Who is Jessica Springsteen? Bruce Springsteen's daughter shows off jumping skills in front of Queen
Jessica Springsteen said that it was her mother, Patti Scialfa, who got her involved in horse riding
Singer Bruce Springsteen's daughter Jessica Springsteen stunned everyone with her impressive showjumping skills as she took part in the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Sunday, June 4.
Jessica, displayed a dazzling performance as she took part in the Rolex Grand Prix competition, which was also attended by the Queen herself. The 29-year-old, who is part of the US Tokyo Olympics 2021 team, looked chic in her equestrian gear as she strode over to her horse Don Juan van de Donkhoeve. She donned a navy jacket, black riding helmet, white jodhpurs and tall black riding boots. The show-jumper put on a confident display as she took part in the equestrian competition. The Horse Show has long been one of the Queen's favorite events, and this year, after it was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, she was clearly keen to attend upon her return from Scotland.
Who is Jessica Springsteen?
Jessica Springsteen is a world-class champion showjumper and the daughter and middle child of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa. She grew up surrounded by animals at her family’s Coltsneck, New Jersey, farm and began riding when she was five years old. She rode every day after school, rarely missed a lesson. She attended the Ranney School in Tinton Falls, New Jersey and was awarded an undergraduate degree from Duke University on May 11, 2014.
Springsteen got her first horse when she was six years old. As an adult competitor, in 2011 she raced in the Royal Windsor Horse Show competing on her horse Vordnado Van Den Hoendrik. In September 2012 Peter Charles, who had represented Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Equestrian events, sold his team's gold medal-winning horse, Vindicat West, to Springsteen. Springsteen herself was an alternate rider for the US at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She was earlier trained with Frank and Stacia Klein Madden and then trained with Laura Kraut from 2010 to 2015. Since May 2015 she has been training with Edwina Tops-Alexander.
Springsteen has won more than $1 million in prize money. She told CNN in 2017 that it was her mother, Patti Scialfa, who got her involved in horse riding all those years ago. She said: "My mum had always wanted to ride so we moved to a farm in New Jersey. She started taking lessons and then I also wanted to start. I never wanted to miss a lesson and I ended up being right across the street from a really top junior training barn called Beacon Hill." According to Bruce Springsteen FAQ, her parents were eager to raise her and her brothers Evan James, 30, and Sam Ryan, 27, in a paparazzi-free environment.