Springsteen's daughter buys Olympic champ

Sep 21, 2012, 09:32 IST | AFP

Jessica Springsteen, daughter of American rock music legend Bruce, has bought Olympic showjumping champion Murka's Vindicat, the latter's rider at the London Olympics, Peter Charles, revealed on his Facebook page on Wednesday

Charles, 52, sealed Great Britain’s team showjumping gold medal in August riding a faultless final round for the team on the Dutch-bred bay gelding Murka’s Vindicat.

Jessica Springsteen

Jessica Springsteen, 20, has inherited her mother Patti Scialfa’s love of horse riding and made the American Olympic team. Charles explained the sale of his champion saying that it was necessary so the syndicate that owned the horse could re-invest in younger horses for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. While the price was not revealed, top class showjumpers have of late been changing hands for as much as 6 million euros.

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