Coaches

 Yvonne enjoys the benefits of training and working on a frequent basis with three outstanding coaches and fellow riders: Ton de Ridder from Germany, Jose Antonio Garcia Mena from Spain and her dear friend Kathy Priest from the USA. Together, they add decades of experience as competitors, riders and coaches at the absolute highest levels, including Olympics, World Equestrian Games, World Cup Finals, and European Championships. They all share Yvonne’s criteria for the proper development of the equine athlete, along with a solid, progressive training and maintenance program that leads to optimal performance in the competition ring.

Veterinarian

Jack Snyder

Dr. Jack Snyder

Dr. Jack Snyder, DVM, has been in charge of the well-being of all of the horses in Yvonne’s program for well over a decade. A world authority on equine athletes and their care, Dr. Snyder has been a part of the FEI Veterinarian Committee and also part of the official veterinarian teams at numerous Olympics, World Equestrian Games, Pan American and other regional games.

Equine Physiotherapist

Lorenzo del Pozo

Lorenzo is a key member of Yvonne’s team, responsible for the physiotherapy program for all the horses in her barn. He holds a PhD in Animal Health from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, is a graduate of Sport Science from Camilo Jose Cela University in Madrid, and has numerous degrees in human and equine osteopathy, kinesiology and physiotherapy. He is an official FEI equine therapist, and also a fully licensed human physiotherapist. He is currently part of the physio staff of the Spanish national soccer team.