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 International Dressage Rankings 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 was the double gold medalist and team silver medalist at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games, competed at the 2019 and 2018 FEI World Cup Finals, won individual bronze medals at the 2007 and 2003 Pan-American Games, and has won individual silver and bronce medals at CDIO FEI Nations Cups in 2019 and 2020. She is qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games, and is also the recipient of the FEI Gold Badge of Honor.

Yvonne belongs to the Dominican Olympic program CRESO.

Career Highlights

2020 Qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, to be held in 2021

2020 Individual bronze medalist, CDIO Nations Cup, Wellington, FL

2020 Recipient of the FEI Gold Badge of Honor, the international federations’ highest athlete distinction

 

2019 Qualified and competed in the 2019 FEI World Cup Finals in Gothenburg, Sweden

2019 Individual bronze medalist, CDIO Nations Cup, Wellington, FL

2019 Pan American Games, Lima, Peru

  • Fourth, individual final

 

2018 XXIII Central American and Caribbean Games, Barranquilla, Colombia

  • Double individual gold medalist
  • Silver medalist, team competition

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 competition
  • 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 competition
  • Horse: Inatana Las Marismas

2003-2020: 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, Portugal, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden and England