Julia Tops is the daughter of Canadian show jumping team veteran Tani Zeidler and Olympic team gold medalist for The Netherlands, Jan Tops, and the 24-year-old young rider is now a highly accomplished show jumper in her own right. Also an accomplished student and scholar, in 2020, Julia earned her master's degree in international development from the London School of Economics.
Piper Klemm is the owner and publisher of The Plaid Horse. Her mission is to educate young equestrians in every facet of our industry and to empower young women in particular to find their voices and stories—and to share them. She has spent her career focusing on education through various channels, including The Plaidcast, North America’s most listened-to horse show podcast; as a professor at Clarkson University; co-authoring the Show Strides book series; and by providing educational articles, grants, and experiential learning opportunities for riders of all ages and levels. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.
The Pennsylvania National Horse Show
Established in 1946, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show hosts the country’s top competitors in one of the largest indoor horse shows. Proceeds from the horse show benefit The Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.
A six-time Olympian, eventer Phillip Dutton moved to the United States from Australia in 1991, winning two Olympic team gold medals for Australia before becoming a U.S. citizen in 2006. Since then, he’s represented the U.S. at all major international games, including winning individual bronze at the 2016 Olympics aboard Mighty Nice.