Georgina Bloomberg is an accomplished professional show jumper based in New York City, N.Y., North Salem, N.Y., and Wellington, Fla. Bloomberg represented the United States Equestrian Team at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, where she earned a Team Bronze medal.
In addition to a successful equestrian career, Bloomberg has co-authored four young adult novels about the equestrian show circuit, The A Circuit, and is well known for her philanthropic efforts, particularly for her extensive animal welfare work and for founding The Rider’s Closet in 2006.
Born in New York City on January 20, 1983, Bloomberg is the the daughter of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Susan Brown.
An animal lover from a very young age, Bloomberg began riding at the age of 4. Her success as a child rider was notable, winning Best Child Rider awards at every major horse show on the East Coast before turning her attention exclusively to show jumping in 2001.
She went on to win the USET Talent Derby in 2001 and two gold medals at the FEI North American Young Riders’ Championships (team gold in 2002 and individual gold in 2003).
In 2004, Bloomberg won the coveted USET Maxine Beard Award, which recognizes accomplishments by an up-and-coming show jumper. The same year, she also won the Derby of Drammen. The following year, she made her FEI World Cup Final debut and was a member of the first, winning U.S. team in the Samsung Super League Nations Cup team at La Baule, France.
From there, Bloomberg gained numerous show jumping victories, including winning five WEF Challenge Cup titles since 2005 in Wellington; first place at the $75,000 Empire State Grand Prix at the 2010 Lake Placid Horse Show; in 2014, she anchored the U.S. team victory at the Furusiyya Nations Cup in Gijon, Spain with a double clear performance; she triumphed at the inaugural $210,000 Central Park Grand Prix CSI3* later that same year; and she claimed victory at the $127,000 Adequan® Grand Prix CSI3* at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington-just to name a few.
In 2016, Georgina had the opportunity to participate in the inaugural season of the Global Champions League in the capacity as both a rider and team owner. Developed by Jan Tops and Frank McCourt, co-owners of the Longines Global Champions Tour, the revolutionary new show jumping format unites squads of five riders over two rounds of 1.55m level competition held on the Friday of each LGCT stage.
Owner of the GCL Team Miami Glory, Georgina, along with an impressive all American-English team line-up including former London Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Brash, Rio Olympic Silver Medalist Kent Farrington, multiple Nation and World Cup US rider Kimberly Prince and Great Britain’s rising U25 star Jessica Mendoza, made their Team debut on the sands of Miami Beach on April 10th.
Following a third place finish at their home event in Miami, the Glory riders went on to earn multiple top 5 team placings throughout the 2016 season including events in Mexico City, Madrid, and Vienna.
These wins and top placings have highlighted her growing career as a top level show jumper, a profession she has excelled in despite taking time off due to two major injuries in 2002 and 2010.
In addition to her riding career, Bloomberg is the proud mother of son, Jasper, who was born in New York in December 2013.
Longines Ranking: 146
Longines Points: 1019
Awards and Honors: 2004 U.S. Equestrian Team’s Maxine Beard Award, 2016 Compassionin Action Award presented by The Humane Society of the United States [HSUS], 2017 Longines Ladies Awards Recipient
Education: Graduated in 2010 from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a BA in Individualized Studies with a concentration on Sports Business and Marketing, and Studio Arts. Studied at Parsons Fashion Design College in 2012.
Idol: George Morris
Sports Philosophy: “If you think you can do something, even if people tell you you can’t, go for it.”
Global Champions League Team Owner: Miami Glory
Pets: Four dogs, 1 pig, 1 goat, 1 bunny, two miniature horses, mules and retired horses at Gotham North in New York-all rescues.
Written Work: Co-Author of the young adult 4-book series, The A Circuit.
Most Recent Wins
- May 18th, 2017 5th place in $35,000 Welcome Stake of North Salem at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show Week 2 CSI3* aboard Manodie II H in North Salem, NY.
- May 14th, 2017 5th place in $50,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show Week 1 CSI2* aboard Manodie II H in North Salem, NY.
- May 11th, 2017 3rd place in $10,000 Open Jumper 1.40m/1.45m at Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show Week 1 CSI2* aboard Calista in North Salem, NY.
- March 17th, 2017 Winner of the Winter Equestrian Festival Week 10 1.40m Speed Challenge aboard South Street.
- March 15th, 2017 Winner of the Winter Equestrian Festival Week 10 $6,000 1.40m aboard South Street.
- February 23rd, 2017 6th place in Section B of the Illustrated Properties 1.4om during the Winter Equestrian Festival Week 7 aboard Calista in Wellington, FL.
- February 23rd, 2017 6th place in the CSI5* $35,000 1.45m during the Winter Equestrian Festival Week 7 aboard Manodie II H in Wellington, FL.
- February 10th, 2017 Winner of the Winter Equestrian Festival Week 5 1.40m Speed Challenge aboard South Street in Wellington, FL.
- February 2nd, 2017 4th place in the $35,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup CSI4* Round4 aboard Crown 5 in Wellington, FL.
- January 27th, 2017 Winner of the Winter Equestrian Festival Week 3 CSI3* 1.40m on Manodie II H in Wellington, FL.
- January 26th, 2017 Winner of the Winter Equestrian Festival Week 3 CSI3* 1.35m on South Street in Wellington, FL.
- September 17th, 2016 Winner of the $35,000 Hermes Sellier Classic with Manodie lI H at the American Gold Cup at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY.
- September 16th, 2016 Winner of the CSI4* $86,000 American Gold Cup Qualifier with Caleno 3 at the American Gold Cup at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY.
- August 30th, 2016 1st place in $10,000 Open Jumper aboard South Street at the 2016 Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY.
- August 31st, 2016 1st place in the $10,000 Royalton Farms Open Jumper with Crown 5 at the 2016 Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY.
- January 24th, 2015 Winner of the CSI3* $127,000 Adequan Grand Prix during week 3 of the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL with Juvina.
Other Notable Wins:
- 2015, 4th in the $40,000 Longines Cup at Hampton Classic, Bridgehampton New York, CSI4* 1.50- 1.60m on Crown 5.
- 2015, 7th in the Serpentine Speed Stakes, Dublin CSIO5* NC EUD1 1.50- 1.60 m on Caleno 3.
- 2015, 6th in the Irish Sports Council Classic, Dublin, CSIO5* NC EUD1 1.50- 1.60 m on Caleno 3.
- 2015, 4th in the Pan-Am Games Toronto, 2nd Individual and Team Competition 1.50m on Lilli.
- 2015, 1st in the Pan-Am Games Toronto First Qualifying Competition 1.50m on Lilli.
- 2015, 5th Spruce Meadows CSI5* at 1.50m on Lilli.
- 2015, 2nd Spruce Meadows CSI5* at 1.50m on Caleno 3.
- 2015, 2nd Spruce Meadows CSI5* at 1.45m on Washington Square.
- 2015 6th American Invitational at the Longines Global Champions Tour Miami CSI5* 1.50-1.55m on Caleno 3.
- 2015, 3rd Grand Prix Wellington Miami 1.60m CSI5*on Lilli.
- 2015, 3rd Wellington Florida in Grand Prix CSI5* at 1.60m on Lilli.
- 2015, 2nd in the 1.45m at the WEF CSI4* on South Street.
- 2015, Team Silver for the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Ocala, FL presented by Edge Water Brewing with Juvina.
- 2015, 5th in the $372,000 Suncast CSI5* Grand Prix during week seven of the WEF on Lilli.
- 2015, 3rd in the $500,000 Rolex CSI5* Grand Prix during the final week of the WEF on Lilli.
- 2015, 2nd in the $50,000 Old Salem Grand Prix at Old Salem Farm Spring Horse show on Caleno 3.
- 2015, 2nd in the $85,000 CSI5* ‘Continental’ Tournament Respol Cup Spruce Meadows with Caleno 3.
- 2015, 5th $210,000 CP CSI5* ‘Continental’ Tournament Grand Prix Spruce Meadows with Lilli.
- 2015, 5th $85,000 TD Cup during the CSI5* ‘North American’ Tournament on Lilli.
- 2014, Team Bronze for the USA in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup competition at CSIO5* Falsterbo with Juvina.
- 2014, Team Gold in the CSIO5* Gijon’s Nations Cup with a double clear effort on Juvina.
- 2014, 1st Central Park Grand Prix presented by Rolex CSI3* Wins $210,000 at 1.50m on Juvina.
- 2014, 3rd Grand Prix at the Longines LA Masters and National Horse Show with Juvina.
- 2010, 1st in Round 1 of the WEF Challenge Cup Series with Metropolitan.
- 2010, 1st Empire State Grand Prix with Metropolitan.
- 2010, 1st Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix in Kentucky on Fiedi 3.
- 2009, 1st in the eighth round of the WEF Challenge Cup with Street of Diamonds.
- 2009, 1st at the Hampton Classic with Fiedi 3.