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Bruce Springsteen's daughter, Jessica, buys medal-winning show horse

September 20, 2012|By Houston Mitchell
  • Jessica Springsteen rides Vornado Van Den Hoemndrik during the CSIO tournament in Gijon, Spain, on Aug. 30.
Jessica Springsteen rides Vornado Van Den Hoemndrik during the CSIO tournament… (Alberto Morante / EPA )

It appears Bruce Springsteen's daughter is looking for some glory days of her own.

Jessica Springsteen bought a gold medal-winning horse from the London Olympics with hopes of competing for the United States in showjumping at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Peter Charles, who rode Murka's Vindicat W in a jump-off to clinch the Olympic team title for Britain during this year's Olympics, sold the 10-year-old gelding to her for an undisclosed price.

She can only hope that the horse was born to jump. (OK, I promise that is the last horrible Springsteen song title pun.)

Charles says on his Facebook page, "I wish Jessica the best of luck with him and I am sure he will make her proud, too."

Jessica Springsteen, 20, who started riding at age 5, missed the cut for the U.S. Olympic equestrian team for London.

She represented the U.S. on the Young Rider Tour of Europe last summer, showing horses in Belgium, France, Austria, Germany and England.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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