Georgina Bloomberg and New Mount Balotelli 5 Find Victory

Georgina Bloomberg and Balotelli 5. Photo © Sportfot

Kicking off CSI5* competition earlier in the day, Georgina Bloomberg (USA) rode a new mount to the pair’s first FEI victory together, topping the Bainbridge Companies 1.40m CSI5*. Besting 35 other contenders, Bloomberg and Balotelli 5 stopped the clock at 34.58 seconds over Sweden’s Petronella Andersson and Cassini Bay, owned by Stephex Stables. Their time of 35.85 seconds was just ahead of Catherine Tyree (USA) in third riding BEC Lorenzo in 36.69 seconds for owner Mary Tyree.

“I’m still getting to know him, so I didn’t go super fast,” said Bloomberg of her first CSI5* outing with Balotelli 5, a 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Balou du Rouet x Contendro I). “I still tried to do some of the inside turns so I could learn a little about him, and he’s a naturally quick horse. We are taking it slow, but he has a lot of talent.

“I’m learning to trust him a lot,” continued Bloomberg. “He is a little spooky but very honest at the jump. He’s definitely a horse for the big classes.”

Balotelli 5 joined Bloomberg’s string in the fall of 2019 after competing with amateur rider Julia Plate (GER). “She was riding with Jos Lansink, and several people had told us about the horse,” said Bloomberg. “It was the right time for us and for her to be able to sell him. We were lucky.”

Georgina Bloomberg and Balotelli 5 in their winning presentation with ringmaster Steve Rector. Photo © Sportfot

Bloomberg is using the winter season in Florida to gain final points towards qualifying for the 2020 FEI Jumper World Cup™ Final in Las Vegas, NV.

Also, winning in the International Arena on Wednesday, Sarah Segal (USA) topped the $8,000 Dutta Corp/G Klatte 1.40m riding Performance EP, owned by Robert Segal. For full results, visit

Final Results: $37,000 Douglas Elliman 1.45m CSI5*

1 JIVA: 2009 BWP mare by Concorde x Nonstop
BEEZIE MADDEN (USA), Abigail Wexner: 0/0/46.52

2 CENTRIKO VOLO: 2012 Oldenburg gelding by Centadel x Chacco-Blue
JORDAN COYLE (IRL), Celtic Park, LLC: 0/0/46.81

2 BULL RUN’S DIVINE FORTUNE: 2009 KWPN mare by Padinus x Caruso
KRISTEN VANDERVEEN (USA), Bull Run Jumpers Six LLC: 0/0/46.81

4 CADANS Z: 2009 Zangersheide mare by Carosso VDL x Navarone
ADRIENNE STERNLICHT (USA), Starlight Farms 1, LLC: 0/0/48.04

5 KINO: 2008 Holsteiner gelding by Lord Z x Chambertin 3
KAREN POLLE (JPN), Karen Polle: 0/0/48.54

6 OASIS SPIRIT: 2010 Irish Sport Horse mare by Cobra
AMANDA DERBYSHIRE (GBR), Amanda Derbyshire: 0/0/49.30

7 DIABLEUR: 2008 KWPN gelding by Berlin x Major de la Cour
ERYNN BALLARD (CAN), Emma Waldfogel: 0/0/49.32

8 VDL CARTELLO: 2007 Holsteiner stallion by Carani x Lord
CORMAC HANLEY (IRL), Heathman Farm, LLC: 0/0/50.60

9 ANNA JO: 2009 Oldenburg mare by Acodetto 2 x For Pleasure
PARIS SELLON (USA), Willow Grace Farm: 0/0/51.33

10 BREITLING LS: 2006 Dutch Warmblood stallion by Quintero x Accord II
BEEZIE MADDEN (USA), Abigail Wexner: 0/0/51.46

11 VITIKI: 2008 Hanoverian by Valentino x For Expo
YURI MANSUR (BRA), Yuri Mansur: 0/0/51.48

12 PIA CONTRA: 2011 Oldenburg mare by Conthargos x Chacco-Blue
NICOLAS PIZARRO (MEX), Nicolas Pizarro: 0/0/52.47

Final Results: $1,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m CSI5*

1 BALOTELLI 5: 2010 Hanoverian gelding by Balou du Rouet x Contendro I
GEORGINA BLOOMBERG (USA), Purple Road, LLC: 0/0/34.58

2 CASSINI BAY: 2007 Holsteiner stallion by Cassini I x Acord II
PETRONELLA ANDERSSON (SWE), Stephex Stables: 0/0/35.85

3 BEC LORENZO: 2010 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Livello x Guidam
CATHERINE TYREE (USA), Mary Tyree: 0/0/36.69

4 DISNEYLAND: 2011 Holsteiner mare
NICOLAS PIZARRO (MEX), Nicolas Pizarro: 0/0/36.90

5 BALENTO CS: 2011 Oldenburg stallion by Balou du Rouet x Cento
Lorenzo DE LUCA (ITA), Stephex Stables: 0/0/38.47

6 INDRA VAN DE OUDE HEIHOEF: 2008 Belgian Warmblood mare by Casantos x Action-Breaker
SHANE SWEETNAM (IRL), The Blue Buckle Group: 0/0/39.42

7 FELLINI S: 2010 KWPN gelding by Vermont x Rash R
ERYNN BALLARD (CAN), Ilan Ferder: 0/0/39.55

8 PRIMO TROY: 2009 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Clinton x VDL Arkansas
ANDREW WELLES (USA), Itasca Group LLC: 0/0/39.89

9 DOLITAIRE CHAVANNAISE: 2009 SBS mare by Cicero Z x Voltaire
ZOE CONTER (BEL), Stephex Stables: 0/0/40.25

10 COOLIO 40: 2012 Hanoverian stallion by Catoki x Satisfaction II
TIFFANY FOSTER (CAN), Wendy Valdes: 0/0/40.29

11 KAPRICE: 2010 BWP mare by Echo van’t Spieveld x Carthago
KENT FARRINGTON (USA), Tanma Corp. & Kent Farrington: 0/1/42.49

12 PSG FINAL: 2010 Italian Warmblood gelding by Toulon x Cassini
CIAN O’CONNOR (IRL), Ronnoco Jump ltd.: 0/1/43.12

Photo credit: Photos © Sportfot, official photographer of the Winter Equestrian Festival.