Bloomberg's Daughter Fractures Spine in Horse Fall

Georgina Bloomberg knocked out in show-jumping competition

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 8, 2010 1:19 AM CST

(Newser) – The daughter of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg suffered a concussion and a fractured spine when she tumbled from her horse during a show-jumping competition on Friday. Georgina Bloomberg, 27, is continuing to undergo tests in a Manhattan hospital today. Bloomberg, considered one of the nation's top show jumpers, was dressed as a witch for the high-speed event in Syracuse in which riders attempted to make as many jumps as possible in 50 seconds, when her saddle came loose and she slammed to the ground from her mount, Radio City. She briefly lost consciousness, but eventually walked from the arena.

She didn't seek medical attention, but the next day she awoke with serious back pain. "The mayor, of course, is very concerned, like any father would be," said a spokesman. Georgina, the younger daughter of the mayor and his former wife, has suffered a broken back, wrists, ankle, collarbone, and at least three concussions in falls while riding, reports the New York Daily News. She was named one of Forbes' "20 Most Intriguing Billionaire Heiresses" in 2007.



Georgina Bloomberg.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Georgina Bloomberg competes in 2008 in Ascona, Switzerland.   (AP Photo/Keystone, Karl Mathis)
Georgina Bloomberg takes her mount Mila over a jump during the American Gold Cup show jumping competition in Ohio in 2007.   (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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