Lieutenant Izzy Harrison is a promising amateur jockey as well as being a full-time Army Officer.  As a Section Commander at The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, Izzy leads approximately 30 soldiers and 40 horses on Ceremonial Operations.

Meanwhile, Izzy has been gaining experience in racing by riding out from Wilsford stables for trainer Seamus Mullins.  In April 2024 she rode Ian Bare’s Kentford Mallard in the McCreery Military Forces Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle at Wincanton Racecourse gaining a creditable second place in this, her first ride under rules.

The Foundation helped Izzy through providing support to the Troop Race at Larkhill Racecourse, which returned in 2024 after a break due to Covid-19. Izzy was motivated by the unique opportunities The King’s Troop provides; starting by organising the Troop Race, then gaining her Amateur Rider’s Permit in March. The Foundation contributed financially by supplying The Troop with specialist racing kit which Izzy was able to use in her first race; having a variety of the right kit at hand enabled her to make weight with an optimal set-up.

We are all looking forward to seeing Izzy in more races in the coming seasons.