When traveling to the shows, Georgina has developed a few strategies that help her stay on track. She always requests that a mini-fridge be in her hotel room so she can stock up on healthy options and bring her own food to the show in a cooler bag. She also travels with some Tupperware and silverware from home because she strives to be environmentally friendly as well. In the mornings, Georgina always makes sure to have a meal that will help sustain her energy as the hectic showing schedule gets underway. Some of her breakfast favorites include veggie and egg white omelets, or organic cereals that are low in sugar. If she needs a quick energy boost during the day, her favorite go-to snacks are honey whole-wheat pretzels or simply, an apple.
Georgina also recognizes the importance of sleep and relaxation. She needs a good night's sleep to heal her muscles, feel recharged and be ready to ride well the next day. During competition, and especially before a big class, she likes to have time to herself to read a magazine or listen to music. She finds this keeps her relaxed to ride her best and helps her to not over-think
the questions asked on course.
In addition to all the riding she does, Georgina is also committed to a rigorous workout routine. She starts each morning with some gentle stretching and meets with a personal trainer 3-4 days per week for a cardio and weight lifting session. She has found that Pilates and swimming have also made a positive impact on her riding by improving her core strength and balance, and reducing her muscle aches.
In July 2011, Georgina underwent spinal surgery to correct the debilitating pain and complications she experienced from a medical condition that is similar to scoliosis. After a year of healing, she feels stronger than ever. There is no doubt that her commitment to a healthy lifestyle helped her through that difficult period and will be the foundation for her future success in the show ring.