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!