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)