KYB Dressage is first and foremost, a family of people who love horses. Born out of the marriage of two lifelong horse trainers, Kim and Yvonne Barteau, the KYB family now includes their children, Jamie, Jessica, Kassie and Kayla, all of whom have made their careers and centered their lives around their devotion to these magnificent animals. The KYB family has expanded to embrace their friends, colleagues and clients across the world who are similarly in love with horses.
We are passionate about training horses for dressage, for exhibitions, on the ground, and in order to improve their relationships with their owners and riders. We are also passionate about training horse people, from junior/young riders to adult amateurs to other professionals. We enjoy collaborating with our network of friends and horse professionals to share our knowledge and experiences through public exhibitions at venues such as Equine Affair, BreyerFest, and others.
Kim is particularly talented with training horses at liberty and teaching riders and horses to understand soft and nuanced aids and to develop solid foundations upon which FEI work is built.
Yvonne is an accomplished dressage competitor, having earned her USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medals as well as her Gold, Silver and Bronze freestyle bars. Her creativity flows into choreographing some of
the best musical freestyles in this country, authoring books, including the award winning, Ride the Right Horse and newly released Dressage Horse Manifesto. She also authors original scripts for equine productions that the KYB Team has performed to packed audiences all over the country.
Kim and Yvonne offer clinics around the world to help others become better trainers, riders and competitors.
Having raised three daughters and a son, two of which represented Region 2 in the North American Young Rider Championships, KYB has an established Junior/Young Rider Program and a Working Student Program.
We are based out of Grand Prix Equestrian, a state of the art dressage facility located approximately 50 miles west of Chicago. We invite you to get to know us better through our web site, through KYB Connected, or better yet, in person at an exhibition or USDF show near you.