Daughter of famous musician Bruce, Jessica Springsteen was selected for the US equestrian team to compete in the Tokyo Olympics (July 23-August 8).
France may well be the reigning Olympic champion in team show jumping, but it is undoubtedly more towards the American clan that all eyes will turn before the competition in Tokyo in a few weeks. Why? Because the selection of the United States, announced Monday evening, has a well-known name: that of Jessica Springsteen (29 years). Springsteen, like Bruce, her daddy.
The daughter of the famous singer, who will go to Japan with her horse Don Juan van de Donkhoeve, is part of the final list of riders selected in show jumping, after having been a reservist in 2012, and having failed the American selection in 2016. .
Jessica, who started horseback riding at the age of four on the family farm in Colts Neck (New Jersey), is now number 3 in the United States, and number 27 in the world rankings.
She will try to win her first Olympic medal alongside veterans Kent Farrington (Gazelle), Laura Kraut (Baloutinue) and McLain Ward (Contagious). An achievable goal, as the United States has been on the podium in team show jumping in six of the last nine Olympic Games.