One's a billionaire heiress, and the other is the only daughter of one of rock and roll's most legendary performers.But when Athina Onassis de Miranda and Jessica Springsteen put on their equestrian whites at Olympic Park on Thursday, they became just two showjumpers competing for the top prize.Taking part in the Global Champions tour - in which British Olympic winners Nick Skelton and Scott Brash are also competing - Athina and Jessica were cheered on by their loved ones, including The Boss himself.
Competitors: Jessica Springsteen and Athina Onassis take part in the Global Champions tour at Olympic Park
Bruce and his wife Patti Scialfa - a member of his infamous E Street Band - watched from a VIP table as his only child competed in the international show jumping competition.The 21-year old has been riding since she was 15 and narrowly missed out on a place in the USA Olympic squad last year.She was riding her horse Murka Vindicat W - bought for her dad after last year's Olympic games - who won gold with British rider Peter Charles in the 2012 Olympics, Britain's first team showjumping gold medal since 1952.
Proud dad: Bruce Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa watch their daughter compete in the international equestrian tournament
Still going strong: Bruce and Patti have been married for 22 years having first me at the Stone Pony club in New Jersey during the early '80s
Only child: Bruce bought Jessica her prize-winning horse, from Briton Peter Charles
Relaxed: Jessica looked cheerful ass he walked around the Olympic park with a friendJessica looked cheery as she walked around the competitive field, wearing her long hair down and a grey sweater over her whites, but on the course her face was steely with determination.
The pretty brunette inherited her love of horses from her mother, Patti, 59, who raised her at the family’s Stone Hill Farm in Colts Neck, New Jersey.
On a break from her studies in psychology at Duke University, Jessica may well be staying around to watch her father perform in front of 50,000 fans as part of Hard Rock Calling, in three weeks time.
Entertainer: Jessica keeps her family and friends entertained after competing
Feeling better: Athina had recovered from a spinal injury she sustained last November
Sole heiress: Onassis is the only surviving relative of the Aristotle the Greek shipping magnateAthina, 28, returned to competitive action after recovering from a spinal injury after she fell from her horse last November.'It is a very bad injury but we are happy, it could have been much worse,' her husband and fellow showjumper Alvaro Affonso de Miranda Neto, known as 'Doda', said at the time of the accident.Alvaro, 40, is now her only family, as Athina is the only surviving descendant of her grandfather, Greek shipping heir Aristotle Onassis.
International competition: The Greek showjumper took on riders from around the world
Thoroughbred: Athina rode AD Camille Z, while Jessica competed with Murka Vindicat WThe equestrian tournament is the first professional sporting event in the Olympic Park since the Paralympics.Bruce is in the country as he gears up to perform at Isle Of Wight festival and Glastonbury this month as well as Hard Rock Calling.Joining the American rocker on Sunday June 15 at Olympic Park will be The Black Crowes, Alabama Shakes, Zac Brown Band, Negramaro, Deaf Havana, The Temperance Movement, Negramaro, Josh Doyle, Cody ChesnuTT, Josh Record and Crowns.
Medal-winner: Jessica's horse won an Olympic gold for Team GB at London 2012
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