"I am absolutely thrilled with the success of Team USA and of course, my wonderful horse, McKinlaigh. He made the cross-country so easy, zipping around the twisty, turning course as if he was Teddy the pony! We took advantage of the large open galloping sections and when the course turned through the woods, I carefully planned on staying out in the early parts of the turns, so that then I could accelerate as I hugged the rail, like a race car. McKinlaigh was not only the fastest of the U.S. horses, but he also recovered the fastest and was one of only three clean show jumping rounds.
This is a changed horse...he used to struggle with respiratory issues, including a tie-back surgery and pulmonary bleeding, plus he's a large horse so speed on cross-country was not his strongest suit. Looking back, I can say I changed only one thing, and that was to put him on Wellpride last summer. His performance at these Pan Am games is a testament to his fitness, health and well-being after a year of Wellpride."
~ Gina Miles won Team Gold and Individual Bronze at the 2007 Pan Am Games, and a Bronze medal representing the United States at the World Cup in Pau, France. She has racked up an impressive list of wins and high-finishes at top events and international qualifiers while still finding time to raise two small children. Notable wins include the 2006 Fair Hill CCI***, 2006 Gold Cup Advanced Champion, and 2006 USEA Horse of the Year.