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Jessica Springsteen set to make Olympic debut with US equestrian jumping team

Daughter of rock star Bruce and singer-songwriter Patti Scialfa, Springsteen has been chosen in a team of 4 riders alongside Kent Farrington, Laura Kraut and McLain Ward.

Ward is a three-time Olympic medalist having claimed gold medals in Beijing and Athens and a silver in Rio. He shall be making his fifth Olympic look on the Tokyo Games, which start on July 23.

Kraut additionally received gold in Beijing, whereas Farrington shall be hoping to add to his silver from Rio.

Springsteen, ranked twenty seventh on the planet, will trip 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood stallion Don Juan van de Donkhoeve in Tokyo.

Springsteen rides Don Juan van de Donkhoeve during the FEI World Cup Jumping competition in Mechelen, Belgium, in 2019.
“I believe the chemistry between you and your horse can fluctuate from trip to trip,” 29-year-old Springsteen told CNN in 2019.

“Some horses, you get on instantly and also you click on immediately, and others it may possibly take slightly bit longer and be a little bit of a battle.

“But I believe you’ve gotten to be affected person and it has to be a mutual give and take between the horse.”

She added: “I believe the important thing to getting the very best out of your horse is simply managing their schedule, making a superb program upfront. You can choose exhibits that you just suppose they will peak at.”

The jumping team qualifying occasion and ultimate on the Tokyo Olympics happen on August 6 and August 7.

Aly Vance contributed to reporting.

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