Springsteen Out, Keenan In on WEG Showjumping Short List

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Jessica Springsteen Leading Lady Award

Jessica Springsteen Leading Lady Award at Tryon 2016

Celeb watchers attending the World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 may or may not be able to spot famed Rocker Bruce Springsteen. Better known on the horse show scene as Jessica Springsteen's Dad, there have been several Tryon sightings already. But as far as a spot on the US Showjumping team, Jessica recently announced her withdrawel from consideration.

US Equestrian has announced a substitute to the Short List for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018 NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team. Jessica Springsteen (Colts Neck, N.J.) has withdrawn herself from consideration. As a result, Lillie Keenan (New York, N.Y.) will replace Springsteen on the Short List, as approved by the US Equestrian Board of Directors and in accordance with the WEG U.S. Show Jumping Team selection procedures.

Lillie Keenan

Lillie Keenan

“After speaking further with my team and my owners, we felt that the WEG was not an ideal target for RMF Swinny Du Parc this year,” said Springsteen. “We will be redirecting her program in order to gain further experience and look forward to future U.S. team opportunities.”