EXPERIENCE EVENTING AS AN OWNER

Gina Miles

44
Templeton, CA
2008 Individual Silver Medal
2007 Team Gold and Individual Bronze
2002 Individual, 25th place
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ginamiles@msn.com

ABOUT

Gina Miles won the Olympic individual silver medal in Equestrian (3-day eventing) in 2008 with McKinlaigh, an Irish Sport Horse owned by Thom Schulz and Laura Coats of Creston, California. Other accomplishments include the Pan American gold and bronze medals in 2007, Bronze medal at the 2003 World Cup Final, 2006 USEA Gold Cup Champion, 2006 USET Fall champion, 2006, 2007, 2008 USEA Advanced Horse of the Year and the 2008 Chronicle of the Horse Overall and Eventing Horsemen of the Year. Gina operates a full-service equestrian business in Templeton – “Gold Medal Equestrian” – which offers training for all ages in 3-day eventing, show jumping and dressage. GME recently expanded to bring the USPC to youth in the area through the Gold Medal Equestrian Pony Club Riding Center.She is a member of the USEF Eventing Technical Committee, past Chairmen of the USEA Professional Horsemen’s Council, Chairman of the Eventing Standards Task Force and a Pony Club national examiner.She graduated in 1997 Cum Laude from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Crop Science and Ag Business. Gina and her husband, Morgan have two children, Austin, age 14 and Taylor, age 8.

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Seeking Horse
Gina Miles
805-610-0879
ginamiles@msn.com

1/1/2000
TB
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3,600
10,000
Gina Miles
805-610-0879
ginamiles@msn.com
Upon request, a complete syndication package can be mailed digitally or via hard copy. My combined personal experiences in the sport of eventing run the spectrum of re-training a $170 pony as a 10 year old child, with no saddle, bridle or formal instruction, to rescuing horses from killer buyers and re-directing them to careers as eventers to standing on the medal podium at the Olympic Games. These combined experiences have taught me so much about myself, my horses and my chosen sport. Eventing requires such intense training and communication between horse and rider, that hard work, training and talent on the part of the rider are great equalizers. Eventing has proven that money alone can't buy your way to the top. The rider must possess a tremendous work ethic, patience, persistence and understanding of their horse and the sport to be successful. I have also learned that I cannot repeat my past Olympic performance alone. It took a tremendous team of supporters, both financially and emotionally to support our successful bid to the medal stand. Enter syndication. Syndication is a concept that has been employed for many years in the racehorse industry. It allows many owners to group together, pool their capitol and experience the excitement of owning a U.S A. team horse. Eventing receives limited support from the USOC, unlike the support other countries receive. Both England and Germany, that won the top medals at the 2012 Olympics, give substantial financial support to their riders. In the U.S., riders rely on personal funding and support from private donors. As costs for buying ad supporting a top competition horse have risen, even those individuals interested in owning a top horse are finding that it is hard to finance it alone. Individual riders like myself, with little access to personal funding, find it very hard to compete on the international stage where my competitors have access to significant funding and large strings of horses. My mission to return to the medal podium includes developing S.V.R. Ron as part of the Gold Medal Equestrian Team AND bringing the sport of Eventing to greater numbers of people so they can share in the excitement and fulfillment that those involved with eventing have already experienced. I look forward to sharing my love of the sport with you!