Jessica Springsteen buys Olympic gold-medal horse

9/20/2012 6:15 AM

LONDON (AP) - Jessica Springsteen, the daughter of rock star Bruce Springsteen, has bought a gold medal-winning horse from the London Olympics with hopes of competing for the U.S. 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, said the 10-year-old gelding has been sold to Jessica Springsteen.

Charles said 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 age 5, missed the cut for the U.S. Olympic equestrian team for London.


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