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, head lad  and assistant trainer 


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 ridden many point to point and Hunter Chase winners . Tom finished the 2016 season as leading point to point rider in the Midlands Area.  He now has his Cat B license and has ridden winners against the professionals. 

Kyran Tompkins
Kyran joined us last season. He has plenty of experience show jumping and has ridden in point to points but has a struggle with his weight. He spent time working for John Fergason when he trained both under rules and point to pointers so he has learnt his trade form one of the best.  He really enjoys racing and loved the challenge of finding the key to the enigmatic Elkstone!


 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
















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.