The equestrian sport was taught to Tim Lips from an early age. Both father Martin and mother Annette were successful in eventing. Tim started in the (international) show jumping sport, he competed nationally and internationally in both the ponies and the Young Riders. In 2005 he made the switch to eventing. He has already won several 5* prizes and participated in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.