Observers of rock star royalty can expect disappointment at the news that Jessica Springsteen, daughter of ‘The Boss’ Bruce, will not be attending the Dublin Horse Show as expected.
The Olympic show jumper from the USA is understood to have been scheduled to compete in the Nations Cup tomorrow but was forced to withdraw after her horse became lame.
Instead, the US Olympic jumper will now be riding a different horse in the Longines Global Championship Tour – a competing show in London, while Jessica’s place in Dublin will be taken by rider Lillie Keenan.
Springsteen was last with the RDS in 2016 when, cheered on by her father Bruce, she took a third place finish in the Serpentine Speed Stakes aboard Stone Hill Farms Davendy S and a second place finish in the Anglesea Stakes with Stone Hill Farms Tiger Lily.
Today is Ladies Day at the Horse Show, judging by Irish independent fashion editor Bairbre Power and fashion designer Olivia Rubin.
MC, drag queen RuPaul Ryder was blown away by the style of the hundreds of contestants who lined up to participate, saying: “It’s glamorous, it’s sophisticated, it’s confidence. it’s irish
“It’s all we needed after the pandemic to bring everything back to life. This is just one of those things that ticks the box, another milestone to say ‘We’re back’.”
The occasional shower did not dampen the enthusiasm of the crowds who turned out to enjoy the historic horse spectacle, which first took place on the lawn of Leinster House in 1864.
Around 1,600 horses take part in 168 equestrian events. Among them are 35 national and 15 international jumping competitions with a total prize money of 1.25 million euros.
Tomorrow is the prestigious Longines Aga Khan Trophy competition, featuring seven top teams including Ireland.
https://www.independent.ie/news/jessica-springsteen-will-not-be-competing-at-the-dublin-horse-show-as-was-expected-41921349.html Jessica Springsteen will not attend the Dublin Horse Show as expected