Gina Miles

Gina Miles

San Luis Obispo, Ca.

She represented the United States at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games where she earned the silver medal in the Individual Eventing competition.  She also rode in the 2007 Pan American Games earning team gold and individual Bronze medals.  In addition she represented the U.S. at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez , Spain in 2002.

She is a  United States Eventing Association ICP Level III Certified Instructor and has earned her United States Dressage Federation Silver Medal. She also is a United States Pony Club Graduate "A" as well as a current USPC National Examiner.



 Gina's Video Topics:

Angles & Narrows

Angles & narrows are prominent obstacles found on the cross country course. In this segment, Gina shows us how to introduce the young or inexperienced horse to these types of jumps in the show jumping arena using confidence building exercises over smaller fences.

Running Time: 12 minutes and 5 seconds

Banks & Drops

In this video, Gina describes her system of introducing horses to banks & drops. As with all new concepts, the key to building the horseʼs confidence in the face of a new challenge, is to go slowly. The riderʼs drop position is highlighted, focusing on appropriate balance, leg position and contact with the horseʼs mouth for safety and stability in the tack.

Running Time: 13 minutes and 27 seconds

Circle Exercise

This is one of Ginaʼs favorite exercises because it is appropriate for all levels of horses and it focuses on the skills necessary for all three phases of Eventing, as well as, all jumping disciplines. It works on the horseʼs responsiveness to the rein and leg aids, the horseʼs adjustability of stride, and additionally, it helps to develop the riderʼs eye.

Running Time:  14 minutes and 54 seconds

Ditches & Water

Olympic medalist, Gina Miles thoughtfully guides you and your inexperienced horse through the careful introduction to ditches and water jumps. Ginaʼs process will instill confidence in you and, most importantly, your horse!

Running Time: 14 minutes and 42 seconds

Gina Miles - An Interview Featuring Her 2007 Badminton Round Aboard McKinlaigh

Get to know Gina Miles as she takes us along during her exciting 2007 cross country round at the world famous Badminton Horse Trials.  In this in depth interview, you’ll learn about her inspiring journey with her magnificent partner, McKinlaigh, that culminated in an Individual Eventing Silver Olympic medal in 2008.  

Running Time:  21 minutes and 4 seconds.