Former event rider Philip Surl to be Yogi Breisner’s assistant

Former four-star event rider Philip Surl has been appointed as assistant to Team GBR’s eventing performance manager Yogi Breisner.

Philip is currently British Eventing (BE)’s co-ordinator for the eastern region and a UKCC Level Three coach.

His new role will include running the Equine Pathway for potential World Class horses and the Nations Cup squad who will contest the FEI’s new CICO*** series.

Performance director Will Connell said Philip would bring “new skills and energy” to the World Class programme and would be a “great asset” to Yogi.

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound magazine (28 February 2013)

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