Phillip moved to the United States in 1991 to train in a more internationally competitive environment and to prepare for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, where he rode on Australia’s gold medal eventing team. In total, Phillip represented Australia in three Olympics and four World Championships after his move to the U.S.
Phillip became an American citizen in 2006 and changed his competitive nationality so that he would be eligible to represent his adoptive home, the United States. Phillip was very honored to do so at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, where he was a member of the gold medal team and individual silver medalist with TruLuck. Phillip made his debut on the United States Olympic eventing team with Connaught at the Beijing Olympics in Hong Kong in 2008, where the team placed seventh.
Phillip and Woodburn represented the U.S. at the 2010 Lexington World Equestrian Games, where the team placed fourth. He also competed on the seventh-placed U.S. team at the 2012 London Olympics with Mystery Whisper. Phillip won his second Pan American team gold medal at the 2015 Toronto Games with Fernhill Fugitive. A highlight of his career came when he won his first individual Olympic medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, taking bronze with Mighty Nice.
Very active on the U.S. eventing circuit, Phillip won the USEA Leading Rider of the Year title in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. In 2005, he was also named the number one FEI World Eventing Rider. He completed the 2016 season ranked number two in the world. In 2017 he finished 4th & 8th at the Land Rover Kentucky 4* and was ranked number 4 in the world. In 2018 Phillip finished 4th at the Land Rover Kentucky 4* & 13th at the FEI World Equestrian Games on Z.
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