SpectraVET Performance of the Week
Georgina Bloomberg and Lilli in the Adequan Grand Prix at WEF.
New Yorker Georgina Bloomberg and her partner Lilli pair shone bright beneath the lights in the $127,000 Adequan Grand Prix CSI 3* at WEF.
The competition took place on Saturday night at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Five of 45 competitors in a star-studded field made it to the jump-off, where Georgina bested second place finisher Laura Chapot by just over a second.
Georgina’s recap of her ride via a press release:
“I have never won a Saturday night class here before. This is my first big class of the season, so it’s nice to start out on a good note and get that first win,” she smiled. “Going under lights is very good for her. It piques the interest of most horses and sometimes being a little too relaxed during the day can change when you’re jumping under the lights, they’ll pay more attention and be more careful.”
“Lilli is an 11 year-old mare that I’ve been riding for two and half years now,” Bloomberg said of her winning partner. “She’s been serving as a second horse to my good mare Juvina. Our goal is to give Juvina some rest and have Lilli fill in little bit. I felt confident with her and she’s been jumping well over bigger jumps, so I felt like tonight was a good opportunity for her to step up. I was very happy with her. She’s had a good rest. She’s fresh and hopefully will be a good fill in for Juvina.”
But, as Bloomberg explained, the ride on Lilli can be a lot of work too. “She can be a little bit too relaxed. She’s very happy sitting in the field getting fat. So sometimes to get her motivated to show and pay attention to the jumps is difficult. I find that most times I’m a bit winded by the end of the ride,” she laughed.
Watch her round:
Go Georgina, and Go Riding!
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