Ian Worrell, a racing super fan better known as Teddy, has been involved with horses all of his life and, just like Jesus himself, was practically raised in a stable. His father buys and sells work horses as a profession and they have always had 3 or 4 horses on their land.
Ian had fantasised about being a jockey when he was younger but those dreams were soon scrapped when he grew to be 6 foot tall, a giant in Jockey-terms. He does still ride nearly every day, though.
At the age of 16 he joined the RACE college in Kildare to fulfil his Farriering apprenticeship. This brought the Kildare native even closer to horse racing as the RACE is also where many professional jockeys train.
Five years later Ian qualified as a Master Farrier and has now been serving his profession for 5 years.
He enters many competitions and also is now training his younger brother to be a farrier, as well.
He lives close to the Curragh race course the home of horse racing in Ireland. Being able to see the horses training daily spurred his love of the sport.
As his job takes him to many jockeys’ yards to shoe the horses, Ian has built great friendships with the stars of the horse racing world and is a huge fan of going to watch the horses running that are wearing his shoes.
Ian regularly goes to the races in his spare time with his friends. One of his favourite meets is Punchestown where he gets to mingle with the racing fraternity as well as the fans themselves.
Horse racing is Ian’s life and he wouldn’t have it any other way.