Developer & Founder


Paula Paglia is a nationally recognized horse rider and trainer, with a broad base of knowledge and riding experience. Her professional accomplishments span over thirty years. In 1999 Paula became the head trainer for Dynamite Dressage Stables in Scottsdale, Arizona and holds her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medals. Paula also trained and handled the 2004 USDF Cosequin Breeder's Sweepstakes champion mare in the Southwest Series. In 2016 Paula won Arizona State Champion in Third Level, Fourth Level, Open 3rd Level Freestyle and Prix St. George. Also in 2016, Paula was the USDF 3rd Level Champion at the Region 7 Championship in California.

Over the past several years many of Paula's students have emerged into the horse world as successful professional riders and trainers. Several Horse of the Year Awards, USDF All Breed Awards, Regional Championship and State Championship titles have been earned under her guidance.

Paula has successfully coached Juniors to the North American Young Rider Championships, the Young Rider Championships and the Dressage Seat Medal National Championships. In 1998 Paula coached a group of Juniors which attended the Arabian Youth National Horseshow to four National Championships, two Reserve National Championships and fifteen top tens. Paula emphasizes a correct classical dressage seat and training, and works tirelessly with her students to develop a correct leg, seat and hand connection.


The Unisit Sit Strap System dates back several years when Paula was riding and training for the Grand Prix Level Dressage Competition. In her quest to sit better and learn the demanding movements of this level, her coach fashioned a curious device. Two stirrup leathers were fastened around her, creating a contraption that was promised to help find a more stable and connected seat than ever before. The results were spectacular!

Eager to share this newly discovered feel, much time and energy was spent over the next few years developing a Strap that would consistently produce this amazing result; while at the same time incorporating other features to promote safety and comfort. What evolved is the Unisit Sit Strap System. The door has been opened for riders to feel and achieve a correct seat! 

Today Paula keeps busy coaching riders and horses of all levels, and currently has established her Paula Paglia Dressage program at her 7.5-acre rance located in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

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