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Yvonne LOSOS DE MUÑIZ

Yvonne LOSOS DE MUÑIZ is a Dominican athlete and competes in Dressage.

Name Yvonne LOSOS DE MUÑIZ
FEI ID 10012462
Gender Female
Date of Birth 08/09/1967
Competing for Dominican Republic - DOM
Registration Dressage 2018
Last update 29/05/2018
FEI Database

Dressage 70x70
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She learned to ride on her family's ranch while growing up in Kenya.
Why this sport? "The reason I love dressage is because it's not your typical sport that when you reach the age of 30 you're done. You need the experience, the mileage, to do this sport well."
Name of coach Kathy Priest [personal], USA; Ton de Ridder [personal], NED, from 2017; Jose Antonio Garcia Mena [personal]
Training Regime She splits her time between training in Spain, Germany and the United States of America.
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Eduardo, son Toshimi, daughter Sylvia
Residence Wellington, FL, USA
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, German, Spanish, Swahili
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the CDI*** Grand Prix at the 2018 Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, FL, United States of America. (chronofhorse.com, 07 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto "I love the puzzle of dressage, pulling it apart and putting it back together." (dressageheadlines.com, 10 Apr 2016)
Awards and honours She was named the 2017 Best International Dressage Rider by the Dominican Republic Equestrian Federation. (diariolibre.com, 14 Dec 2017) She was named one of the Best 10 Athletes of 2016 by the Dominican Olympic Committee. (diariolibre.com, 03 Apr 2017) She received the International Dressage Achievement Award in March 2015. (horsebackmagazine.com, 24 Mar 2015)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (horseandhound.co.uk, 10 Aug 2016)
Other information NATIONAL FIRSTS She became the first athlete to represent the Dominican Republic in equestrian sport at the Olympic Games when she participated at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. She was also the first equestrian athlete from the Dominican Republic to win a medal at the Pan American Games, claiming bronze on home soil at the 2003 Games in Santo Domingo. (eldia.com.do, 11 Aug 2016; CRESO - Creando Suenos Olimpicos Facebook page, 24 Jul 2016; dressage-news.com, 21 Apr 2010) RETIREMENT AND RETURN She quit dressage in October 2012 after she was unable to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She had taken her case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport [CAS], arguing that Brazilian rider Luiza Tavares [who took her place] did not have the right to compete at the event. Her appeal was denied and she declared she was quitting the sport because of the way she felt she had been treated during the process. She returned to international competition in September 2014, having been asked to reconsider her decision by the Dominican Republic Equestrian Federation. (eurodressage.com, 21 Oct 2014, 24 Oct 2012) WELL TRAVELLED Born in Nigeria to Canadian parents, she spent her childhood in Kenya before moving to Germany as a teenager to begin equestrian training. Her family subsequently relocated to Canada before she made the Dominican Republic her home after marrying Eduardo Muniz. She also holds a Canadian passport. (yvonnedressage.com, 23 Apr 2018; equestrianconnection.com, 01 May 2016; horsebackmagazine.com, 24 Mar 2015)