It’s been a busy year so far for professional Wellington equestrian Ramiro Quintana, one of the Argentinian stars of the Winter Equestrian Festival.
Quintana, 36, knocked up his rich galpal Georgina Bloomberg, the daughter of billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The pretty rider bought himself a $200,000 condo in the Meadow Brook complex, his first Wellington property.
And, Gossip Extra has learned, he was arrested for Boating Under the Influence after celebrating Georgina’s 30th birthday on Hizzoner’s yacht!
Last month, Quintana pleaded guilty of being drunk about 4 p.m. Jan. 21 when a marine unit with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office stopped him as he allegedly sped through a no-wake area designed to protect endangered manatees.
He was fined $1,723 and sentenced to one year probation, 50 hours of community service, DUI school and he can’t be found in any establishment that serves booze during the probation.
According to the arrest report obtained by Gossip Extra, Quintana was operating a tender that afternoon. He caught deputies’ attention because he sped up then stopped over and over again, at one point losing his balance while at the wheel.
Deputies wrote in their report that Quintana smelled of booze and had blood-shot eyes but, they noted, he remained very polite throughout the stop.
He blew more than twice Florida’s .08 legal Breathalyzer limit, according to the paperwork and sobered during six hours at the county lockup.
Fellow equestrians, meanwhile, told me Quintana is well liked on the horsie circuit, but he’s known as ladies’ man who’s rarely seen a party he didn’t want to join.
Neither Quintana nor his lawyers commented on the arrest, or his relationship with Georgina Bloomberg. The mayor’s spokesman has yet to comment about Hizzoner’s reaction to the Gossip Extra scoop.
Check the video below of Quintana competing in Wellington: