Jessica Springsteen, daughter of renowned rock artist Bruce Springsteen, is one of four horse riders that will participate for the United States Jumping Team at the Tokyo Olympics, according to the United States Equestrian Federation.
McLain Ward, Kent Farrington, and Laura Kraut are the other riders that will participate for Team USA in the Summer Games, according to the organisation. The jumping competition will be place at Tokyo’s Equestrian Park from August 3 to 7.
“I feel very confident that the seasoned group of riders that we will be sending to Tokyo is in top current form and peaking at just the right time,” team leader Robert Ridland said in a news release.
Springsteen, 29, will compete on a 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood stallion. The Los Angeles native started taking riding lessees at age five.
Farrington, a Wellington, Fla., native, will ride a 15-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare at the summer games. Kraut, of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., will ride an 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding.
Ward, of Brewster, N.Y., will ride a 12-year-old Deutsches Sportpferd gelding in Tokyo.
Simone Biles stands on the floor after winning the gold medal in the floor exercise at the Olympic Arena of the Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on August 16, 2016. Photo by Kevin Dietsch