On Aug. 19, Georgina Bloomberg celebrated her Hamptons magazine cover at a private estate in Southampton. The magazine unveiled its Fall Fashion Issue, which also paid tribute to the Hampton Classic, one of the largest horse shows in the country.
The professional equestrian and former first daughter of New York celebrated her third Hamptons magazine cover with Hamptons magazine Publisher, Debra Halpert, and Editor-in-Chief Samantha Yanks. The event was hosted by Matthew Breitenbach and Ryan Serhant and presented by Mayakoba Residences.
Georgina looked beautiful wearing Ralph Lauren. VIPs and tastemakers included Douglas Elliman CEO Dottie Herman and Chairman of Douglas Elliman and CEO of Vector Group Howard Lorber, philanthropist Jean Shafirofi, art dealer Kipton Cronkite, “Real Housewives of New York” Ramona Singer and sports journalist Ann Ligouri.
Everyone toasted the fall fashion issue of Hamptons magazine with specialty wines by Palm Bay International and Peroni beer along with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. We had a golden opportunity to interview the gracious younger daughter of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at her tony party.
We asked Georgina about achieving balance as a talented equestrian and single mother. She said, “You try to do everything perfectly. But you really can’t. Every day is a different balance and every day you struggle to do both well.”
Georgina added, “There are some days when work has to be my focus and some days when my kid is my focus. Sometimes I don’t think I have it all figured out. But I try to do my best every day. And at the end of the day, Jasper [her son] is the most important thing.”
She also talked about surviving the injuries she sustained as a successful equestrian and moving forward with her career. She said, “It’s a sport I’ve always loved, and I’ve always wanted to do. Injuries and failures sort of come with it.”
Despite her injuries, Georgina continues to show her passion for the sport. She shared, “Some think an injury would make you not want to compete anymore, but it’s always made me stronger. Mentally and physically, I am always able to come back from them.”
In 2006, Georgina founded The Rider’s Closet to make riding clothes more accessible to therapeutic riding programs and other riders in need. Her mission in founding the programs was to make riding an accessible sport for everyone, especially those who were unable to get the riding apparel they need to pursue their dreams.
In the fall fashion issue of Hamptons magazine, Georgina also opened up about why she loves the Hampton Classic. “It’s a great horse show, a classic show with lots of traditions. The show attracts a special crowd which includes people who usually don’t come to horse shows, many who haven’t seen show jumping before.”
The Hampton Classic takes place from Sun. Aug. 28 to Sun. Sept. 4. According to Georgina, “It’s a great, fun crowd, and nice that they like it and follow us and support it.” And her Facebook page indicates she has already taken back-to-back wins.
Visit Hamptons magazine online or pick up a copy on newsstands now to read more about Georgina Bloomberg as a successful equestrian, strong woman, and dedicated mother.