Bridgehampton, NY - Georgina Bloomberg of New York, NY, won her second open jumper class in as many days at the Hampton Classic Horse Show on Wednesday. Riding Crown 5, owned by Gotham Enterprizes, LLC, Bloomberg was the fastest of the nine clear rounds in the jump-off to take the $10,000 Royalton Farms Open Jumper 1.45m class in the Grand Prix ring.
"It's a great way to start the week," said Bloomberg of her two victories. "My horse is not the fastest; he spends a lot of time in the air, so I knew I had to turn tight. I have not done too many jump-offs with him so I was pleasantly surprised."
Bloomberg and Crown 5 stopped the timers in 30.876 seconds, more than a second faster than Charlie Jacobs and Cassinja S, owned by CMJ Sporthorse, LLC, who finished in a time of 31.760 seconds. Catherine Tyree and Bokai, owned by Joseph Tyree, were third after finishing in 32.570 seconds.
"I was actually surprised by the margin, so I was very happy," continued 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 win moved Bloomberg up to third place in the $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge with 112 points. Richie Moloney of Ireland continues to lead with 138.5 points and Catherine Tyree is second with 120 points.
The Hampton Classic Horse Show runs through Sunday, September 4 at its pristine Bridgehampton, NY, venue,. For this year's 41st annual edition, a fourth FEI class has been added to the schedule in addition to more than 200 classes of competition for horses and riders of all ages and abilities. A wide range of hunter, jumper and equitation classes are offered at all levels, from leadline all the way up to grand prix. Classes are also featured for riders with disabilities.
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