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Bruce Springsteen's daughter, Jessica, makes Olympic equestrian team

Jessica Springsteen (pictured), McLain Ward, Kent Farrington and Laura Kraut will compete on the U.S. Jumping Team at the postponed 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. Photo by U.S. Equestrian
Jessica Springsteen (pictured), McLain Ward, Kent Farrington and Laura Kraut will compete on the U.S. Jumping Team at the postponed 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. Photo by U.S. Equestrian

July 6 (UPI) -- Jessica Springsteen, the daughter of legendary rock star Bruce Springsteen, is among four horse riders who will compete on the U.S. Jumping Team at the Tokyo Olympics, the United States Equestrian Federation announced.

The federation said Monday that McLain Ward, Kent Farrington and Laura Kraut are the other riders who will compete for Team USA at the Summer Games. The jumping competition runs from Aug. 3 to 7 at Tokyo's Equestrian Park.

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"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.

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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/UPI | License Photo

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