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!
His 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 and 5 winners.
Michael went on to gain his HGV licence and work as travelling head lad for David Nicholls, which included travelling to Hong Kong and 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 and 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 and is used to dealing with Thoroughbreds.
The yard consists of 30 generously sized 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!
We have a private 7 furlong cushion track gallop, a 6 horse walker with a rubber floor, an indoor 1 furlong wood chip ride, horse weighing scales and an all weather lunge area.