“I can’t see myself doing any other job!” Iona on being part of the Dan Skelton Team

How exciting can it be standing in an empty stable yard? Very exciting as it happens especially if the stable you’re stood next to is none other than Grade 1 winning hurdler Roksana’s stable.

“I can’t see myself doing any other job!”

In this video we hear from Iona, 22, who attended the College in 2014 and who has subsequently completed her Level 2 Apprenticeship and Level 3 Apprenticeship. Iona fondly recalls how she felt when ‘her’ horse, won the Grade 1 OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival.

Roksana was enjoying her summer break when we visited the Warwickshire stables of Dan Skelton a couple of weeks ago.

“We were walking into the winners enclosure and everyone starting cheering and chanting Roksana”

Iona’s experience leading up a Grade 1 winner at the Cheltenham Festival