Georgina Bloomberg, the daughter of New York mayor and media mogul Michael Bloomberg, received a concussion and a fractured spine after an accident at the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament. She is currently recovering and is scheduled to undergo a medical evaluation Monday.
Georgina Bloomberg, who is 27-years-old, is a professional show jumper. She was hurt Friday night when her saddle came loose and she was tossed from her horse, which is appropriately named Radio City.
Although, she was briefly knocked unconscious, the young Bloomberg was able to walk out of the arena where the event was held on her own, According to her publicist, Kenneth Kraus, Bloomberg didn’t go to the hospital until Saturday morning.
“It wasn’t until the following morning that she had back pain and went to the hospital … I talked to her yesterday. She said her head was fine,” Kraus told the Associated Press on Sunday.
Mayor Bloomberg’s spokesman Stu Loeser also sent e-mailed a statement to the AP.
“The mayor is very concerned, as any father would be,” Loeser said.
In the past, Mayor Bloomberg has encouraged his daughter’s equestrian career. We’ll see if this accident doesn’t encourage the Mayor, who has been so protective of New Yorkers with his bans on smoking and fatty foods, to change his tune about his daughter’s dangerous horseback riding habit.