Mathieu WARNIER, Media365: Posted on Tue Jul 06, 2021 at 21:55
Jessica Springsteen, daughter of legendary singer Bruce Springsteen, has been selected with the US showjumping team for the equestrian events at the Tokyo Olympics.
It’s a name that will not go unnoticed by Kamiyoga Equestrian Park. The American Equestrian Federation revealed, on Monday, its selection of showjumping events in the Tokyo Olympics. Besides Kent Farrington, Laura Kraut, and Maclean Ward, there is Jessica Springsteen. After that, the 29-year-old contestant was discarded at the London Olympics in 2012 and then got the coveted sesame, which did not please her father, “Boss”. Because, in fact, Jessica Springsteen is nothing but the daughter of legendary American singer Bruce Springsteen. With her horse Don Joan van de Donkiewe, Jessica Springsteen has achieved the goal of a life revolving around horseback riding since she was four years old.
Team USA will be seeking a medal
At number 27 in the world rankings and third in the US, the rider doesn’t want to highlight her forebears. “In competitions, I am Jessica the jockey and no one else,” she confided in 2019 on the sidelines of the competition organized at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. My dad doesn’t jump for me and my horses don’t care where I am and who I am. With her three teammates, Jessica Springsteen will count on returning from Tokyo with a medal around her neck in a historically successful US team in the Olympic showjumping event, with six medals at the Olympics. . A medal you can give on August 21, when Bruce Springsteen will throw a giant, free concert in the heart of Central Park, New York.