A teenage horse rider died after being crushed by her own pony in a jumping accident, an inquest has found.
The inquest into her death heard the pony clipped a hay bale while jumping, somersaulted and landed on Iona. Paramedics were unable to save her.
Assistant coroner Simon Milburn recorded her death was accidental.
The cause of death was given as a crush injury to her chest.
Iona had been on the British Eventing team’s long list for both the 2017 and 2019 European Championships for Ponies.
She won a British Eventing Under-18 competition at Stratford Hills in Essex in June.
The inquest hearing in Huntingdon was told the accident happened at Iona’s home, in Abington Pigotts, as she attempted to jump a bale on her pony Jack.
Mr Milburn said she had had Jack for four years and the pair were “used to riding together”.
“I’m told Iona attempted to jump and Jack caught the bale at the start of the jump,” he said.
He said Iona “landed on the floor on her stomach” and that Jack “somersaulted and landed on top of her”.
Mr Milburn said Jack was 14.2 hands (4ft 10in) and the hay bale was 1.32m (4ft 3in) tall.
He said Iona lived with her family, who were “avid pony and horse riders”, and that she was an “accomplished horse rider”.
Recording a conclusion of accidental death, Mr Milburn extended his condolences to Iona’s family, who were not present at the hearing.