Hassler Dressage

Training Dressage Horses and Riders for Success


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All Levels of Clinics

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 Gamers.
  • 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 in 2019 finishing second in their first CDI small tour competition in Wellington, Florida 

with scores above 70 percent.  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.
  • 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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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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