Jessica Springsteen

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Jessica Springsteen
Hessischen Ministerpräsidenten Jessica Springsteen auf Vindicat W 1 mk.jpg
Personal information
Full name Jessica Rae Springsteen
Nationality  United States
Discipline Show jumping
Born (1991-12-30) December 30, 1991 (age 25)
United States
Jessica Springsteen on Zero at Wiesbaden, 2013
Jessica Springsteen on Vindicat W at Wiesbaden 2013

Jessica Rae Springsteen (born December 30, 1991) is an American show jumping champion rider[1][2][3][4] who has represented the United States in international competition.

Background[edit]

Jessica is the second child and only daughter of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa. She has one older brother, Evan James Springsteen (born July 25, 1990) and one younger brother, Samuel Ryan Springsteen (born January 5, 1994).[5] When Jessica and her brothers reached school-going age in the early 1990s, Springsteen and Scialfa moved from Los Angeles to New Jersey specifically to raise a family in a non-paparazzi environment. When Jessica was a child, the Springsteen family owned and lived on a horse farm in Colts Neck Township, New Jersey. They also owned homes in Wellington, Florida, an equestrian community near West Palm Beach, Florida, Los Angeles and Rumson, New Jersey.

She attended the Ranney School in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.[6] She was awarded an undergraduate degree from Duke University on May 11, 2014.[7]After embarking on her career as a show jumping rider, she also did some modeling and was named the equestrian ambassador for Gucci.[8]

Career[edit]

Springsteen has been riding since she was four years old,[9][10] with horses kept on the Springsteen family’s 300-acre Stone Hill Farm in Colts Neck, NJ.[9]Jessica got her first pony when she was six years old.[11] As a youth equitation rider, she first won classes in the pony division, including the Washington International Pony Equitation Classic Final, and as a teen won the 2008 ASPCA Maclay National Championship in a ride-off where her particularly bold riding stood out.[12] She also won the 2009 George H. Morris Excellence in Equitation Championship.[3]

“After you have been to so many shows year after year, you realize how difficult it is and what an achievement it is.You also realize how good the other riders are and how much work has gone into it. You see a culmination of 13 years of riding come down to 1 minute and 30 seconds. That is a tough lesson in life. Musicians always get to sing it again; riders get one shot.”
Bruce Springsteen, on his daughter's Maclay win[12]

As an adult competitor, in 2011 she competed in the Royal Windsor Horse Show competing on her horse Vordnado Van Den Hoendrik.[13]In September 2012 Peter Charles, who had represented Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in theEquestrian events, sold his team gold medal winning horse, Vindicat W, to Springsteen. Springsteen herself was an alternate rider for the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[14][15][16][17]In 2014, she won the American Gold Cup.[8] In 2016, she won her first five-star Grand Prix jumping competition with her horse Cynar VA,[18] but did not make the short list for the U.S. Equestrian team for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[8] In May 2017, she won the Falcon Stakes CSI 5* at the Royal Windsor Horse Show riding Davendy S.[19]

She formerly trained with Frank and Stacia Klein Madden[10] and then trained with Laura Kraut from 2010 to 2015.[20] Since May 2015 she trains with Edwina Tops-Alexander.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jessica Springsteen, rock star's daughter and international showjumper". Horse & Hound. Archived from the original on August 21, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ Jaffer, Nancy (October 9, 2009). "Jessica Springsteen finishes second at Talent Search Finals East, deciding whether to pursue equitation". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Jessica Springsteen". The Chronicle of the Horse. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Equestrian Life - Luxury Desert Homes - Equestrian Life - Luxury Desert Homes". equestrianlife.com. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Bruce Springsteen Fast Facts". CNN. Archived from the original on June 3, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  6. ^ Nancy Jaffer/for The Star-Ledger. "Springsteen is boss of Maclay event". NJ.com. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Duke graduates asked to 'make it matter' during commencement". Archived from the original on December 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c Angermiller, Michele Amabile (April 16, 2016). "Jessica Springsteen Is Out for 2016 Olympics". Billboard. Archived from the original on January 18, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b Guy Trebay. "Photos of Famous Equestrians - Photos of Celebrity Children in Horseback Riding - Town & Country Magazine". Townandcountrymag.com. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Jessica Springsteen - EquestrianLife Wiki". Equestrianlife.com. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  11. ^ "8 things you didn't know about Jessica Springsteen – not just a rock star's daughter - Horse & Hound". Horse & Hound. Archived from the original on October 11, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b   Print (November 14, 2008). "Springsteen Steals The Show In ASPCA Maclay Final | The Chronicle of the Horse". Chronofhorse.com. Archived from the original on January 21, 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ Simon Neville (May 13, 2011). "Bruce Springsteen watches daughter Jessica take part in Windsor Horse Show | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Archived from the original on August 25, 2012. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Jessica Springsteen buys British gold medal horse - News". Horsetalk.co.nz. September 20, 2012. Archived from the original on May 18, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Springsteen's daughter buys Team GB horse - World of Sport - Yahoo! Eurosport UK". Uk.eurosport.yahoo.com. September 20, 2012. Archived from the original on November 9, 2012. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  16. ^ metrowebukmetro (September 20, 2012). "Bruce Springsteen buys daughter GB Olympic gold-medal winning horse | Metro News". Metro.co.uk. Archived from the original on November 29, 2012. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Bruce Springsteen's daughter buys Peter Charles' gold medal winning horse". Telegraph. September 19, 2012. Archived from the original on October 4, 2012. 
  18. ^ Hood, Micalea (September 3, 2016). "Bruce Springsteen's daughter Jessica wins $330G at horse show". NY Daily News. Archived from the original on January 13, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Springsteen Stars on Saturday at Royal Windsor CSI5*". www.noellefloyd.com. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  20. ^ a b "Jessica Springsteen takes up new base with Edwina Tops-Alexander - Horse & Hound". Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Sport & Leisure Network. May 23, 2015. Archived from the original on May 29, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Jessica Springsteen on Instagram