Mission: to develop a superb equine talent to the top levels of United States dressage competition using the Vaughn holistic training methods and philosophy

Both Melissa and Darrell have competed successfully at top levels on horses owned by individual sponsors. The time has come for at least one of them to acquire the superlative horse that can take them to the next level of national and international competition.

Acquiring such a horse will require the efforts of numerous sponsors, acting in concert through a formal syndicate. Both Darrell and Melissa have agreed that Melissa should be the first to take up the gauntlet by way of the dressage arena, but both partners will be intimately involved.

Melissa’s long-time trainer is Scott Hassler of Hassler Dressage. Scott has served in many key development roles with the United States Dressage Federation and United Stated Equestrian Federation to identify and develop international caliber horses. He recognizes Melissa’s talent and fully supports her bid to rise to the next tier of advanced dressage competition. His endorsement of her abilities may be found below. Over the course of 2020, Vaughn Equestrian will place a priority on developing the relationships to build a syndicate and to source an appropriate mount(s) for Melissa.

We hope you have been inspired by this website’s description of the Vaughn’s integrity and their commitment to holistic development of horses as the key to competitive success. We invite you to request more information about this syndication opportunity and to join us as ambassadors of a kinder, gentler and exhilarating route to the top.