I was born on April 7th 1983 in Evilard – Switzerland. I’ve always loved horses, but no one in my family was into horse riding, that's why I started to ride only when I was a teenager as a hobby.
My passion and my attitudes convinced my parents to buy the first horse Flamenco, who allowed me to take the licence.
From that moment on horses turned out to be a key part of my life, and success arrived soon. I rode for 7 years in the Willi Mellinger stables and with him I started the first high level competitions, first as a junior and then as a young rider.
At 15 years old, on 1998, I debuted in my first professional competition, winning the Swiss Final Team Trophy in Kerzers (SUI) riding El Rico. From this medal on, I kept ranking among the best 10 riders of my category.
The year after, I reached the third place in my first GP in the Rosental (CH) CSI-JY riding Duchesse. I've competed in three editions of the Juniores and Young Rider European Championships and in 2002 I've gained my first victory in GP at Siena (ITA) CSI-B on Good-Life.
After the experience at the Willi Mellinger stables I had the opportunity to work for a while with Pius Schwizer and Eric Luradour, taking part to several stages with Georg Morris too.
On 2006, still studying sport & economics at the university, I moved to Italy in the stables of Ignace Philips, now my husband, and this decision has been a real turning point for my life and my career.
I had good results in several FEI Nation Cups, in April 2010 I took the 14th place at the Final World Cup in Genève and in September 201 I left Turin for the World Championships in Kentucky, and this has been my last competition for that year. My child Noah joined the family in March 2011! With Ignace and his sister Caroline I took over the management of the historical club La Madonnina, transforming it in the actual stables, that are open to all riders-categories, from beginners to highest level with a particular attention for all the horses.
I am Longines ambassador of elegance since 2003 and I've got a multi-year sponsorship with them. Thanks to this partnership I'll be competing on the 2013 edition of the Global Champions Tour.
2012 - 2013
ON THE WAY TO TOP LEVEL
2015 - 2016
THE CONFIRMATION IN 5*
2015 - Together with the top international events, such as Longines Global Champions Tour, Longines Masters and FEI World Cup, this year has seen new young horses, like Foica and Jidona, starting competing at the highest level with Jane. This year also confirmed the return of Zekina Z with some brilliants placements in the 5* competitions
2016 - In this year Jane dedicated a lot of energy to get her new horses ready for the highest international level, combining five stars competitions together with easier 2-3 stars events and national competition as well. 2016 has been the year of a new collaboration with Vestrum and the confirmation of stges clinics and summer/winter camps for riders coming from all around the World!
Stages & Clinics
We can offer 3 standard packages, but we can arrange different solutions on demand.
BRONZE: 1 week
SILVER: 2 weeks
GOLD: 1 month
For additional information, details about prices, availability and reservations you can contact directly
Jane Richard Philips here
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Name, Surname - Age - Riding License
City - Nationality - Horse needed
Accommodation needed and type.
WHEN & WHO
There are many opportunities closed to the Madonnina Equestrian Center. Small apartment, studios, single bed in a shared room, single room and a very nice B&B 2 minutes walking from the stables.