Springsteen's daughter buys gold medal-winning horse, hopes to compete
Bruce Springsteen performs at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London's Hyde Park, Saturday, July 14, 2012. (AP Photo)
Published Thursday, September 20, 2012 7:55AM EDT
LONDON -- The daughter of rock star Bruce Springsteen has bought a gold medal-winning horse from the London Olympics with hopes of competing for the United States in showjumping at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Peter Charles, who rode Murka's Vindicat W in a jump-off to clinch the Olympic team title for Britain last month, says the 10-year-old gelding has been sold to Jessica Springsteen.
Charles says on his Facebook page "I wish Jessica the best of luck with him and I am sure he will make her proud, too."
The fee paid for the horse known as "Vinnie" wasn't disclosed.
Jessica Springsteen, who started riding at the age of 5, missed the cut for the U.S. Olympic equestrian team for London.