Yvonne Barteau is one of this nation’s most celebrated riders and a lifelong horse trainer. After a start in both Western and Hunt seat riding as a teenager Yvonne spent seven years in the Racehorse industry eventually becoming a trainer in that field. She then spent several years starting horses and fixing behavior problems before being hired on as the Principle Trainer and a Feature Performer for the Arabian Nights Dinner Theater in Orlando Florida. It is during that timeframe that she met, and married her husband and business partner, Kim Barteau. Since then, she has earned her United States Dressage Federation Gold, Silver and Bronze medals as well as her Gold, Silver and Bronze freestyle bars. Her Business KYB Dressage has trained over a dozen horses to the Grand Prix Level and over 50 to Prix St George. Yvonne has qualified horses and riders for World Championships and World Cups and earned dozens of National and Regional titles. In 2015 her long time training project and friend, the Holsteiner stallion GP Raymeister was named Most winning Horse in USDF History. Yvonne Barteau has published two award winning books. Her recent release The Dressage Horse Manifesto is the second of two books she has authored on horses. Ride the Right Horse, examines the impact of human and horse personalities and how they work together. Yvonne has also authored multiple screenplays, including The Spirit of the Horse, All the Kings Horsemen, and Dream Upon A Horse. Yvonne is also a sought after equine entertainment producer. She has produced and performed the sold out Breyerfest evening show at the Alltech arena in Lexington Kentucky as well as The Night of Dancing Horses for the National Western Stock Show in Denver Colorado. Her equine productions often have layered story lines and imaginative costuming as well as fine horsemanship. Yvonne and her husband Kim are KYB Dressage and they are based out of both their Maple Park Illinois and Bell Florida locations. In order to share their knowledge with in so many avenues of Horsemanship they have recently opened KYB Connected which is an online interactive learning site with information on everything from grooming and ground control to finishing a Grand Prix horse! All proceeds from KYB Connected, sales of her books and movies go to benefit Horses without Humans the 501c3 started in 2017 which is dedicated to repurposing unwanted horses in the US. Yvonne is also an award winning film maker earning titles at both the 2015 and 2016 Equus Film Festival in New York for her films that bring awareness to the plight of unwanted horses while also capturing the magic of what equine theater can achieve. Her newest release Into the Spotlight Two premiered at the 2017 Equus Film Festival and has already received some grand reviews.
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