|Birth Day:||March 29, 1974|
|Birth Place:||Sydney, Australia|
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She started riding at the age of eight years old at The Avondale Pony Club. She won the Australian Young Rider Championships in 1995.
Alexander began riding at the age of eight. She became interested in horses because her neighbor had a barn and she watched them ride on the weekends. The Avondale Pony Club in North Turramurra, New South Wales was where she first began riding. In 1995 she won the Australian Young Rider Championships.
Alexander attended Pymble Ladies College, in Sydney. She attained a Bachelor of Physical Education at the Australian College of Physical Education in 1995. In September 2011 she married Jan Tops who was also her trainer. Edwina is a dual citizen of Australia and the Netherlands and speaks some Dutch, but primarily speaks English and has retained her Australian accent. Edwina still competes for Australia even though she has been living in the Netherlands for 20 years. She is openly proud of her roots in the suburbs of Sydney.
In 1998, wanting to ride against the top riders in the world, she moved to Europe, taking her horse, Mr. Dundee, with her to Belgium. In 1999, before beginning her own company, she competed for Ludo Philippaerts, a famous show jumper, for about three years.
In 2006 in Aachen Germany, she became the first Australian to make the final of the individual jumping competition at the World Equestrian Games, where she finished fourth despite entering the competition as 35th in world show jumping rankings. Brussels, Valkenswaard, London, Zurich, Cannes, Geneva, Vigo, and Doha are just few of the places where Edwina has won Grand Prix shows. She was selected for the jumping events at the 2008 Summer Olympics where she rode Isovlas Itot du Chateau. She placed 9th in the individuals and 9th in the team competition. She was the overall champion of the Global Champions Tour in both 2011 and 2012. Not only did she win twice in a row but she was the very first rider to win a total of one million euros of prize money on the tour. Also in 2012, at the age of 38, she rode in the individual show jumping for Australia at the Summer Olympics. She rode Itot Du Chateau and finished in a time of 81.77s with 4 faults. This put her in 20th place for the individual competition and for them team competition Australia was 10th.
She suffered a serious fall in 2007 during a Grand Prix in Estoril, Portugal, and split her lip. In 2012, she suffered a broken wrist and a concussion after falling, during a show in France.
In 2016 Edwina won the Miami Beach Grand Prix, the first Global Champions Tour round of the season. Edwina placed ninth in the individual showjumping during the 2016 Summer Olympics, with Lintea Tequila. She currently has Lintea Tequila, California, and Carentina De Jonter as her main horses.
On 19 March 2017 Tops-Alexander won the Saut Hermes competition in Paris, on the mare California. A week later, she announced an indefinite hiatus from competition due to her pregnancy.
On 14 September 2017, Tops-Alexander made a return to 5* competition in Switzerland. "To be honest I never really felt like I was on a break. I was so busy I didn't even get time to read a book. I had a very easy pregnancy. I was never tired and I had no sickness except for having no appetite. I just enjoy so much spending time with Chloé and getting to understand her” said Tops-Alexander in an interview.
On 28 March 2017, Tops-Alexander announced that she was putting her career on hold and leaving the sport as she prepared to give birth to her first daughter in August 2017. Chloe Cornelia Jennifer Tops was born on the 30 July 2017 in the Princess Grace Hospital Centre, Monaco.
Edwina married Jan Tops in 2011.
Currently, Edwina Tops-Alexander is 48 years, 10 months and 8 days old. Edwina Tops-Alexander will celebrate 49th birthday on a Wednesday 29th of March 2023. Below we countdown to Edwina Tops-Alexander upcoming birthday.