Yogi Breisner

Eventing Performance Manager & Lead for World Class Programme Coach Development

Yogi Breisner was appointed World Class Performance Manager and Chef d'Equipe to the British Eventing team in 2000. He had just eight months to get to know the squad before the Sydney Olympics, at which they won team silver, Britain's first eventing Olympic medal for 12 years. 

Yogi has since led medal winning teams at the 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic Games in addition to enjoying many successes at both European Championships and World Equestrian Games.

Yogi is Swedish-born and first trained under fellow Swede, Lars Sederholm, at Waterstock where he was based for 13 years from 1978. A member of the Swedish Eventing team from 1976-1987, Yogi won European team gold in 1983 and competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics on Ultimus. He has finished in the top 10 at Badminton four times.

Aside from his duties as British Eventing's National Coach, Yogi is much in demand in National Hunt racing, training both jockeys and horses to jump. Yogi grew up in a small village outside Malmo, he was 21 when he left Sweden to live in Ireland before coming to live in Britain in 1978.