Julia Tops

Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
Birthdate: 12/24/1997
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Occupation: Student
Coach: Nicholas Dello Joio, Jan Tops and Tani Zeidler
Stable: Zeidler Farm Canada
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Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Julia Tops is the daughter of Canadian Show Jumping Team veteran Tani Zeidler and Jan Tops, Olympic gold medalist for The Netherlands.  Given the combined talent of her parents, it is little wonder that Julia excels in show jumping.

In 2011, Julia won the CET Medal Western Regional Final during the BCHJA Fall Finale in Vancouver, BC.  That same year, she competed in her first grand prix, finishing ninth aboard Zebu in the $10,000 Wise Equine Grand Prix during the Milner Downs Summer Classic III in Langley, BC.  Julia continued her junior career by earning impressive jumper results at shows across North America, including the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, and Spruce Meadows in her hometown of Calgary, AB, as well as on the Global Champions Tour in Europe.

Having graduated as a First Class Honours student from Calgary’s Strathcona Tweedsmuir School, Julia now attends the Trinity College at the University of Toronto where she was accepted into their competitive program for International Relations.  In high school, she was involved in the Model United Nations program which took her to conferences around the world, and she is now a lead analyst for a G20 Research Group.  In addition, Julia combines charity work with her love of riding by being a Rider Ambassador for JustWorld International.

Balancing riding with her studies, Julia currently competes with Sire One, a horse acquired in early 2017 from Brazil's Yuri Mansur, as well as India Blue ZF, one of the first products of the Zeidler Farm breeding program.

Given her drive to succeed as both a competitor and a student, it was no surprise that leading equestrian apparel company, Kingsland, selected Julia to be its first sponsored junior rider in North America in 2013.

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Julia Tops

Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
Birthdate: 12/24/1997
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Occupation: Student
Coach: Nicholas Dello Joio, Jan Tops and Tani Zeidler
Stable: Zeidler Farm Canada
Social Media

Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Julia Tops is the daughter of Canadian Show Jumping Team veteran Tani Zeidler and Jan Tops, Olympic gold medalist for The Netherlands.  Given the combined talent of her parents, it is little wonder that Julia excels in show jumping.

In 2011, Julia won the CET Medal Western Regional Final during the BCHJA Fall Finale in Vancouver, BC.  That same year, she competed in her first grand prix, finishing ninth aboard Zebu in the $10,000 Wise Equine Grand Prix during the Milner Downs Summer Classic III in Langley, BC.  Julia continued her junior career by earning impressive jumper results at shows across North America, including the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, and Spruce Meadows in her hometown of Calgary, AB, as well as on the Global Champions Tour in Europe.

Having graduated as a First Class Honours student from Calgary’s Strathcona Tweedsmuir School, Julia now attends the Trinity College at the University of Toronto where she was accepted into their competitive program for International Relations.  In high school, she was involved in the Model United Nations program which took her to conferences around the world, and she is now a lead analyst for a G20 Research Group.  In addition, Julia combines charity work with her love of riding by being a Rider Ambassador for JustWorld International.

Balancing riding with her studies, Julia currently competes with Sire One, a horse acquired in early 2017 from Brazil's Yuri Mansur, as well as India Blue ZF, one of the first products of the Zeidler Farm breeding program.

Given her drive to succeed as both a competitor and a student, it was no surprise that leading equestrian apparel company, Kingsland, selected Julia to be its first sponsored junior rider in North America in 2013.