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2019 Amazing Client Highlights

Sarah Lockman on First Apple with coach Scott Hassler after winning Pan Am Individual Gold Medal.

As 2019 comes to a close, and as Hassler Dressage prepares to move back to Florida to bring in the new year, we are grateful to our amazing clients and sponsors who helped make 2019 a year to remember!! Scott Hassler's California client Sarah Lockman riding Gerry Ibanez's First Apple won the Individual Gold Medal representing the United States at the PanAm Games, and this highest-scoring pair in all three classes helped secure the silver dressage team medal for the United States of America.  Sara Hassler with  Harmony's Boitano were third in the nation in the small tour at the national Festival of Champions,  and ended the year by sweeping all three classes in the CDI small tour competition at Devon, PA.   The year started strong, as Florida Training was exciting from the get-go -- Sarah Lockman flew her horses from CA and met her newly imported stallion, First Apple, owned by Gerry Ibanez, and trained with Scott Hassler through the month of December. When she debuted First Apple at the Burbank Festival of the Horse this spring, they won the highest score in both PSG and Intermediare I for the Pan American Selections and continued the winning streak with scores above 74 percent.

CDI at Global

Sara Hassler with Harmony's Boitano made a successful debut in the CDI Small Tour,  including two second place finishes with scores above 70 percent.

Hope Cooper with Hot Chocolate and Don Diamond earned multiple wins in the Under 25 division, placing her on top of the leader board nationally.

Jane Karol successfully completed her Sunshine Tour in the CDI Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle.

Lisa Pierson with Dallas D, successfully completed the CDI Small Tour..

Courtney Bolender on Chuck Schneider's Demetrius successfully completed the CDI Small Tour and continued their winning streak through regional championships and the CDI small tour in Devon, PA.   

Harmony Sporthorses CDI Riders, Michael Klimke and Susan Pape also had a successful Florida season with a group of lovely horses.

On the National Side at Global:

Scott Hassler with Harmony's Star Agent won their debut in Intermediare II.

Luuk Mourits had a successful tour on Harmony's Dalton.

Melissa Vaughn had consistent high placings at Fourth Level.

Jane Karol's success continued with a win in Grand Prix.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL. We are grateful for our many clients who joined us in Florida and throughout the year, including Doug and Joanne Greene and Three Day Eventer, Phillip Dutton. A special shout out to our barn manager, Camelia Montalvo, for great progress with the three horses she had in training. We were thrilled to help three sale horses from Summit Stables, ridden and trained by Sara Hassler, find wonderful new homes.   We are excited   and look forward to all the joys our 2020 season will bring!!!

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.

  • 2018 trained Olympian Three-Day-Eventers, Phillip Dutton and Boyd Martin through WEG, earning their best dressage scores to date.
  • 2019 coached Summit Farms rider, Sarah Lockman on First Apple, owned by Gerry Ibanez, to highest scores for Pan Am Games, the Individual Gold Medal and the Silver Team Medal for the United States of America.
  • Success began 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


Sara Hassler, a successful competitor and trainer, is the assistant trainer for Hassler Dressage seen here on Harmony's Boitano. With Harmony's Boitano, Sara ended 2019 tied for Reserve Champion for Intermediare I at the national Festival of Champions, and by sweeping the three CDI small tour classes at Devon.  In May 2019 the pair had their first win in a CDI Intermediare I in Canada receiving scores of 72+ and 73+ percent in a panel of 5 Olympic judges.  Earlier in Wellington, Florida they finished second in their debut CDI small tour competition with scores above 70 percent and continued their successful winter tour always in the ribbons. 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. 

  • With Harmony's Boitano, was tied for 2019 Reserve Champion for Intermediare I at the national Festival of Champions, and swept all three classes in CDI Small Tour at Devon.
  • In 2019, with Sara Hassler's Drops of Jupiter successfully competed in Regionals at Intermediare I.
  • Was 2017 Regional Intermediare II Champion on Harmony's Davidoff Hit.
  •  Won  FEI High Score awards at numerous competitions including through the winter circuit in Wellington, Florida every year since 2016 on Harmony's Boitano, Harmony's Locksley, Harmony's Davidoff Hit, and Sara Hassler's Drops of Jupiter.
  • 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.
  • Successful 2018 Educational Clinic with Steffan Peters and Scott Hassler at Riveredge, co-sponsored by Dressage Today and organized by Sara Hassler, drew record crowds.

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1455 Cayots Corner Road, Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915

Contact:   Sara Hassler

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