2012 Annual Jumps Forum / Victoria / 21 Nov, 2011

Racing Victoria has been fortunate to secure the services of world renowned jumps coach Yogi Breisner for the annual Jumps Racing Forum. The 2012 forum will be held on 6 January at the National Equestrian Centre at Werribee Park.

Participation is compulsory for:

> All jumps jockeys

> Jockeys and Trainers who are seeking to be licensed as Jumps Jockeys or Jumps Trainers for the first time.

As this is a unique opportunity it is expected that current licensed jumps trainers will support Jumps Racing by attending the forum.

Yogi will deliver a series of practical sessions including rider performance analysis and feedback, horse performance analysis and educating and schooling horses for jumps racing.

On 7 January from 8:00 am to 10:00 am Yogi will be available for personal riding and horse schooling sessions.

The forum will also include information related to Rules of Racing, OH&S, Equine Welfare and Media.

This program is funded and supported by the Minister for Racing and Racing Victoria and endorsed by the VJA and ATA. There is no charge for participants.

Date: Friday 6 January

Location: Werribee Park, National Equestrian Centre, 170 K Road Werribee

Start: 12:00 noon

Finish: 6:00 pm

Lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

Please complete and return the 2012 ANNUAL JUMPS FORUM REGISTRATION FORM by mail or email to confirm your attendance and secure your place in the program.

Forms must be returned by Friday 2 December 2011

Enquiries: Lisa Coffey, Workforce Development Officer 9258 4328 or l.coffey@racingvictoria.net.au

About Yogi Breisner
Having grown up around horses and participated in competitions in Sweden, England and Ireland. His many achievements include European team gold for Sweden in 1983, a British Horse Society Fellowship in 1992 and the Queens Award for services to equestrianism.

Since 1994 he has lectured on jumping at the British Racing School in Newmarket, and his talent for teaching horses to jump has been utilised by a number of National Hunt trainers.

In addition to coaching the GB Olympic Eventing team and working with National Hunt jockeys and horses, he also instructs at the Pony Club and audits rider training on a monthly basis as an examiner for the BHS fellowship.

Yogi, eventing and racing performance manager, was appointed as the British Olympic Eventing team coach in 2000 after a year as team leader. He is responsible for co-ordinating all four groups from pony to senior and under his guidance 8 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze medals have been secured.