Thursday, August 18, 2016

Find out who sold!

Hi Everyone!

This week has been an exciting week!  We want to send a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Malia on her purchase of her dream horse, PL Diamond's Inspiration.  Malia has been following Izzy for two years now!  We are so happy and honored that you chose Izzy as your dream horse, and we wish you the best as you two develop together!  Izzy will be living in the lovely state of Washington!

Malia and her newest family member, Izzy!

We are also super excited that Alice, Glenda's Irish imported mare came home from training with Tim Bourke!  Thank you Tim for all the amazing work you did with her!  We are looking forward to an active fall eventing season!  

Photo Courtesy of Mary Pat Stone
Alice and Tim through the water at Hunt Clubs, where she secured first place in a very competitive Novice division!

Keep an eye out for Glenda and Alice this fall throughout Area 2!  

See you all around!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Carrolton comes to Playland Equestrian Center again for this year's Roading of the Hounds!

Hi Everyone,

We are once again excited to invite back Carrolton Hunt Club for a Roading of the Hounds on August 28th!  We will be riding off at 8:30am.  We invite everyone to join us in the fun!  We will have a potluck brunch following our ride.

Please R.S.V.P. to if you would like to join us!

Alice's Wins First at Hunt Clubs!

Hey Everyone,

Definitely a bragging moment here!  Since I have been travelling a bit this month, I decided to put my lovely Irish import in training with Tim Bourke.  Tim just took her to Hunt Clubs HT for her first go at eventing.   Tim competed her in the Novice level at Hunt Clubs.  I couldn't be happier with his hard work training her, and it shows by their WIN of FIRST place of a very competitive Novice division. A huge THANK YOU goes out to Tim, and his entire fantastic team!  I am looking forward to my hectic summer to settle and to bring my mare home!  Expect to see us out and about this fall!  YAY!

Thank you to Mary Pat Stone for taking this fantastic picture!

Photo credits to my bff; Brook. 

Looking forward to seeing you all this fall!

Izzy's adventures!

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to update you on how much this fantastic girl has developed!  Izzy is a home bred at Playland Equestrian Center, LLC.  She is a 4 yr old, dark bay filly.  She has improved in her training by leaps and bounds!

As soon as I returned to Maryland soil from my wonderful time in Colorado, I headed on over to the Maryland Horse Trials grounds to take advantage of their open cross country schooling on their recognized course.  Multiple students of mine went, and I rode Izzy!  She was perfect!  Such a brave girl that was bold to many various Beginner Novice fences! Additionally, she has schooling at Gordansdale with a young rider!  I am so proud of how she has developed this summer, that I wanted to focus one blog completely on her!  The night of 8/3/16 she even completed her first twilight starter event at the MD horse trials!

Enjoy these videos of Izzy!  For more videos, check out my youtube channel, Glenda Player.


Continueing my education in C.O.R.E. Rider!

Hi Everyone!

I have been so busy having fun this past few weeks of July, that I haven't gotten a chance to update you all on the activities at Playland Equestrian Center, LLC and my life!  So I am going to do my best with a few updates to catch you all up on all the fun stuff that has been going on!

July brought a bit of travelling for me.  I was lucky enough to head off the farm from July 19th -26th to Colorado for an educational course in Mind Body Studies.  MBS Academy is one of my inspirations for developing the C.O.R.E. Rider program.  I was able to spend 5 days training with the head trainer of MBS, Mia Segal!

We worked on many different lessons.  All the lessons can be applied to the principles of movement we look for in quality riding and movement of a horse!  For example, throughness!  All of the various lessons focused on the connection through the human body of allowing the movement to travel through the entire spine (and one's entire body) for a more efficiently organized movement!

Mia even pulled me to the side and worked privately with me for one on one session!  I am so thankful I received this opportunity to take a week away from the farm, and continue my education!

Here are a couple pictures from some of the various courses that I have worked with MBS.

This picture is of Mia working with a fellow student.  Mia is providing feedback through touch to help this student feel how movement travels through her spine.

A picture of a couple of my good friends and fellow riders exploring some of the same concepts learned in class while seated in a saddle!
Photo credit goes to MBS Academy for each of these photos.  Thank you MBS!

Additionally,  huge thank you to everyone that took care of the horses while I was away!

Last but not least ....A shout out on a job well done to the following PL home bred owners!

On 7/24 at the Full Moon Farm Aloha Horse Trials, Virginia Strench with Black Diamond (formerly PL Black Diamond)placed 6th in Novice Rider-B and on 7/21-24 at The Event at Rebecca Farm (Kalispell, MT) Kelsey Devoille with PL Lucky Regina placed 5th in Sr. Open Training-D!  Way to go girls!  

Monday, July 18, 2016

Cross Country Schooling the youngsters! So much fun!

Hey Everyone!

Another busy week has come and gone!  We had a blast this past week adding more training to the youngsters here at Playland Equestrian Center!  Izzy furthered her training with jumping the Beginner Novice fences here at Playland, and even went to Gordansdale to school water, ditches, and more!  She did great, even when ridden by a 16 yr old!  Check out the small video clips below to see her progress!  We also want to give Annie, another upcoming Irish sales prospect, a shout out!  She is developing beautifully!  Soon we will update you on more videos of her progress! But for now, know that she is something special!  She came schooling with us, mostly as a hack horse - but she entered the water and jumped some small logs with confidence!  I love it when you give a youngster a patient, quiet start  -- it pays off!  While is seems slow in the beginning -- they improve by leaps and bounds later as they become confident in their ability! Thanks for sharing in watching their progress with us!

Here are a few more video clips of Izzy from this past week:

We also want to congratulate the following homebreds and owners:

Louisa Woodville with Empress (formerly PL Lucky Empress) in placing 14th in the Open Training-C division at The Maryland Horse Trials #2 + CIC
Caroline Carney with PL Cha Cha for her 4th place finish in Novice Rider- B at the Chatttahoochee Hills Horse Trials on the weekend of 7/9-10.
Way to go team PL!

Have a great week!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Fun times off the farm!

Hi Everyone!

This past week has been a busy and productive week at Playland Equestrian Center, LLC!  We have had the wonderful Tiffany Cunningham join us for a couple weeks to help out around the stables.  She has been fantastic, and we are on a mission to get as much done as possible!
Tiffany competing her horse, Sportsfield Jinx, at 
Millbrook Horse Trials in Preliminary.
Photo Credit Faith Potorski.

Izzy and Clover have been out multiple times this week - both to Waredaca's Tuesday evening show and to a clinic with Stephen Bradley at A Bit Better Farm.  Izzy was super impressive with her behavior off the property at both locations!  She stayed true to her bloodlines with a calm and quiet disposition!  Check out the link below for a video of Izzy at the Stephen Bradley Clinic! Keep in mind, Izzy is available for sale at Playland Equestrian Center, LLC. 

Also, a huge congratulations to Haley Hughes on The Consultant (formerly PL Irish Calib) for placing 11th in Open Preliminary-B at Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials this past weekend!

Tell your friends!  Playland Equestrian Center, LLC is in search of a barn supervisor/ head groom.  Please send your resume if interested.