Tuesday 6 December 2016

Bruce Springsteen is jetting into Ireland this week for the Dublin Horse Show

Published 17/07/2016 | 02:30

RIDING HIGH: Jessica Springsteen, daughter of Bruce, will compete in the Dublin Horse Show. Photo: Steve Humphreys
RIDING HIGH: Jessica Springsteen, daughter of Bruce, will compete in the Dublin Horse Show. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Rock legend Bruce Springsteen will jet in for a flying visit to attend the Dublin Horse Show this week.

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The Boss is set to be in Friday's crowd to cheer his daughter Jessica on in the world famous Nations Cup for the Aga Khan Trophy.

Georgina Bloomberg on Caleno 3 pictured before the Irish Sports Council Classic at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show in the RDS. Pic Frank Mc Grath
Georgina Bloomberg on Caleno 3 pictured before the Irish Sports Council Classic at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show in the RDS. Pic Frank Mc Grath

A source close to senior equastrian circles said: "He is expected to fly in and out on the same day by private jet so he can attend the concerts on his world tour."

Jessica Springsteen, who was a member of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup-winning team in 2014, is back again this year to join the first all-female Nations Cup team at the RDS. Her team members include Audrey Coulter, Laura Kraut, Lauren Hough and Georgina Bloomberg.

Ms Bloomberg is the daughter of former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg.

Jessica has previously spoken of the influence her famous rock star dad has had on her horse riding career.

Her father's politically charged anthems - American Skin and Born in The USA - have inspired millions of fans around the globe, while her mother, Patti Scialfa, was his former backing singer and a member of the revered E Street Band.

Speaking about her parents she said: "My parents followed their passion and they really encouraged me to do the same."

On the best advice she received from them she said: "Just when you move up in levels you're not going to be successful right away and to just keep working hard [but] not to be too hard on yourself," Jessica explained.

"So they always really pushed me when I needed to be pushed and it was really helpful.

"I wouldn't be where I am today without them."

Sunday Independent

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