About Michael Herrington Racing
Michael ‘Kipper’ Herrington does not come from a racing family, born in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire he grew up being a keen cricketer & sportsman representing Yorkshire at Cricket until the age of 15. When he left school at 16 weighing only 6 stone he went to the British Racing School in Newmarket having never sat on a horse!
First job was as an apprentice with Richard Whitaker, where he had a few rides on the flat. Followed by riding as a conditional for Mary Reveley, where he a good few rides & 5 winners.
Michael went on to gain his HGV licence and work as a travelling head lad for David Nicholls, which included travelling to Hong Kong & Sweden with Group horses. Michael’s last position before taking out his trainers licence was as Travelling Head Lad followed by Assistant Trainer for Kevin Ryan.
Helen Lloyd-Herrington has been involved with horses for much of her life, starting off on ponies in Pony Club activities, going on to compete at Dressage, Eventing & Showjumping to a high level mainly on homebred horses. Although she had’nt ridden racehorses on the gallops until the last few years, Helen has retrained several ex racehorses to go Eventing & is used to dealing with Thoroughbreds.
The yard consists of 20 BHA Licenced boxes with access to an isolation yard if needed. We have access to plenty of daily turnout, which the horses really enjoy in the warmer weather!
There is a 2 furlong carpet circular gallop next to the yard which is ideal for getting horses going again after time off or keeping them fresh and well when they are busy racing.
We have a large lunge ring that is Yorkshire Boarded to full height on the outside with a carpet surface, perfect for lunging or getting on a young horse for the first time.
A new 6 horse Monarch horsewalker has been installed by us and this is a vital piece of equiptment for horses recovering from injury, warming up before excercise and after strenuous work.
We have access to Langton Wold Gallops that includes a 6 furlong polytrack gallop and a 10 furlong tapeta gallop, they also have an abundance of schooling fences, practice starting stalls & several grass gallops.
Highfield Gallops have a 7 furlong carpet gallops, some lovely grass gallops, schooling fences and starting stalls.