Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. Birthday: 12/30/1991 Sport/Disciplines: Jumping Olympic Years: 2020
Jessica Springsteen is a lifelong equestrian who started taking riding lessons at age five and has risen through the competitive international ranks to become one of the top jumping athletes for the U.S. She was a dominant force in the equitation ring in her junior years, winning the 2008 ASPCA Maclay Finals and the 2009 WEF Excellence in Equitation Championship.
As a jumper, Springsteen had early success as a member of the Zone 2 Young Riders team that won the silver medal at the 2010 North American Youth Championships and as the individual bronze medalist at the same event. She has represented the U.S. as part of FEI Nations Cup teams, including the winning teams in both Palm Beach, Fla. and Wellington, Fla., in 2020, Dublin, Ireland in 2014 and at the 2018 FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final in Barcelona, Spain.
Springsteen’s recent competitive highlights include first-place finishes at the 2019 CSI4* Sweden H&M Grand Prix, the 2019 KBC Bank & Verzekering 1.50m CSI5*-W in Mechelen, Belgium, the Prestige Speed Prize at Jumping Verona, Italy CSI5*-W the 2020 $137,000 FEI Grand Prix CSI3* at WEF 6, and the 2021 WEF $37,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic CSI4* in Wellington, Fla., all with Volage du Val Henry, a Selle Français mare owned by Stone Hill Farm. With RMF Zecilie, she won Longines Global Champions Tour and Prix of Ramatuelle/Saint-Tropez, France in 2019.
In March of 2021, Springsteen was named to the NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team that won the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Wellington CSIO4* with Don Juan van de Donkhoeve. She finished a strong spring campaign with a fifth-place finish in the $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI5* aboard Don Juan van de Donkhoeve.