Youngstown, N.Y. Friesian
The Bill Robinson Trophy is presented to an equestrian competing with horses or ponies across all the breeds in harness or for driving performance in non-international competitions.
Gareth Selwood scored numerous victories in driving classes with Lorick Stables’ string of Friesians in 2014. At the Buckeye Baroque Summer Jubilee, he earned three wins and six second-place finishes with two horses. Selwood claimed first place in the Friesian Carriage, Country, and Show Pleasure Driving Open classes at the ERAHC Classic Andalusian/Lusitano Show. Next up was the Midwest Baroque Horse Regionals Championship Show and four Regional Champion Friesian Driving titles for Selwood. He continued his winning ways at the Baroque Horse Regional Championship. In addition to Friesian Carriage and Country Pleasure Driving Open classes, Selwood took top honors for Friesian Carriage Pleasure Driving Turnout and Reinsmanship in the Open division. He brought his season to a close at the IFSHA Friesian World & Grand National Championship Horse Show. Selwood claimed a World Champion title and four World Reserve Champion titles, in addition to guiding his students to several top placings. A longtime member of both IFSHA and IALHA, Selwood also judged the 2014 IALHA Andalusian/Lusitano National Show.
This is the first time Selwood has been awarded the Bill Robinson Trophy. He was also previously awarded the Norman K. Dunn Trophy.