Riding, Training & Winning

Yvonne Losos de Muñiz

Born in Nigeria from Canadian parents, Yvonne Losos de Muñiz was the first Dominican rider to participate in the Olympics when competing in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Games. Her stellar equestrian career began at an early age instilled by her parents, and then received her formal training in Marbach, Germany. Since then, she has trained with the best coaches in the world to reach her goals. The Olympian is classified in the FEI / CBM ranking as the best ranked rider in all of Latin America, bringing multiple awards to the Dominican Republic throughout her career. Her passion for equestrian discipline is manifested in her harmonious communication with her horses and tenacious determination to train continuously in the best facilities in the world.

Yvonne won the bronze medal at the 2007 Pan-American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, repeating the feat of the 2003 Pan-American Games in Santo Domingo, where she won the individual bronze. Prior to her Pan-American medals, Losos de Muñiz won individual gold and bronze as a team in the Central American Games 2002 in El Salvador. Recently, the medalist honored the Dominican national anthem scoring a new victory at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby Grand Prix, held at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 2018 circuit, qualifying for the FEI World Cup to be held in April in Paris, France.

Yvonne belongs to the Dominican Olympic program CRESO.

Career Highlights

2018 XXIII Central American and Caribbean Games, Barranquilla 2018.

  • Silver medal in the team competitions of the dressage modality
  • Two gold medals in the modalities of Dressage and Overall.
2018 Qualified and competed in the 2018 FEI World Cup Finals in Paris, France

2016 Qualified and competed in the 2016 Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Top qualifier from Olympic Group E (Central and South America)
  • First and second in the final regional Olympic qualification rankings with Foco Loco W and Dondolo

2014 Central American and Caribbean Games

  • Individual silver medalist
  • Overall individual bronze medalist

2011 Pan American Games

  • Tenth individually
  • Six place team competition

2010 Central American & Caribbean Games

  • Silver Medal, individual dressage
  • Silver Medal, overall dressage
  • Horse: Dondolo Las Marismas
2010 Qualified for Alltech/FEI World Equestrian Games with Optimus Prime

2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro

  • Bronze medal, individual competition
  • Horse: Bernstein Las Marismas

2003 Pan American Games, Santo Domingo

  • Bronze Medal, Individual competition
  • Fourth Place, Team competition
  • Horse: Inatana Las Marismas

2002 Central American& Caribbean Games, El Salvador

  • Gold Medal, individual dressage
  • Gold Medal, overall dressage
  • Bronze medal, team dressage
  • Horse: Inatana Las Marismas

2003-2016: FEI-Level wins and placings at CDI competitions throughout the U.S. and Europe, including at:

  • CDIs in the United States: Wellington, FL, Kentucky, Chicago, California
  • CDIs in Canada: Quebec and Toronto
  • CDIs in Europe: Spain, Germany, France and England