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Profiles

  • Edwina Tops-Alexander
  • Competing for: Australia
  • From: Monaco
  • Age: 46

Edwina began riding her neighbours’ horses as a child before managing to convince her parents she needed one of her own. Edwina continues to be grateful to the mother and father she says gave her every opportunity and instilled in her good values.
In 1995, Edwina won the Australia Young Riders Championship shortly after this she moved to Europe to further her equestrian career by competing against the best in the world. Edwina was based with Belgian star Ludo Philippaerts for three years before branching out on her own.
The finest horses of her career have been Pialotta, Itot du Chateau and Socrates. Her motto is to learn from mistakes and never give up and her husband and coach, Jan Tops, has been her biggest career influence.Edwina is extremely excited about competing on the Global Champions Tour: “our sport deserves the best and this is it!”
Edwina was the first rider to amass over €1million in prize money competing on LGCT

Fast Facts

Competed in the Olympic Games in 2008 (Hong Kong-Beijing) and 2012 (London) and 2016 (Rio de Janeiro)
4th Individually 2006 World Championships with Isovlas Pialotta
Competed in the World Equestrian Games in 2002 (Jerez de la Frontera), 2006 (Aachen), 2010 (Lexington) and 2014 (Caen)
2011 LGCT Chantilly Grand Prix winner with Cevo Itot du Chateau
2011 LGCT Cannes Grand Prix winner with Cevo Itot du Chateau
2011/2012 Longines Global Champions Tour overall winner
2012 LGCT Doha Grand Prix winner with Cevo Itot du Chateau
2014 LGCT Shanghai Grand Prix Silver medallist with Old Chap Tame
2015 LGCT Antwerp Grand Prix Bronze medallist with Lintea Tequila
2016 LGCT Miami Beach Grand Prix winner with Lintea Tequila
2016 LGCT Cannes Silver medallist with Lintea Tequila
2016 LGCT Cascais-Estoril Silver medallist with Lintea Tequila
2018 LGCT Miami Beach Grand Prix winner with California
2018 LGCT Ramatuelle/Saint Tropez Bronze medallist with California
2018 LGCT Super Grand Prix Qualifier winner (Miami Beach) with California
2018 LGCT Super Grand Prix winner (Prague) with California