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N.Y. Mayor Bloomberg's Daughter Georgina Injured In Horseback Riding Fall

Georgina Bloomberg Falls Off Horse, Mayor Bloomberg Statement
Mike and Georgina Bloomberg
Sonia Moskowitz/Globe

updated 11/07/2010 at 07:45 PM EST

originally published 11/07/2010 05:05PM

Georgina Bloomberg, daughter of New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg, took a scary spill off her horse at the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament on Friday.

The 27-year-old elite equestrian fell from her horse, named Radio City, in the Gambler's Choice class – a high-speed show jumping competition – when her saddle unexpectedly slipped.

"The Mayor is very concerned, as any father would be," Mayor Bloomberg's spokesman, Stu Loeser, told PEOPLE Sunday.

"She was still for a few moments and then got up with some help and walked out of the show ring on her own," says a horse show spectator who witnessed the accident. "Tough kid."



Georgina "was unconscious immediately following the fall and was also diagnosed with a fracture to her spine," said tournament spokesman Kenneth Kraus in a statement. "The complete medical report ... will become more clear following an in-depth examination on Monday."

This isn't the first time the show jumper has suffered a serious injury: According to the New York Daily News, she has previously broken her back, her collarbone, wrists, an ankle, and suffered several concussions. Still, falls in the sport are not uncommon: Many equestrians will cite the phrase, "you're not a real rider until you fall 100 times."

The equestrian was featured in the 2003 HBO documentary Born Rich and regularly competes in the highest level show jumping competitions.

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