Bruce Springsteen’s daughter Jessica presents U.S. Olympic equestrian group


Jessica Springsteen, daughter of rock star Bruce Springsteen, will ride for the U.S. equestrian group in the Olympics, USA Equestrian reported Monday.

The Boss’ daughter, 29, has been taking riding exercises since age 5. She will contend straddling Don Juan van de Donkhoeve, a 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood stallion owned by Stone Hill Farm, as per the United States Equestrian Federation.

In 2012 Springsteen was a substitute rider, yet missed making the group in 2016, NBC Sports said.

Springsteen will be part of the four-member U.S. Jumping Team at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland and Team Leader Lizzy Chesson. The competition will run from Aug. 3-7. The others are McLain Ward, Kent Farrington and Laura Kraut.

The lifelong equestrian is one of the top jumping athletes for the U.S. During her junior years she was a dominant force in the equitation ring, winning the 2008 ASPCA Maclay Finals and the 2009 WEF Excellence in Equitation Championship, the Equestrian Federation said. She was likewise part of the 2008 gold medal squad, as indicated by Reuters.

Most recently, she completed first place at the 2019 CSI4 Sweden H&M Grand Prix and won a few other top prizes in different competitions, the Equestrian Federation said.

In March 2021, Springsteen was named to the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team that won the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Wellington CSIO4. She completed a strong spring campaign with a fifth-place finish in the $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI5 on board Don Juan van de Donkhoeve.

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