Riding, Training & Winning

Yvonne Losos de Muñiz

Born in Nigeria from German and Polish parents, Yvonne Losos de Muñiz became the first Dominican equestrian athlete in history to participate in the Olympics when competing in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Her stellar equestrian career began at an early age instilled by her parents, later receiving formal training in Marbach Stud, Germany. Since then, she has worked with the best trainers in the world to reach her goals. She is classified in the FEI International Dressage Rankings as the best-ranked rider in all Latin America, bringing multiple awards and medals to the Dominican Republic throughout her career. Her passion for equestrian sport is manifested in her harmonious communication with her horses and tenacious determination to compete with success in the discipline’s main events.

Yvonne was the double gold medalist and team silver medalist at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games, competed at the 2018, 2019 and 2022 FEI World Cup Finals, won individual bronze medals at the 2007 and 2003 Pan-American Games, and has won individual silver and bronze medals at CDIO FEI Nations Cups in 2019, 2020 and 2022. She competed at the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, placing 22nd over, and took part in the the 2021 CDIO 5* Aachen, where she placed eight in the Deutsche Bank Preis Freestyle final. In 2022 she became the first athlete from the Dominican Republic to take part in an FEI World Championships, when she participated in that year’s edition in Herning, Denmark.

In 2022 she was unanimously elected as the Dressage Athletes’ Representative to the FEI Dressage Committee for the period of 2022-2026,  and is member of the Board of Directors of the International Dressage Rider’s Club (IDRC).

Yvonne belongs to the Dominican Olympic program CRESO.

Career Highlights

2022 Dressage Athletes’ Representative, FEI Dressage Committee 2022-2026

2022 Competed in FEI World Cup Finals, Leipzig, Germany

  • Tenth, Grand Prix Freestyle Final

2022 Individual silver medal-CDIO Wellington, FL

2021 Competed in CDIO 5* Aachen, Germany

  • Eight, Deutsch Bank Preis Grand Prix Freestyle

2021 Competed in the Tokyo Olympic Games 

  • Twenty-second, final individual classification

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

2019 Pan American Games, Lima, Peru

  • Fourth, individual final

2018 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)

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

2010 Qualified for Alltech/FEI World Equestrian Games

2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro

  • Bronze medal, individual competition

2003 Pan American Games, Santo Domingo

  • Bronze medal, individual competition
  • Fourth place, team competition

2002 Central American& Caribbean Games, El Salvador

  • Gold medal, individual dressage
  • Gold medal, overall dressage
  • Bronze medal, team competition

2003-2022: FEI-Level wins and placings at CDI competitions throughout the U.S. and Europe, including at:

  • CDIs in the United States: Florida, Kentucky, Chicago, California
  • CDIs in Canada: Quebec and Toronto
  • CDIs in Europe: Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Belgium and England