The Trainers

Laura Collett & Yogi BreisnerYogi Breisner

Yogi has been training me from when he helped me win my European Medals in 2005.

During his 17-years as the British Eventing Team Performance Manager, he led the team to four successive Olympic team medals as well as five European team titles. He stepped down from his position at British Eventing after the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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 current duties as advisor to the Swedish Equestrian Federation, Olympic national coaches and coordinators for Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, 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.


Spencer Wilton, Supernova

Spencer Wilton

Born in 1973 and raised in Suffolk where he was a keen member of the Essex and Suffolk Pony Club and represented GB as an individual at the Pony European Eventing Championships. After leaving school Spencer worked as a working pupil for Ruth McMullen, Lucinda Green and Mark Todd. The decision to switch to dressage came when he realised he was neither good enough, or brave enough, to stay in eventing.

Spencer won his first Dressage National title in 1999. In 2006 he made his first international debut. To date Spencer has won 13 National titles. Spencer and Jen Goodman’s Super Nova II were selected to represent Great Britain at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and alongside team mates, Carl Hester, Fiona Bigwood and Charlotte Dujardin, they made the nation proud as they brought home the Team Silver Medal; an astonishing achievement and a dream realised for Spencer and the talented Super