Georgina Bloomberg began her competition week at the Hampton Classic Horse Show CSI4* with a double victory. After placing first in Tuesday’s $10,000 Open Jumper with South Street, on August 30, she claimed the win once again in the following day’s $10,000 Royalton Farms Open Jumper 1.45m class aboard Crown 5.
Bloomberg showed a knack for speed earlier in the week, posting the fastest clear at 54.58 seconds, out of of seventeen fault-free rounds, aboard the 10-year-old bay mare (Languster x Indorado) to win Tuesday’s $10,000 1.40m Open Jumper class.
She then followed that performance with a quick double clear in Wednesday’s title class, the $10,000 Royalton Farms 1.45m Open Jumper.
“It’s a great way to start the week,” said Bloomberg of her two victories. “My horse [Crown 5] is not the fastest; he spends a lot of time in the air, so I knew I had to turn tight. I haven’t done too many jump-offs with him so I was pleasantly surprised.”
The fastest pair out of the nine clear jump-off rounds, Bloomberg and the 11-year-old grey Holsteiner gelding, Crown 5 (Cassini I x Lord) crossed the timers at 30.87 seconds to overtake Charlie Jacobs and Cassinja S (Carinjo x Cassini I) who clocked in 31.76 seconds. Catherine Tyree and Bokai (Up to Date x Ferro) finished in 3rd place at 32.57 seconds, and Beezie Madden and Quister (Kannan x Eyken Des Fontenis) crossed the timers at 33.08 seconds to take 4th.
“I was actually surprised by the margin, so I was very happy,” added Bloomberg. “This is my son Jasper’s favorite horse. He’s watched him since day one and he’s always been madly in love with him. It’s nice that this horse is stepping up and becoming a super kind of a horse so Jasper can see him be successful in the show ring.”
The 33-year-old New York native’s show week will continue as she competes in the remainder of The Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, New York.
Source: Noelle Floyd.com
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