With a love for horses starting at a young age, Jessica Springsteen credits the patience and determination she has as a person to her cherished sport of equestrian show jumping. She spoke exclusively to Upscale Living magazine about how she has kept busy during the global pandemic, what impact horses have had on her life, and shares her Olympic dreams for 2021.
JESSICA, TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.
I grew up in New Jersey, and when I was about thirteen, we moved full-time to our farm. We were always surrounded by animals as kids, which was really nice. We had chickens, cows, pigs – you name it! I started riding when I was about 4 or 5. My parents always said I was competitive straight away, but I just loved to be around horses. I never wanted to miss a lesson; I was committed and took it very seriously from a young age.
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Article written by: Helene Ramackers