Fernando de los Santos is the second runner in the “El Duende” block in Aranjuez, although in reality it is much more. It’s a “producer” of young and fast horses and it is also the right hand of Eduardo Alvarez Aznar. Fernando was based in Germany when he received the offer to work in Aranjuez, in the best Salto block in Spain. He returned to Madrid six years ago and now forms a winning tandem with the leader of the national ranking.

Successes on the ground are the fruit of long work and dedication. The result of the competition, a course of approximately 80 seconds, is the result of months of work. And Fernando, in addition to competing as a rider or driving the stable truck, is also the trainer of Eduardo’s horses when he is away from the stable. In order to achieve a demanding program of high-level competitions, horse rotation is essential. Eduardo will soon compete in Miami and Mexico and so that when he returns he can ride the horses that remain in Spain and that they are perfectly trained, there is Fernando.

Although it is essential to constantly sell and buy horses to maintain the business, some are already part of the “family” and their sale is almost out of the question. “Isba caps” This is one of them. She is a mare from the Álvarez Aznar family, whose name corresponds to the initials of Eduardo’s eldest daughter, Carlota Álvarez Pérez de Seoane. With this mare, Fernando put the finishing touches to his participation in the thirtieth edition of the Andalusia Sunshine Tour, winning the 1.35 meter Grand Prix. Thanks to this, he won three of the eight events he participated in.

Fernando had very good placings with other horses, young and experienced. One of his main mounts, “Geisha”after an exceptional performance during the Andalusia Sunshine Tour, was sold to the English Nina Barbour.

Fernando’s goal continues to be to prepare good horses, to get the maximum sporting performance out of them and in this way they can be mounts for Eduardo in the medium term or animals that can be put on the market. For this, he is in the right stable, has the necessary infrastructure and has the support of the best rider in Spain.

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