Jessica Springsteen to join USA equestrian team at 2021 Olympics

Jessica Springsteen, daughter of music legend Bruce Springsteen, is heading to the Olympics.

US Equestrian on Tuesday named her in the finalised United States jumping roster for the 2021 Tokyo games.

She will be competing atop Don Juan Van de Donkhoeve, her 12-year-old stallion.

Overseas spectators cannot attend the Olympics because of Covid so her parents will not be able to watch in person. However Springsteen, who is ranked No 27 in the world, says her parents are big fans.

“They make it to the shows as often as they can,” Springsteen said. “When they’re not here, they’re watching online. I love having them with me.

“I think it’s important to have your family support you. It’s definitely fun to have them around. They’re the best supporters. They’re always happy no matter how I do, which is nice.”