Selina Milnes

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Selina Milnes

Great Britain
  • 98 - Iron


British rider Selina Milnes (49) is a professional rider with her own training and competition yard near Clevedon in North Somerset. It will be the third consecutive visit to the event for Selina who competed last year with Iron but did not finish albeit the combination completed with a double clear in 2022. With this year’s entry Gelmer Selina started at Pau 5* but withdrew before showjumping.

Selina first attained 5* level with Overton Sunrise, with who she was successful at Burghley. Bodidily also enjoyed success there (2010). She enjoys producing young horses and in 2022 was 3rd in the seven-year-old World Young Horse Championships at Le Lions with Cooley Snapchat. The pair enjoyed a successful 2023 season winning the 4*S at Bramham and was 4th in the 4*L at Boekelo.

In September 2022 with Iron she was the winner of the Nations Cup 4* at Ballindenisk and in 2021 the combination was 8th in the 5* at Pau.

Selina trains with Dickie Waygood and Ian Woodhead.

Selina (nee Elliott) is married to Scott – an equine vet and clinical director at B&W Equine Vets – and the couple has a 10-year-old daughter. Selina’s brother Grieg is a farrier for Team GB.

Gelmer is a 13-year-old KWPN registered gelding. He is by Carosso VDL out of a mare by Ahorn. He was acquired from Richard Sheane at Cooley farm as a just backed four-year-old. His owners are long-standings supporters of Selina



BWP, United Kingdom, 2008
16.2hh , bay , gelding

Sire Aquilino

Dam Ushuaia (Donnerschlag)

Breeder Sofie Nuydens

Owner(s): William and Angela Rucker

Notable Results

2023 – Boekelo CCI4O4*L 4th Cooley Snapchat

2023 – Pau CCI5*L w/d Gelmer

2023 – Blenheim CCI4*8/9yr old 5th Cooley Snapchat

2023 – Blenheim CCI4*L w/d after dressage Gelmer

2023 – Blair Castle CCI4* w/d after clear xc Gelmer

2023 – Hartpury CCI4*S 25th Gelmer

2023 – Bramham CCI4*S 1st Cooley Snapchat

2023 – Alnwick CCI4*S 40th Gelmer

2022 – Blenheim CCI4*L 21st Gelmer

2022 – Ballindenisk CCIO4*NC 1st Iron

2021 – Pau CCI5*L 8th Iron

2021 – CH-M-YH-CCI3*L 3rd Cooley Snapchat

2019 – Bramham CCI4*L 3rd Iron

2013 – Chatsworth CIC3 1st Bodidily

2010 – Burghley CCI4* 13th Bodidily

2003 – Burghley CCI4*49th Overton Sunrise

2001 – Burghley CCI4* 11th Overton Sunrise

2000 – Burghley CCI4*41st Overton Sunrise

1998 – Burghley CCI4* 17th Overton Sunrise


2023 – Ret Iron

2022 – 24th Iron

2014 – Ret Bodidily

2010 – W/D after XC Bodidily

1999 – Ret Overton Sunrise