Pack Like Edwina: Eight Things The Show Jumping Queen Brings to Every Single Show

Pack Like Edwina: Eight Things The Show Jumping Queen Brings to Every Single Show

Edwina Tops-Alexander is fully back in the swing of the life on the road that is par for the course for the world's top riders. This time around, she's balancing motherhood and career goals in the sport – and is doing both with her signature work ethic and tireless dedication.

When it comes to packing for competitions – whether it's a big international tour or a quick stop – Edwina brings the same level of attention to detail to the management of her tack trunk and equipment list. From breastplate attachments to boots and cutting-edge stirrups, there are a few things Edwina Tops-Alexander never leaves home without.

Photo by Erin Gilmore.

1. Amerigo Leather-Lined Tendon Boots have calfskin on the inside of the boots to protect the horse's skin. "They don't sweat and they don't rub [unlike] nylon boots. That, for me, is super important."

2. Edwina prefers thickly padded ear bonnets (such as Equiline Soundless Ear Net Bonnets) for her horses to help block out the noise of the crowds without having to plug them. "I ride every single horse in them, all the time."

Photo by Erin Gilmore.

Written by Nina Fedrizzi

Nina Fedrizzi spends her days writing about horse sport, food, and travel. She began her career at Travel + Leisure and is a former editor at NF Style. When she's not tapping away on her MacBook, Nina can usually be found on a horse, sleuthing out the local pho, or refusing to unpack her carry-on. Watch her do all three on Instagram @ninafedrizzi.