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Georgina Bloomberg, daughter of NYC mayor, injured in riding accident

By Cindy Boren

Georgina Bloomberg, a professional show jumper and the daughter of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, was seriously injured in an accident during an equestrian competition in upstate New York.

Bloomberg, 27, was unconscious after a "severe fall" while riding at the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament on Friday. She suffered a concussion, a spokesman for the competition told the Wall Street Journal, and a fracture to her spine.

She is to undergo further examination today, according to spokesman Kenneth Kraus, who said in a statement that "she is resting comfortably."

"The Mayor is very concerned, as any father would be," Stu Loeser, a spokesman for the mayor, said.

Georgina Bloomberg fell to the ground when her saddle "unexpectedly came loose and slipped" during a jump, according to Kraus. She regained consciousness and was able to walk off.

She recently competed in the Washington International Horse Show at Verizon Center.

By Cindy Boren  | November 8, 2010; 10:02 AM ET
 
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