The daughters of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs competed against each other in an equestrian event

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Jennifer Gates, daughter of Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, competes at the Longines Masters. Shutterstock Rex for EEM

The daughters of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bloomberg, Steven Spielberg, and Tom Selleck all suited up for the second-annual Longines Masters show jumping competition this weekend.

Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the event included several different competitions stretched out over four days.

Jennifer Gates — daughter of Bill and Melinda — and Eve Jobs — daughter of Steve and Laurene — are both 18 and relatively new to the sport.

Gates notably paid $US18 million for a 228-acre horse farm in Rancho Santa Fe, California, a year ago. The Gates family also owns a second equestrian estate in Wellington, Florida, which they purchased for $US8.7 million after renting it for travel to Jennifer’s horse-riding competitions.

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Bill Gates and daughter Jennifer at the Longines Masters in Los Angeles. Shutterstock Rex for EEM

Eve Jobs, whose late father’s Apple was a major rival to Gates’ Microsoft back in the day, also showed off her show jumping skills at the event.

Jobs recently told her school newspaper, the Paly Campanile, that riding is a major passion of hers.

“Competitions are a really great way to meet people from around the world,” she said. “It takes up a lot of time, and school is definitely hard to balance, but we make it work.”

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Eve Jobs, daughter of the late Steve Jobs, competes at the Longines Masters. McCool Photo for EEM

One of the weekend’s major draws is the many other high-profile people to mingle with during parties each night.

Georgina Bloomberg, daughter of former mayor Michael Bloomberg, has been show jumping for more than 10 years.

“Like any career, riding’s about taking risks, hard work, and sacrifice, and with show jumping, you really take risks,” she told Glamour in 2013. “I’ve fallen and broken my spine twice — it develops character.”

Here, Jobs (left) poses with Hannah Selleck (second from left), Bloomberg (second from right), and Jessica Springsteen (right).

Eve Jobs, Hannah Selleck, Georgina Bloomberg, Jessica Springsteen

Jessica Springsteen, daughter of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, has led Team USA to wins at the Nations Cup and at the Royal Dublin Horse Show.

Springsteen and Scialfa came out to support their daughter, seen here in full riding gear.

Bruce Springsteen, Jessica Springsteen and Patti Scialfa

Destry Spielberg, daughter of Hollywood director Steven Spielberg, also competed in the show jumping event.

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Selleck, daughter of actor and producer Tom Selleck, finished first in her division and took home $US1,250 in prize money. Jobs and Spielberg also placed well.

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