Monday, March 30, 2015

Great Weekend at Morven Park!

This past weekend was the Morven Park Spring Horse Trials in Leesburg, Virginia.

Glenda competed KA Clover in the Beginner Novice division and finished in 4th place! She also competed PL Irish Pearl in the Training division and finished in 10th place. Way to go Glenda!

Stephanie Kohr competed PL Lucky Empress and finished14th in the Novice Horse division.

Way to go riders!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Great first weekend out for Playland Riders & Horses!

What a great weekend for the Playland horses! We are so happy that everyone was able to get out and show yesterday at The Maryland Horse Trials & Combined Test.

Here are the results:

-Ashley Redman with PL Irish Queen ("Queenie") finished 3rd-T in the Junior Introductory division.

-Glenda Player with PL Irish Pearl finished 2nd in the Training-B division.

-Sofia Tamayo with PL Contessa was 9th in the Junior Beginner Novice division.

-Louisa Woodville with Empress (PL Lucky Empress) was 7th in the Novice-B division.

-Erinn Murphy won her Introductory division on Red Cloud ("Millie").

Way to go everyone!
Erinn and Millie and their 1st place ribbon

Ashley and Queenie at the show

Monday, March 16, 2015

What a weekend at the C.O.R.E. Clinic!

Yesterday, Playland hosted their 3rd-ever, C.OR.E. Rider Clinic at the farm. We had a good turnout and despite the wind and cold, we had a great time!! The morning started with an un-mounted session in the barn isles (due to weather) and then proceeded to build on those movements in the indoor on medical balls.

After the un-mounted session finished, next was semi-private group lessons throughout the rest of the afternoon. These lessons are great because they can really take what was learned in the un-mounted session and see it translate directly into riding. 

Each clinic it's very rewarding to see how small movements and awareness can make a huge impact in riders position and movement with the horse. Of course, these clinics are still relatively new for Playland and comments & suggestions are always welcome. Please send any comments to this email.

We also want to take a minute to thank Maya Kuntze Photography for the wonderful photos she continues to provide us with after each clinic!

We also wanted to congratulate Playland horses on good rides this past weekend at shows:

-Virginia Strench with her own PL Black Diamond finished 4th in the Training-B division at the Maryland Horse Trials Derby.
-Caroline Carney on her own PL Cha Cha finished 4th in the Jr/YR Open Novice-1 division at the Pine Top Spring Horse Trials in Thompson, GA.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Auditing is FREE for Sunday's C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic!!!

Hello Everyone!!

Today is supposed to be in the upper 50's and we *think* it's safe to say that spring is finally arriving! Nothing makes the horses happier (and people) to see the sun shining, the grass coming in and temperatures rising. With that being said, this Sunday, March 15th, would be the perfect time to come out and experience something new!! Auditing is FREE for the mounted spots in our CORE Rider Clinic, and we'd love to have you come out to the farm! The mounted sessions will begin at approximately 10:30am and go until 5:30pm. We hope to see you on Sunday! 

For more information, check out the event page:

Monday, March 2, 2015

Now Seeking Working Student Applications!

We have an exciting announcement! Playland is now accepting applications for working students for this spring & summer. Come join a fun and active eventing stable to further your education and gain experience in the eventing and dressage worlds!

Please read more about our program on our lessons and training page of our website:

Also, just a side note: we still have a few spots open in the Un-mounted session for our March 15th CORE Rider clinic! Email Erinn at to sign-up today!