Yvonne Barteau FEI Trainer, competitor and Instructor, USDF Bronze Silver and Gold Medalist. Author, Ride the Right Horse.
"I have been in the horse business all my life and have trained and competed horses in everything from Team Penning and barrels, to Standardbred racing. From 100 mile endurance rides, to Equine Theatre to Grand Prix Dressage.
Yvonne Barteau is a lifetime horsewoman. She has dedicated her life to understanding horses and preparing them for their careers whatever that might be. She is delighted to be able to work everyday with respected husband Kim, cherished daughter Kassie, and to have the moral support of son Jamie, beloved daughters, Jessica and Hudi.
Yvonnne has ridden many horses and coached many students to a variety of year-end awards and Regional Championships, including multiple USDF' All Breed Horse of the Year. She has competed at USET's Intermediare I Festival of Champions in Gladstone New Jersey and has won FEI classes at the prestigious Dressage at Devon Show. Yvonnes's primary interest is competition dressage and her training program is geared toward horses and riders who can work to the high competition standards of the USEF and the USDF shows both locally and nationally. Yvonne has been lucky to have years of instruction from Olympian Carol Lavell and lessons with "O" judge Gary Rockwell and Sweden's Bo Jena and Germany's Conrad Schumacher and Klaus Ballkenhol.
Yvonne has trained over ten horses to the Grand Prix Level and has won numerous USDF Horse of the Year titles as well as winning CDI and FEI classes around the United States. 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 twenty years with everything from Liberty work to bridle less Grand Prix exhibitions. They have appeared on the TODAY show, at Madison Square Gardens, Equine Affaire and Equitana as well as as training and performing with the horses at the Arabian Nights Dinner Theater in Orldando Florida. Yvonne and Kim own and operate KYB Dressage out of Grand Prix Equestrian in Maple Park Illinois.