Scott Hassler Speaks at Dressage at Devon Forum


Scott Hassler will be the speaker at the Dressage at Devon Forum on Wednesday, September 26, 2007. During The Breeding and Development of the Young Dressage Horse participants will enjoy a brief lecture as well as a lively question and answer discussion session. A buffet dinner will be served.

“We are very excited to have Scott Hassler at Dressage at Devon,” says Melanie Sloyer, Board Member of Dressage at Devon. “Education is an important piece of this event and Scott brings a wealth of knowledge to the forum.”

Hassler, President and Director of Training for Hassler Dressage, brings a wealth of experience to the Dressage at Devon Forum. A veteran of eventing and open show jumping competition, Hassler rode for the early Holsteiner organization in the U.S. as a teenager, preparing horses for auction and sale out of the Holsteiner headquarters in Virginia. As a young adult, Hassler turned his talents, passion and energies to the sport of dressage and warmblood breeding. In Germany, training with the late Herbert Rehbein, he began to understand more deeply the connection between breeding and sport. Returning to the US, Hassler built the breeding program at Hilltop Farm, simultaneously training and developing a dozen horses to Grand Prix. He was listed on the USET's Short List, and was a finalist for the Pan American Games Selection in 1995.

Hassler created the Young Dressage Horse Trainers Symposium in 2005, is a member of the USEF Dressage Committee and the USEF Breeding Committee, and has chaired the USDF Sporthorse Committee since 2001. His leadership has helped bring about such developments as the sport/breeding related record-keeping system now used in the USDF and USEF. He is the dressage representative for the USEF Strategic Planning Committee, assisting in the long-term planning for the country's national horse sport organization, as well as the USEF Young Horse Coach.

The Breeding and Development of the Young Dressage Horse Forum will be held in the Devon Room at the 33rd Annual Dressage at Devon Horse Show, on the Devon Horse Show Grounds in Devon, PA. The Forum will begin at 7:00 (doors open at 6:00 pm.). Tickets are $35. For information or to purchase tickets, contact Anne Moss at 610-316-4294 or annemoss@verizon.net.

Dressage at Devon is the highest rated international dressage competition and most complete breed show outside of Europe. Olympic medalist Robert Dover calls Dressage at Devon “the standard by which all American horse shows should be judged.” Dressage at Devon takes place at the Devon Horse Show Grounds, Route 30, in Devon, Pennsylvania. For more information on Dressage at Devon please visit www.DressageAtDevon.org.

Related Links
Horsesdaily "On the Scene" at 2007 Dressage at Devon
The 2007 USEF/Markel National Young Dressage Horse Championships




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