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Famous daughters Georgina Bloomberg and Ariana Rockefeller in town for their careers

 

She’s political royalty but doesn’t want to follow in her famous father’s footsteps.

Like, ever. Georgina Bloomberg is too busy tending to her equestrian career. The 31-year-old will be appearing at Saturday night’s American Invitational at Sun Life Stadium. Known as the Super Bowl of Show Jumping, the illustrious competition just moved from Tampa, where it has been held for the last 41 years.

Georgina, the younger daughter of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, will compete in the event alongside some of the best riders around the globe, competing for a $200,000 purse. She’s doing what she loves, for sure.

“I can’t think of anything I would rather do less with my life than be a politician,” she says. “I have so much admiration for my father after watching him go through what he did for 12 years. I think he accomplished so much and did truly great things — yes, I also think some things weren’t so great — but I saw how hard the life of a politician can be.”

Georgina’s mother is the billionaire mogul’s ex wife Susan Brown; the still-friendly couple also had another daughter, Georgina’s older sister, Emma, 34. Brown was the one who introduced Georgina to the sport. “My mother used to ride as a child in England and wanted my sister and me to try it. I took a lesson when I was 4, and I was hooked. I loved it.”

Another love: being a mom. Bloomberg gave birth to a baby boy named Jasper Christmas Eve with her boyfriend, fellow equestrian Ramiro Quintana. They currently live in Wellington through April and NYC the rest of the year, where the little boy can spend time with his famous grandfather.

Tickets/info: Sunlifestadium.com; 305-943-6311

Fashion in action

Ariana Rockefeller isn’t resting on her famous last-name laurels, either.

The great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (the socialite who helped establish New York’s Museum of Modern Art) is an emerging fashion designer.

“A love for beautiful things runs in my family,” Rockefeller, who studied visual arts and political science at Columbia University, told W in 2011, after launching her eponymous line. “[It] honors my family’s refined sensibilities, but also breaks free a bit. That’s basically been the theme of my life.”

She’ll be at Alene Too in Boca Raton 4-6 p.m. Wednesday. A selection of the Spring/Summer 2014 stuff will be sold for a limited time at the store.

‘Rock’ it out

Down, down, down! To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the party anthem Rock Lobster, B-52s frontman Fred Schneider will host a private PETA bash Sunday at vegan magnet Sublime Restaurant & Bar in Fort Lauderdale. Schneider will show VIP attendees a revamped Rock Lobster video, in which he declares crustaceans sea life, not sea food. You can see it on peta.org, but warning, it’s pretty disgusting. Alongside the New Wave rocker will be Manny Oteyza, producer of the CNN documentary Blackfish, which chronicles orcas in captivity.

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