Edwina selected for Tokyo Olympics
The Australian Olympic Equestrian Team for Tokyo has been finalised, with Edwina Tops-Alexander, Jamie Kermond and Katie Laurie selected by the Australian Olympic Committee.
Edwina will compete in her fourth Olympics, while Kermond and Laurie will both make their Australian Olympic debut in Tokyo.
Edwina will head to Tokyo with the 13-year-old bay mare Identity Vitseroel, with whom she has been partnered with since 2019. Reesa Pihu, Tops-Alexander’s long-time groom, will aid the experienced combination at the Games.
Edwina is honoured to ride at her fourth Olympics:
“I’m once again honoured to be chosen to represent Australia at the Tokyo Olympics. Although it will be a slightly different Olympics it’s the one everyone has been waiting for. It’s already an achievement in itself to be selected, and it’s a chance to proudly represent Australia which doesn’t happen that often for the showjumping team. It means a lot to me to represent my country in the best possible way, and I want to wish everyone else the best of luck.”
The showjumping team reserve combination will be Rowan Willis and Blue Movie, whom Willis co-owns with David and Elsa Willis, Renee Willis, Michael and Wendy Jackson and Warren Coventry. The combination will travel alongside the selected team to Japan and will be supported by groom Robert Buniowski.
The Equestrian competition will run from 24 July – 7 August at Tokyo’s Equestrian Park.