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Jessica Springsteen — Yes, Bruce’s Daughter — Made The US Olympic Team

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Jessica Springsteen — daughter of rock star Bruce and singer-songwriter Patti Scialfa — is in line to make her Olympic debut after being named in the U.S. equestrian jumping team for Tokyo.

Springsteen has been selected in a team of four riders alongside Kent Farrington, Laura Kraut and McLain Ward, CNN reports.

Springsteen, who ranked No. 27 in the world, will ride the 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood stallion Don Juan van de Donkhoeve in Tokyo.

“I think the chemistry between you and your horse can vary from ride to ride,” 29-year-old Springsteen told CNN in 2019.

“Some horses, you get on immediately and you click right away,” she said. “And others, it can take a little bit longer and be a bit of a struggle. But I think you have to be patient, and it has to be a mutual give and take between the horse.”

The jumping team qualifying event and final at the Tokyo Olympics take place on Aug. 6 and Aug. 7.

“I think the key to getting the best out of your horse is just managing their schedule, making a good program in advance,” she said. “You can pick shows that you think they’ll peak at.”

Written by Meg Turner

Meg graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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  1. 2 points:

    1) As a father of 2 college athletes, the secret is PAYING for the extra training (and marrying a tall girl — warning: she can be MORE expensive). IF you cannot afford the former pro athlete, then you are at a STARK disadvantage – think of what a MORON the little league coach would look like if he DIDN’T “start” the kid getting reps with Jose Conseco?

    2) the US Olympic committee is as corrupt as the FBI, so if your “connected” and you kid is “competitive” with the others at the Olympic level, then your kid will get the spot. adn

    It’s like I say about Hollywood: How does a producer choose between 10 equally-talented and beautiful starlets? Well, that’s what they use the “Casting Couch” is for!

  2. Yep, good luck to her but her father is a far left, Obama ball sucking pussy. He and Bon Jovi are two guys from Jersey who are douchebags. They should be from California.

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