Jessica Springsteen Says Her Father Bruce Springsteen is Very Passionate About Her Equestrian Career Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/20/2021, 3:03 AM EDT
New York, NY – October 16, 2019: Bruce Springsteen and Jessica Springsteen attend the New York special screening of Western Stars at Metrograph


Jessica Springsteen is one of the most popular athletes heading to the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Daughter of one of the most iconic musicians in the world, she made headlines upon her qualification. With the Games just a day ahead, she spoke briefly about how the past month has been.

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Jessica Springsteen talks about her parents’ reaction

PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 07: Jessica Springsteen of The United States of America reacts on day three of the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping in the Champ de Mars on July 07, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

The pressure on Jessica Springsteen’s shoulders is immense as she makes her Olympics debut. She qualified as an alternate for the 2012 London Olympics but didn’t head to the Games. This year, she has to make a powerful impression as the youngest member of the team.

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To make the pressure heavier, her lineage warrants a convincing performance. But according to Jessica, her parents were nothing but proud of her and felt this wasn’t the end of her journey. In an interview with the Today Show on NBC along with her teammates, Jessica Springsteen talked about her parents’ reaction.

“Oh my gosh, they were so excited. I mean, they’ve supported me since I was little. This has been a huge dream of mine ever since I can remember and the sport has become such a passion for them as well. I feel like we’ve been on this journey together, so they were just so happy.”

The 29-year-old will have three former Olympic medalists by her side, relieving some of the pressure on her shoulders. However, we will be sure to see if Springsteen registers a performance worthy of the hype behind her incredible qualification.

What role did her parents play in her journey?

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Jessica Springsteen’s journey to the Tokyo Olympics 2020 did not start a few months ago. At 29, Olympic qualification is a gigantic achievement, but Springsteen has been training for ages to get to this coveted stage. Although luck and skill have played their part, her parents were the catalyst for her journey.

To escape the glitz, glamour and paparazzi in Los Angeles, Bruce Springsteen and-wife Patti Scialfa moved to a horse farm in New Jersey. In the Colts Neck Township, Jessica’s love for horse riding and sport developed. She won a ton of competitions as a teenager and then picked up skills under the tutelage of Laura Kraut and Frank and Stacia Madden.

From learning from her to teaming with her, the relationship between student and teacher will be on display at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. But can Jessica Springsteen make her family and country proud?

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