JESSICA SPRINGSTEEN


Lost in all the kerfuffle surrounding Bruce Springsteen’s presence here at Spruce Meadows for The National is the fact that his daughter, Jessica, is one hell of a good showjumper. World class, in fact. That was news to me, but I saw her jump today in the International Ring, and she’s the real deal.

She jumped two horses today in the ATCO Midstream Cup, Iscariot and Vornado van den Hoendrick. On Iscariot she downed a rail plus a time fault, but on Vornado van den Hoendrick she scored a clear round, thus earning the right to compete in the Jumpoff. She rode clear in the jumpoff too, and finished third, on time.

The ATCO Midstream Cup had some of the best showjumpers in the world competing, so Jessica getting 3rd is a big deal. She’s only 18, so do not be surprised to see her in the World Championships or even the Olympics, representing the USA, at some point in the not-too-distant future.

Jessica attacks a jump aboard Iscariote in the ATCO Midstream Cup.



Jessica’s result aboard Iscariot on the color video wall, CHINA3.

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