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Gina Miles

Gina Miles

Equestrian
Gina Miles
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Quick Facts

Intro Equestrian
Is Equestrian Jockey
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 27 November 1973, San Francisco, USA
Age 47 years
Star sign Sagittarius
Stats
Height: 163 cm
Weight: 57 kg
Education
Davis Senior High School
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Biography

Gina Miles (born November 27, 1973) is an American eventing rider. Riding McKinlaigh, owned by Thom Schulz and Laura Coats, Miles won a silver medal in individual eventing at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Early life

She was born November 27, 1973, in San Francisco, California. Miles attended the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, California, which is where she got her dream of competing herself. In particular, she dreamed of competing in the Three-Day Eventing event. She started teaching when she was 15.

Career

Miles began riding McKinlaigh in 2000. In 2002, she competed with him in the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event and went on to place in the top 25 in the World Equestrian Games Also in 2002, she attended the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain, in order to represent the U.S. she In 2003, she won the World Cup Final bronze medal.

In 2007, she and McKinlaigh won the individual bronze medal and the team gold in eventing at the Pan American Games. They competed in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, winning individual silver in Three-Day Eventing.

After the Olympics, Miles spent her time giving back to the equestrian community. She trained other riders through her own facility in Danville, California, Gold Medal Equestrian. She accepted all ages in eventing, show jumping, and dressage. As a former Pony club examiner, she also had her own riding center.

In 2015, McKinlaigh was inducted into the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Hall of Fame.

Horse

The horse who won the events: McKinlaigh, Irish Sport horse liver-chestnut gelding by Highland King and out of Kilcumney Hostess. Owned by Gina Miles, Thomas Schulz, and Laura Coats.

Personal

Miles resides in Danville, California. Miles is married with two daughters. She gives clinics to aspiring riders and trains horses for eventing.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 01 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://web.archive.org/web/20151001100028/http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/mi/gina-miles-1.html
https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/mi/gina-miles-1.html
https://ginamilesequestrian.com/
https://sidelinesmagazine.com/sidelines-spotlight/an-unlikely-fairy-tale-how-olympic-medalist-gina-miles-realized-her-dreams.html
https://useventing.com/about/hall-of-fame/mckinlaigh
http://www.equisearch.com/article/eventing_final_081208
https://www.teamusa.org/us-equestrian/athletes/gina-miles
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