For fans of the US Equestrian Team in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games, She’s The One.
The daughter of The Boss and his wife Patti Scialfa is part of the 12-member US Equestrian team, as Jessica Springsteen will be participating in the jumping events during the second week of Olympic competition.
Springsteen was close to making the team in Rio in 2016, but an injured horse ended her campaign early. Despite that heartbreak (and we have to wonder what was music she listened to in getting over that pain), she and her latest horse Don Juan van de Donkhoeve are on the way to Japan. And like Rosalita, they’ll be asked to jump a little lighter in search of Olympic gold in Tokyo.
Springsteen will be part of the four-member jumping team, competing from August 3-7. The horses and riders will be in a show ring looking to clear barriers and water in under a selected time, so at least one Meeting Across The River will be required per performance. And if you think we’re laying on the lyrical references a bit thick, one of her previous mounts is named Hungry Heart.
There seems to be a bright future for Jessica, who will be over 10 years younger than anyone else on her team. Kent Farrington is the youngest at 40 and Springsteen is just 29, so we might see her back here again winning big during a long, iconic career.