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 & 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.