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Steffen Peters & Scott Hassler Dressage Symposium

October 27 & 28, 2018

Co-hosted by Hassler Dressage and Dressage Today at Riveredge in Chesapeake City, MD.

Join best friends, top horsemen, and master clinicians for unparalleled training insight and inspiration! 

Back by popular demand, our country's most celebrated Olympian Steffen Peters returns to Hassler Dressage partnering with Scott Hassler to deliver two exceptional days of training, demonstrations, and discussions on developing the dressage horse through the levels. This pair have delivered educational events at USDF Symposia across the country to rave reviews.  Don't miss the opportunity to join this successful team at Riveredge as they provide riders and auditors of all levels an extraordinary, interactive opportunity for breakthroughs and advancement.  Scott and Steffen will:

* Instruct riders & provide demonstrations of optimal development of horse through the levels.

*Focus on techniques for developing collection while preserving critical qualities for success.

*Emphasize the power of warm-up, along with techniques to build the horse's willingness & confidence.

*VIP Meet & Greet Reception on Friday evening, October 26 limited to the first 50 applicants.

*Offer a special evening reception & lecture on additional topics including how to improve fitness & how to prepare a horse for competition followed by a question & answer session.

*Rider Applications are CLOSED due to overwhelming response. Thank you!

*Auditors of all levels are welcome..

*People planning to attend both days must make their own hotel arrangements. We recommend the Hampton Inn in nearby Middletown, DE or one of a number of B&Bs in the charming waterside town of Chesapeake City, MD.

Contact Sara@hasslerdressage.com for rider applications or auditor pre-registration forms.  

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About Us

H. Scott Hassler

Scott Hassler, an internationally respected trainer, competitor and in-demand master clinician, is the owner and lead trainer of Hassler Dressage. Based at Riveredge in Chesapeake City, Maryland from April through November, and then in Wellington, Florida from December through April, Scott brings his lifelong experience training dozens of horses to the Grand Prix level and successfully competing nationally and internationally as both a rider and as a coach. In this photo Scott is competing with Harmony's Diamo Gold at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI in Wellington, Florida.

  • Success as a Junior and Young Rider with multiple national titles.
  • 2+ years training with German Dressage Master, the late Herbert Rehbein near Hamburg, Germany.
  • Short-listed by USET, and finalist with 2 horses for Pan American Games
  • Developed world-renowned Hilltop Farm in Maryland and successfully selected stallions and mares for competition and breeding.
  • One of the few Americans invited to join the International Trainers Club.
  • Successful coaching to highest US finish at FEI World Championship for Young Horses in Verden, Germany.
  • Created the Young Dressage Horse Trainers Symposium sponsored by Hilltop Farm and Harmony Sporthorses, coached with friends and colleagues including Michael Klimke, Ingo Pape, Dr. Ulf Mueller, Steffen Peters, and Anne Gribbons.
  • Helped develop USEF's National Young Horse Program as coach for 10 years, conducting clinics and symposia, coaching national young horse selection trials and championships and taking teams to the world championships for young horses.
  • For nearly 20 years Scott has served on the USEF Dressage Committee and the USEF Breeding Committee.
  • He was the only dressage representative on the USEF Strategic Planning Committee, assisting in the long-term planning for the country's national sport horse organization.

Sara Hassler, a successful competitor and trainer, is the assistant trainer for Hassler Dressage.

Sara Hassler

Sara Hassler, a successful competitor and trainer, is the assistant trainer for Hassler Dressage seen here on Harmony's Davidoff Hit training passage with her father, Scott Hassler.  A lifelong dressage rider in training with international trainers Scott and Susanne Hassler, she has also trained in Germany and in clinics with international trainers including Steffen Peters, Michael Klimke, and Ingo Pape.  

  • Won regional titles and FEI High Score awards at numerous competitions including through the winter circuit in Wellington, Florida.
  • Success training horses to Grand Prix level.
  • Enjoys working with horses at all levels.
  • Gifted trainer and coach with a special ability to make learning fun for horses and riders of all ages.

Hassler Dressage Services

We welcome:

  • Horses of all levels in training, from young horses to Grand Prix.
  • All levels of horses and riders in-residence.
  • Both Sara and Scott offer lessons on and off site for youth, amateurs and professionals of all levels.
  • Conducting clinics on site, locally and across the country.
  • Sales.  We offer horses for sale, training horses for sale and specialize in matching riders to their next horse.


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Hassler Dressage

1455 Cayots Corner Road, Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915

Contact:   Sara Hassler

Phone: 443-566-3938

Email: Sara@hasslerdressage.com

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