fontainebleau (FRA)   KEYFLOW N.O.P. 17 2
19.03.2014 to 23.03.2014 CCI1* Fontainebleau (FRA)   BRENT 31  
19.03.2014 to 23.03.2014 CCI1* Fontainebleau (FRA)   BEAUFORT 35  
19.03.2014 to 23.03.2014 CIC2* Fontainebleau (FRA)   BAYRO WD  
10.10.2013 to 13.10.2013 CCIO3* Boekelo (NED)   CONCREX ONCARLOS EL 9
10.10.2013 to 13.10.2013 CCIO3* Boekelo (NED)   WADOLCA RET  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC1* Varsseveld (NED)   BRENT WD  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC2* Varsseveld (NED)   BAYRO WD  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC2* Varsseveld (NED)   SKORPIO WD  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC2* Varsseveld (NED)   WADOLCA WD  
04.09.2013 to 08.09.2013 CIC3* Breda (NED)   CONCREX ONCARLOS 1  
04.09.2013 to 08.09.2013 CIC2* Breda (NED)   BAYRO 2  
04.09.2013 to 08.09.2013 CIC3* Breda (NED)   SKORPIO 29  
04.09.2013 to 08.09.2013 CIC3* Breda (NED)   WADOLCA EL  
29.08.2013 to 01.09.2013 CH-EU-C3* Malmö (SWE)   KEYFLOW N.O.P. 7 9
21.08.2013 to 25.08.2013 CIC1* Le Pin au Haras (FRA)   BAYRO 10  
21.08.2013 to 25.08.2013 CIC3* Le Pin au Haras (FRA)   SKORPIO WD  
21.08.2013 to 25.08.2013 CIC3* Le Pin au Haras (FRA)   WADOLCA WD  
26.07.2013 to 28.07.2013 CIC1* Sahrendorf (GER)   WADOLCA 1  
26.07.2013 to 28.07.2013 CIC1* Sahrendorf (GER)   RF AKARLOS 2  
26.07.2013 to 28.07.2013 CIC2* Sahrendorf (GER)   CONCREX ONCARLOS RET  
13.06.2013 to 16.06.2013 CIC3* Luhmühlen (GER)   WADOLCA 14  
13.06.2013 to 16.06.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER)   KEYFLOW N.O.P. 15  
05.06.2013 to 09.06.2013 CCI1* Renswoude (NED)   BAYRO 8  
05.06.2013 to 09.06.2013 CCI1* Renswoude (NED)   BRENT 14  
05.06.2013 to 09.06.2013 CCI2* Renswoude (NED)   RF AKARLOS 16  
05.06.2013 to 09.06.2013 CIC3* Renswoude (NED)   CONCREX ONCARLOS WD  
30.05.2013 to 02.06.2013 CCI3* Strzegom (POL)   SKORPIO 15  
30.05.2013 to 02.06.2013 CCI3* Strzegom (POL)   WADOLCA WD  
24.05.2013 to 25.05.2013 CIC1* Maarsbergen (NED)   BAYRO 1  
24.05.2013 to 25.05.2013 CIC1* Maarsbergen (NED)   BRENT 13  
17.05.2013 to 20.05.2013 CIC3* Wiesbaden (GER)   WADOLCA 8  
17.05.2013 to 20.05.2013 CIC3* Wiesbaden (GER)   RF AKARLOS EL  
10.05.2013 to 12.05.2013 CIC3* Marbach (GER)   SKORPIO 33  
10.05.2013 to 12.05.2013 CIC3* Marbach (GER)   KEYFLOW N.O.P. 43  
18.04.2013 to 21.04.2013 CIC1* Radolfzell (GER)   BAYRO 5  
18.04.2013 to 21.04.2013 CIC2* Radolfzell (GER)   RF AKARLOS 9  
18.04.2013 to 21.04.2013 CIC2* Radolfzell (GER)   WADOLCA 12  
18.04.2013 to 21.04.2013 CIC2* Radolfzell (GER)   SKORPIO 40  
21.03.2013 to 24.03.2013 CIC1* Fontainebleau (FRA)   BAYRO 6  
21.03.2013 to 24.03.2013 CICO3* Fontainebleau (FRA)   KEYFLOW N.O.P. 19  
21.03.2013 to 24.03.2013 CICO3* Fontainebleau (FRA)   CONCREX ONCARLOS 47 4
11.10.2012 to 14.10.2012 CCIO3*-NC Boekelo (NED)   KEYFLOW N.O.P.   4
28.07.2012 to 09.08.2012 Olympic Games-C London (GBR)   CONCREX ONCARLOS   11
22.03.2012 to 25.03.2012 CICO3*-NC Fontainebleau (FRA)   CONCREX ONCARLOS   2
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal






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