Monday, December 22, 2014

Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays!!

With Christmas only a few days away, everyone at Playland Farm wanted to send out our warmest wishes & Happy Holidays to all of our fantastic clients! We are very thankful for the wonderful members of the Playland team and are looking forward to big things to come in 2015!

Also, don't forget that we have some talented youngsters available for sale, at discounted prices only through the end of this month!! Don't miss out on this great deal to find your next equine partner!
Visit: for more information!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

As we head into the holidays

Good afternoon everyone!

As we head into the holidays, Playland Farm has been staying busy and preparing for this exciting time!

Our first C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic for the 2015 year has been scheduled and is filling up fast! The clinic will be held on Saturday, January 10th with an un-mounted session in the morning followed by mounted small group riding lessons.  If you are interested in learning more about the CORE Rider program, you can visit our website at:  And of course, if you would like to join in the fun, you can sign-up today to Glenda at:

Also, don't forget that we have some very talented weanlings that are for sale and ready to go to their new homes!! Now through the end of this month only, there is a holiday sale happening on their prices. How much you say? 15% off ALL sales prices! That's right! You read it correctly! You don't want to miss out on these great youngsters at such a terrific price.  For more information on our current group for sale, you can visit:

Monday, December 8, 2014

Great Weekend at the farm with Stephen Bradley!

Good afternoon everyone!

This past weekend, Playand hosted Olympian Stephen Bradley at the farm for a jumping clinic. Although it was a cold and rainy day, we still had fun and a great turnout of auditors, too!  As always, we enjoyed having Stephen at the farm and can't wait to see him again in 2015.

Here are a few photos from the clinic thanks to Maya Kuntze photography:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Featured Horse for Sale: Izzy

For Sale: PL Diamond's Inspiration, aka "Izzy"

Izzy is coming three-years-old and currently measures 15.1h.  She is ready to start her training towards backing her.  Izzy is priced to sell at $6,500 and price will increase with more training. Don't miss out on this sweet mare who has the talent for any discipline you want her to go!

Free- jumping:


At liberty (an older video):

Monday, November 24, 2014

1/2 Lease Horses Available at Playland!

Good Morning!

As we head into winter time, we wanted to let everyone know about some wonderful horses available at Playland for 1/2 lease on the farm.  And yes, that means use of our radiant-heated barn and bright indoor arena!

Our half lease program is $250.00/month for 12 rides (3 rides a week) and one free hauling off the property per month.  The participant must be in regular lessons (minimum of two lessons per month). Lesson fees are not included in half lease, nor is that ride considered one of the 12 rides/month.

Arab pony 14 h mare.  Contessa has been competing at the BN level with a young rider.  She is a particularly well suited for a young rider that is ready to get a little more serious about learning to ride.  Quiet and easy to handle both on ground and under saddle - yet will make you work for it just enough under saddle to teach you how to be effective in tack without breaking your confidence.

IDSH mare 15.1h  is a been there seen that kind of mount.  Perfectly suited for the beginner rider or timid rider to gain confidence on under saddle.  She has competed through Novice level eventing and even schools some Training level XC obstacles.

IDSH mare 15.2h is extremely sweet and quiet mare.  She is especially talented in teaching riders to learn how develop contact under saddle.  She has been competed in dressage through training level and evented BN/Novice level.  She is quiet and patient with her riders.  Excellent for adult amateurs or young riders.

IDSH mare 16.3h  is a very quiet mare.  She was professionally trained in Florida and competed through Training level eventing with consistently being in the ribbons!  She has found a forever home at Playland as one of our school horses.  She is great for the taller serious rider that wants to learn how to event.

If you are interested in coming to the farm and leasing one of our wonderful horses, please contact Glenda today at:

Monday, November 17, 2014

Catching Up on a Few Things!

Good Morning Everyone!!

Things at Playland have been extremely busy lately!

First, we would like to "officially" welcome Laura to Playland Farm! Laura is at Playland furthering her equine education as a groom for Glenda. We are happy to have her on board!

Second, we wanted to remind everyone that currently, the Stephen Bradley Clinic on December 6th is full. However, this doesn't mean that you still can't attend as an auditor. We would love to have you come out to the farm to watch and learn from Stephen! And remember, auditing is FREE!

Also we would like to send a quick congratulations to Caroline Carney with PL Cha Cha who finished their eventing season 5th in the Open Novice division at Full Moon Farm's Horse Trials this past weekend!

We hope everyone has a great week!

PS- Don't forget that Playland has some wonderful horses available for 1/2 lease on the farm! We have a horse for every size and skill rider so be sure to check out our website for more information!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Playland Horses Weekend Results

Good afternoon bloggers!

We wanted to send congratulations to the following Playland horses and their riders!

Yesterday, at the Cabin Branch Schooling Event (held in Raeford, NC) Olivia White with PL Lucky Valentine finished 15th in the Novice-B division.

Locally yesterday at the Maryland Horse Trials Fall Starter Event #3  in Adamstown, Maryland Virginia Strench with Black Diamond was 2nd in the Junior Training division and Tara Wiggins with PL Zeiss was 13th in the Beginner Novice-B division.

Great job everyone!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Waredaca Training Three-Day Competition

Last week, Glenda took homerbed PL Irish Pearl to Waredaca Farm for their annual Three-Day competition. This competition is unlike any others throughout the year, as it resembles the old, long-format of eventing. What is the long format you may ask? The traditional long format includes four phases of endurance: Phase A--Roads and tracks (walking and trotting); Phase B-- Steeplechase (galloping over about eight steeplechase fences); Phase C--Roads and Tracks (walk and trot as a cool down); and Phase D, cross country.

Glenda and Pearl scored a 38.3 in dressage, and then successfully completed the other phases of roads and tracks, steeplechase and cross country, with only a few minor time penalties. Then, they went on to jump a double-clear show-jumping round to finish off the competition in 10th place overall!

We are really proud of both Glenda and Pearl and can't wait to see where they compete next season!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Great Weekend for Playland Horses!

Good Morning, 

This past Saturday was the Maryland Horse Trials #3 held in Adamstown, Maryland. Glenda took Pearl and Clover to compete, and did very well! Both girls were fantastic and although Pearl was 'a little too big for britches' she still pulled out a lovely dressage test and two double-clear rounds in stadium and cross-country in the Open Training division, giving her a 7th place finish. Up next for Pearl is the Waredaca Farm Three-Day starting next week! We are so excited for her as she continues to progress and do well in competitions.

Glenda also competed Clover in the Open Beginner Novice division and had a fantastic end to her season with clean jumping rounds and her best dressage test to-date! Glenda is very proud of her and how far she has come in such a short amount of time.

On Sunday, Glenda took several students to the Woodstock Equestrian Park in Beallsville, MD to practice some cross-country schooling! They showed up in-style in the new Playland Farm trailer and all of the horses were wonderful. Everyone had a fun time and is looking forward to their next outing!  

Thanks Maya for these photos! 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Weekly Show Results are In and a Great Horse Still for Lease!

Good afternoon!

This past weekend, Glenda took PL Irish Pearl to compete in another Training-level division at Morven Park Horse Trials in Leesburg, Virginia. They rode in the Open Training division which had over 20 horses entered and took 8th place with a double-clear cross-country round and only one rail in stadium jumping. Way to go Glenda and Pearl!

Also, at the Windridge Farm Fall Horse Trials in Mooresboro, NC Olivia White rode PL Lucky Valentine and finished in 5th in the Beginner Novice-B division.  Nice job!

On another note, one of Playland's boarder's horses is for lease on-farm. Coy is an 11-year-old Quarter Horse for lease. He is very gentle and easy-going, and is perfect for trail riding or low-level eventing. She is asking $150/month to lease him. Contact Angela Nicole Bladen at (240) 482-9536 if you or someone you know is interested!

(photo of owner Angela and Coy out on a hack) 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Weekly show results: Surefire Horse Trials

Good afternoon Bloggers!

This past weekend, several Playland horses competed at the Surefire Horse Trials in Purcellville, Virginia so we wanted to share with you the results. Virginia Strench competed with her own Black Diamond and finished 11th in the Open Novice-D division. Olivia White rode PL Lucky Valentine and finished 3rd in the Open Beginner Novice-A division. Glenda also took PL Irish Pearl and competed in the Open Training-A division, but had a little miscommunication and a stop which landed them in 13th place.  Pearl still has some learning to do, but Glenda knows what she needs to work on with her now and ready to tackle it!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Constantly Learning

Good afternoon everyone!

Lately, as you know, Glenda has been focusing on gaining experience for two of her mares in training, KA Clover and PL Irish Pearl. Last weekend, she did just that! Glenda took both mares to the Marlboro Horse Trials held at the Rosaryville State Park in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. It was an usually hot day in the midst of the cool summer we've had and the girls were not liking the warmer temps! Glenda competed Pearl in the Open Training division and was able to finish with two rails in stadium and a little hang-up on cross-country. Although it wasn't their best competition to-date, Glenda said Pearl was a trooper in the heat, and still went around everything bravely.

Clover competed in the Open Beginner Novice and did well finishing in 7th place. Clover was unsure in a "looky" stadium round, but overall very brave with only one rail in stadium and a clear cross-country course!

Overall, Glenda is happy that both girls got around and got more experience at events. Up next is the Surefire Horse Trials this weekend (September 27 & 28) in Purceville, Virginia.  Clover is getting the weekend off, but Pearl will be competing in the Open Training division again.  Stay tuned to see how they do!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Great Weekend at Seneca Valley for Playland Horses & Riders

This past weekend, several Playland horses and riders competed at the Seneca Valley Horse Trials held in Poolesville, Maryland.

Glenda rode PL Irish Pearl in her first-ever Training division and finished in 10th on her dressage score of a 43.2. She also competed training horse, KA Clover in the Beginner Novice Horse division and finished in 8th on their dressage score of a 42.0. Glenda is so proud of both mares for doing such a great job!

Also at Seneca Valley, Corinne Frankel competed her own Excalibur (PL Calib) and finished 5th in the Jr/YR Open Preliminary. Way to go Corinne!
Corinne and Calib in cross-country (photo credit: Corinne's Facebook page)

Virginia Strench also rode her own Black Diamond and finished 14th in the Junior Novice-1 division. Nice job!

In another part of Maryland, at the Fair Hill Fall Horse Trials, Caroline Carney competed her own PL Cha Cha and finished 2nd in the Novice Rider-B division. Great riding!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

More Show Results for Playland Horses

We wanted to share another result with you from the  MDHT Fall Starter #1 in Adamstown, MD held this past weekend. Louisa with PL Lucky's Empress finished 9th in the Novice-C division.

At the Five Points Horse Trials  held in Southern Pines, NC Shanna Sloan with PL Lucky Valentine finished 6th in the Open Novice-A division.

And lastly, at the Ashpen Farms Fall Horse Trials held in Yelm, WA Kelsey Devoille with PL Lucky Regina were 5th in the Open Novice division.

Way to go Playland horses!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Congrats to Sofia and PL Contessa!

Sending congratulations to student Sofia Tamayo and PL Contessa who finished on their dressage score of 37.5 at their first Beginner Novice yesterday at Loch Moy! Way to go!  
(Here is a photo of the pair from the jumper show a few weeks back)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Great Weekend at Loudon Hunt Pony Club Horse Trials!

Playland Farm horses had a successful weekend at Loudon Hunt Horse Trials! Glenda and Pearl had a double-clear cross-country round, a clean stadium with a little time, and a good dressage test with a score of 31.5. This landed Pearl a 5th place finish in the Novice Horse division.
(Glenda and Pearl a few weeks ago at Olney Horse Trials)

Another mare Glenda is training, KA Clover, had her best dressage test to-date with a score of 34. She also had a clean stadium jumping round with a little time, and a clean cross-country round too. Glenda and Clover finished 9th place out of 18 in the Beginner Novice Horse division.

(Glenda and KA Clover a few weeks ago at Olney Horse Trials)

Glenda said she was quite pleased as both mares were on their a-game this weekend and were listening to Glenda's half-halts all while paying attention to their footwork! Congratulations to another successful competition for these Playland mares!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Welcome to the *NEW* Playland Farm Blog!

Good Morning Everyone!

There are so many wonderful things going on at the farm! And although we love our Facebook and website news, we wanted to be able to share some more details and photos with you. Hence why we created this blog! Stay tuned to see weekly posts and updates on all of the exciting things (and some of the day-to-day happenings) at the farm.

Thanks for reading!

Playland Farm, LLC
Union Bridge, MD