Yogi Breisner masterclass offers "invaluable" opportunity

Yogi Breisner masterclass offers "invaluable" opportunity

Yogi Breisner during the session with Emily Ward


“When 100% of the people who attend a masterclass rate it as ‘excellent’, we know we are giving our apprentices and employers something really special,” said Belinda Turner, Chief Executive of Stubbing Court Training Ltd (SCT).


That was the feedback after SCT’s first in its 2016 series of masterclasses with top trainers and riders. Yogi Breisner, probably the most famous and sought-after coach in Europe and best known as the long-term performance manager of the highly successful British eventing team, gave an exclusive masterclass for SCT apprentices and employers at Vale View Equestrian Centre, Leicestershire, on 3rd January.


He taught nine groups of riders of varying abilities and experience – from those without much experience of competitive riding through to top young showjumper Emily Ward and promising eventer Noah Brook - throughout the day and all felt they had benefited greatly from their coaching session.


One attendee commented: “This was invaluable training from an international coach of the highest calibre – these masterclasses are an incredible benefit to being involved with SCT.”


Another said: “Yogi’s positivity and enthusiasm was inspiring. He really praised the riders when they improved and was very encouraging. Anyone who has access to these masterclasses is really lucky.”


Chesterfield-based SCT works throughout the horse industry to provide world-class training for young people through the apprenticeship programme. Equestrian apprenticeships enable young people to gain real, practical skills by “learning while they work”, which are much-desired in the equine industry. They also earn a wage and gain widely respected qualifications at the same time.


Yogi, a former member of the Swedish eventing team who is also in great demand as a coach of National Hunt jockeys and racehorses, said: “It is evident that Stubbing Court Training Ltd is a great asset to the horse world. These masterclasses are a wonderful way to reward apprentices and their employers, and encourage them to keep raising their standards of care and horsemanship.”


This was the first in SCT’s acclaimed Masterclass series for 2016. They are exclusive to SCT apprentices and employers.


For more information on SCT’s apprenticeships, visit www.stubbingcourttraining.com