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Georgina Bloomberg

GEORGINA BLOOMBERG
Home: New York, NY
Born: January 20, 1983

Georgina Bloomberg has become a solid foundation on the show jumping circuit. Getting her start in the saddle at age 4, Georgina has gone on to compete in some of the world’s top equestrian competitions, successfully making her way from the pony hunter division all the way to the pinnacle of the sport, the Grand Prix.

Georgina’s success began at an early age. In 1993, she was Small Pony Champion at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and Small Pony Reserve Champion at the National Horse Show at the Meadowlands. In 1995, she was the Grand Champion in the pony hunter class at the Hampton Classic aboard “Kid You Not”. She won the class with “Kid You Not" again in 1998.

In 1998, Bloomberg and “Kid You Not” won the Large Pony WEF Circuit Championship, along with the Large Junior WEF Circuit Championship. She also rode “Diplomacy” to victory in the Lake Placid Junior Hunter Classic. That same year, “Diplomacy” won the Large Junior Horse of the Year award.

In 1999 Bloomberg was named "Best Child Rider" and was Large Junior Champion at the National Horse Show on Diplomacy. She was Large Junior WEF Circuit Champion and winner of the Lake Placid Junior Hunter Classic aboard “Rave”. Bloomberg also won Grand Champion Junior Hunter at the Devon Horse Show with “Diplomacy”.

Bloomberg was also successful in 2000 and 2001. She was both Circuit Champion and Reserve Champion for Large Junior Hunters 16-17 at the Winter Equestrian Festival, aboard “Diplomacy” and “New Hope”. Bloomberg was Grand Champion at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in 2001 with “New Hope” as well as being named Best Child Rider at both the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and the National Horse Show. Bloomberg was also named “Best Child Rider” and Grand Champion in 2000, with “Dialog L”, at the Devon Horse Show.

In 2002, Bloomberg won a team Gold Medal at the North American Young Riders’ Championships. She went on to win the individual Gold Medal the following year.

In 2004 she was honored by the USET Foundation as the recipient of the Maxine Beard Award, given to riders who show promise for representing the United States in international competition. Bloomberg ended the 2004 season with wins in the $100,000 Tavern on the Green Metropolitan Cup and $50,000 Liberty Cup at the Metropolitan National Horse Show in New York City.

After much success in 2004, Georgina began the 2005 season with two Grand Prix wins at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida and made her first appearance in the FEI World Cup Final.

Bloomberg remained very active in 2006, competing in 56 Grand Prix classes in the U.S. and abroad. She turned in 17 clear rounds and placed in the ribbons 23 times that year, including riding Lumina 2 to the win in the Wellington Finale, CSIO-5* at the Winter Equestrian Festival.

Late in 2006, Bloomberg debuted “The Rider’s Closet,” a charity that donates lightly used riding apparel to Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) riding teams, and others in need. For more information on “The Rider’s Closet” charity, go to www.theriderscloset.org. Bloomberg’s charitable work also includes serving as an ambassador for the ASPCA.

In 2007 she competed on the Developing Riders’ Tour in Europe. While competing overseas, she garnered three individual wins and helped the United States to a Nations’ Cup win in Finland.

In 2008 she won the $30,000 CN Jumper Stake aboard “District”. The pair later went on to win the Opening Class at the Tampa Bay Classic CSI3*-W. In 2007, she and her mount “Nadia” won the $25,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round IV.

In 2009, Bloomberg rode “Street of Diamonds” to the Grand Prix winner’s circle during the Winter Equestrian Festival. Bloomberg and her mount “Metropolitan” got the 2010 Winter Equestrian Festival off to a great start by winning round 1 of the WEF Challenge Cup Series. Later in the year, she won the $75,000 Empire State Grand Prix at Old Salem with “Metropolitan” as well as the $30,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix with Fiedi 3.

Bloomberg became a Mom when she gave birth to her son, Jasper Michael Brown Quintana, who was born on Christmas Eve 2013 in New York City. Just a few months earlier she took third place in the World Cup qualifier at the Hampton Classic Horse Show.

Bloomberg’s fantastic double-clear ride aboard “Juvina” led the U.S. Team to victory in the 2014 Nations Cup competition in Gijon, Spain. In what seemed to be a fairytale ending, Bloomberg and “Juvina” went on to win the inaugural $210,000 Central Park Grand Prix in New York City.

Bloomberg had a successful start to 2015, piloting her horse “Lilli” to the win in the $127,000 Adequan Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida. She and “Juvino” were members of the U.S. Nations Cup Team at HITS Ocala, producing double clear rounds to help the team finish in second place. Bloomberg and “Lilli” crossed the ‘pond’ to compete on the U.S. Nations Cup Team at the Dublin Horse Show in Ireland and then were chosen as members of the U.S. Team at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, where they produced double-clear rounds to help win the Team Bronze medal.

An active competitor on the winter circuit, Bloomberg achieved several top-ten placings at the 2016 WEF, where she and “Lilli” were once again part of the second placed U.S. Nations Cup Team. At the Miami leg the 2016 Global Champions Tour, Bloomberg helped kick off the new 2016 Global Champions League (GCL) Team competition as a member of team “Miami Glory” that includes an impressive roster of international riders including fellow Americans Kent Farrington and Kim Prince, along with British riders Scott Brash and Jessica Mendoza. The team took third place in the inaugural competition. Bloomberg also took fourth place aboard “Lilli” in the Global Champions Tour Grand Prix.

At the 2016 Hampton Classic, Bloomberg won the $10,000 Royalton Farms Open Jumper 1.45m with “Crown 5” as well as the $10,000 Open Jumper 1.40m with “South Street.” She then went on to win the $86,000 American Gold Cup Qualifier with “Caleno 3.” She also earned several top placings at FEI World Cup qualifiers with “Lilli” including 4th place in Sacramento, 9th at the National Horse Show, and 8th at the Royal Winter Fair in Ontario, Canada.

Bloomberg has had a great start to 2017, with many top-ten placings at WEF. She and “Lilli” were an integral part of the US Team that took second place in the $150,000 FEI Nations Cup. She is participating as a member of the “Miami Glory” GCL team again, reuniting with Scott Brash (GBR) and Kimberly Prince (USA) for a consecutive year on the squad, and this year are joined by top Irish rider Cian O’Connor (IRL) and U25 rider Paris Sellon (USA). At the second leg of the tour in Miami, Team Miami Glory finished in 12th place.

In addition to her horses and charitable work, Bloomberg has devoted her energies to writing novels, the first three of which were published in 2011 and 2012. All three books, “The A Circuit,” “My Favorite Mistake” and “Off Course,” which formed a three-book series, have been well received and have helped raise funds for several charities. Bloomberg also sits on the Board of Directors at the Hampton Classic.