Down To The Wire: 9.23.14 – Masters Series Offers Jumping Swans

Down to the Wire

 Down to the Wire races to deliver the latest Equine and Equestrian news to Counter-Canter Culture

This month, Claudia is out riding the long trail home to Florida where she grew up.  Until she settles down in her new paddock, new columns from her are temporarily out to pasture.  In the meantime, enjoy these timely and timeless highlights from past stories.

This weekend the Longines Masters jumps in Los Angeles, and we can’t wait!  How could we when we already know how much fun the Gucci Paris edition offered!

Jumping Swans


Last Saturday (Dec 7), Jessica Springsteen competed at the Style & Competition for AMADE at the 2013 Gucci Paris Masters while parents Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa looked on.

According to an article in the Daily Mail, “The 21-year-old, who has represented the the 2012 FEI Nations Cup and the Show Jumping World Cup, dressed as a white swan, wearing a form fitting princess style bodice, an off-white tutu and white feather accessories.”

Ok, to be perfectly honest, it looked a little Bjork-ish to us… But you know, whatever feathers your tutu! We are never going to diss a nationally ranked horsewoman who’s dad wrote:

And the horses pound like thunder
They bolt like lightning on her range
She feels she’s going under and she zeros in the rein
She’s so strange”

Marie - lyrics by Bruce Springsteen

Because that is so, well, Counter-Canter Culture-ish…

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