Masterclass with Yogi Breisner and Paul Carberry
World-renowned riding coach and horse trainer Yogi Bresiner returns to the Dublin Horse Show next week. Drawing on his years of unbeatable expertise, Yogi will work his Masterclass, which takes place on the opening day of the Show, Wednesday August 9, with the two-time Irish champion jockey Paul Carberry.
During his own riding career Yogi was a member of the Swedish Event team for over ten years, from 1976 to 1987. He was one of the riders that took European Team Gold in 1983, and he then competed at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. This success has continued in Yogi’s career as a coach; although he was appointed as Britain’s Eventing Chef d’Equipe and World Class Performance Manager only 8 months prior to the 2000 Sydney Olympics, he coached the British Event team to a team silver medal, their first in 12 years. In the following 16 years, Yogi led the team to three further Olympic medals (two silvers and a bronze), five European team titles and the team gold medal at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. He has now taken up a post at the Swedish Equestrian Federation, drawing on his own wealth of experience to advise the Swedish Olympic coaches across the equestrian disciplines.
Yogi’s breadth of equine expertise is reflected in his influence within the racing world. He first began lecturing at the British Racing School in Newmarket in 1994, and many National Hunt trainers and jockeys have benefitted from his help, such as Nicky Henderson and the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, Long Run, who was prone to making jumping errors early in his career.
It is fitting then, that Paul Carberry, one of Ireland’s leading jump jockeys, will be riding in this masterclass. Paul was involved with numerous successful horses throughout his career, such as Beef or Salmon, Harchibald and Bobbyjo, with whom he won the 1998 Irish Grand National and the 1999 Grand National at Aintree. Paul, since retiring from racing in 2016, has returned to show jumping. He has already qualified for the Dublin Horse Show’s CSIYH1* International 7 & 8 Year Olds class with Brandonview First Edition, a truly staggering achievement that is a result of his excellent horsemanship.
Yogi will also be judging the Potential Event Horse Class, taking place in Ring 1 from 12.20pm to 1.30pm, and from 6.05pm to 7.35pm.
A good view of the masterclass – with the opportunity to watch, listen to, and learn from these multi-talented experts – is sure to be hotly contested.
Online ticket bookings and a provisional Programme of Events for the 2017 Dublin Horse Show are now available at www.dublinhorseshow.com