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Bruce Springsteen's daughter Jessica and her horse Don Juan van de Donkhoeve will be competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Bruce Springsteen next to daughter Jessica Springsteen on horse
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Bruce Springsteen's daughter Jessica will be heading to this year's Olympic Games in Tokyo, taking place in just under a month.

Striving for a gold medal with her horse, who goes by the name Don Juan van de Donkhoeve – and honestly, what a name for a horse – Jessica will be participating as part of the jumping squad for the US Olympic equestrian team.

Currently placed 27th in the world rankings for her sport, Jessica took to Instagram to celebrate her good news, which the U.S. Equestrian announced on Monday. 

In the post she exclaims: "Been dreaming of this since I can remember! Endless gratitude for my team, friends and family for helping me make this a reality. We are Tokyo bound!! Honored to be a part of this team."

Being sure to credit her valiant steed, she continues “There’s no horse in the world I’d rather be on this journey with, thank you Don! You’re my horse of a lifetime."

This year's Olympics will be the rescheduled games from 2020, with opening ceremonies commencing on July 23.

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Liz Scarlett
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Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.