TJ Santaferra joined forces with Stachowski Farm in spring of 2016 to operate a Saddlebred training program in Simponsville, KY. TJ is originally from Syracuse, New York and grew up working and showing his own horses. It didn't take long for trainers to take notice of his ambition and ability on a horse, and TJ was privileged to catch ride many horses during his junior exhibitor career. He knew at an early age that training show horses was his passion and he would be relentless in the pursuit of his dreams. His first stop on the way to becoming a professional horse trainer was working for Elaine Gregory, followed by Jim and Fay Lowry, and Kathy Capsuto-Walker of Escalade Stables. Each of these jobs helped prepare him to take on the challenge of managing a world-class operation in the heart of the saddlebred industry. We are excited to have him and look forward to what the future holds at our newest Stachowski location!