Teaching has always been Paulo’s passion and focus, but in 2011 he added his own riding dreams to the equation. Paulo and his longtime partner, Taloubet, started knocking on the door with consistent results at WEF in the winter, a Bronze medal in the Spruce Meadows Canadian Championships in the summer and top placings on the American Indoor Circuit: Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Washington International Horse Show and The Kentucky National Championship.
Entering 2012 with solid momentum from the previous year, Paulo continued his success throughout WEF again that winter, and on the European Super League and the American Championship Tour in the spring, summer and fall. Although Paulo Santana is Brazilian born, he currently represents El Salvador in international competition. Under his new flag, Paulo will continue to pursue his championship aspirations.
International Stables and Sales
In addition to Paulo’s riding, he operates Santana Stables. Based in Wellington, Florida USA, Paulo and his team offer training for riders from around the world. Each client has the option to customize the program towards a specific goal, whether it is short-term or extended over a long period. Paulo designs a training program to suit the aspirations of each student at home during Wellington’s international winter circuit WEF, Calgary’s Spruce Meadows summer circuit, Lexington’s Kentucky Horse Park and/or throughout Europe.
This global atmosphere provides a unique environment for sales and training. Top amateur and juniors from all over the world have purchased their equine partner’s through Paulo Santana and have gone on to become national champions, Grand Prix winners and International team members. Paulo has also developed many national champion young horses that have gone on to have important national careers.
Paulo’s education process provides a successful and thriving environment. His students also share the limelight. Hailing from El Salvador, Mexico, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Canada and United States, his students have captured Young Rider team and individual Championships as well as numerous top placings in junior, amateur and grand prix classes at WEF, Spruce Meadows and both nationally and internationally.