Jessica Springsteen won the National Horse Show ASPCA Maclay championship at the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament today. This is pretty prestigious stuff in the horse show world for junior riders. It means you are one of the best of the best. Jessica Springsteen, daughter of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scalia, rode her horse Papillion 136 to victory over 149 other riders aged 12 to 17 from across the country. The whole family was there to support Jessica including her two brothers. The Boss is a familiar figure at the top horse shows in the country supporting his daughter and her riding.
To qualify for the Maclay Finals, a rider must first earn points to qualify for regional competition. Jessica has been one of the top riders starting back when she rode ponies and won several national championships. Earlier this month, Jessica came in 3rd of 269 qualifying junior riders for the United States Equestrian Federation Hunt Seat Medal Finals.
Shout out to The Boss and his lovely family for staying grounded despite the fame his career has brought. I have to say that Bruce looks like any other Horseshow Dad after a long day at the horse show!
Here are a couple of screen captures I made to share: