Meet the Team ......



Caroline Bailey

National Hunt Trainer

Gerald Bailey

Point to Point Trainer

Gerald runs his own dairy farm and has always been an avid supporter of racing. He buys and sells a few National Hunt Stores and trains the point-to-pointers (with a little help from his wife!)



Gerald presenting Tom with Champagne for winning the Leading Jockey award in the Midlands Area



Tom McClorey

Amateur rider and training assistant


Tom is a huge part of the team at Holdenby. Before he came to work here he had been very successful show jumping at junior level. He is therefore excellent at educating the horses in both flat work and jumping. He has now ridden several point to point winners and finished 4th on his first ride (Legal Legend) at Cheltenham in the Spring. Tom finished the 2016 season as leading point to point rider in the Midlands Area. 

Joanna Hewitt
Joanna joined us last Summer, having completed her course at the Britsh Racing School. She had her first rides in point to points last season riding her grandfather Pip's Smith's Hill, pictured schooling left. She rode a winner at Garthorpe which was a great thrill for her.

Abi Boulton

Abi joined us last year. She rides out and does some schooling in the outdoor school. She enjoys taking the horses to the races. She lives locally and rides her own horse in her spare time.

 David White

David has been with us since the summer of 2013. He has given up riding and now works in the yard. He helps me with the schooling and goes racing. He is a great part of the team



Jess Goodes

Jess joined us in December last year, having completed her course at the British Racing School. She rides work and has begun to do some schooling. She is keen to race ride when she gains more experience.





                   Maddie Loftus

            Maddy joined us in December last year, having completed her course at the Northern Racing School. She rides out and is really keen. She was struck down with meningitus in May and was extreme ill for some time. She has been incredibly brave and strong and we are really hoping she will be able to return to us soon.           







Part time Staff


Leah Rowlands

Leah first came to work for me when she was 18 and was a great part of our team for 6 years. She then left to have a baby with her partner Alex. Louis is now 2 years old and Leah has come back to ride out 5 mornings a week.



Serena Tyler

Serena comes and rides out whenever she can. She has her own point to pointers and was leading lady rider in the Midlands Area in 2016.