Yvonne Barteau is a lifetime horsewoman. She has dedicated her life to understanding horses and preparing them for their careers, whatever that might be. Yvonne has ridden many horses and coached many students to a variety of year-end awards and Regional Championships, including multiple US Dressage Federation All Breed Horse of the Year. Her primary interest is competition dressage and her training program is geared toward horses and riders who can work to high competition standards.
Yvonne has trained over 10 horses to the Grand Prix Level and has won numerous USDF Horse of the Year titles. She is a sought after instructor and clinician as well as a public speaker on equine personalities and temperaments, and strategies involved with identifying and training the different personality types.
Yvonne and husband Kim have also worked in the equine entertainment world for over 20 years, with everything from liberty work to bridleless Grand Prix exhibitions. They have appeared on the TODAY show, at Madison Square Garden, Equine Affaire, and Equitana, as well as training and performing with the horses at the Arabian Nights Dinner Theater in Orlando, Florida, for many years. Yvonne and Kim own and operate KYB Dressage out of Grand Prix Equestrian in Maple Park, Illinois.
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