Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Summer is in mid-swing and we are staying busy!

Hi everyone,

We wanted do a quick blog post to keep you updated on everything that has been going on. Summer is in mid-swing and things are keeping busy! Last week Glenda taught a C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic with the Howard County Pony Club kids and had so much fun! Thank you for having us! 

Also, thanks to our talented photographer, Maya Kuntze, we now have updated photos of all of the sales horses! Be sure to check out our sales page to see how well our sales horses are progressing! 
PL Ardan Hill

Visit: http://playlandequestriancenter.com/sales/ for more information! 

We wanted to send a quick congrats to Haley Hughes with The Consultant (formerly PL Irish Calib) for their 4th place finish in Open Training-A at Chattahoochee Hills Summer Horse Trials this past weekend!

A rider at one of Playland's Jumper Shows 

Be sure to tell your friends! Don't forget that we have our 2-day C.O.R.E. Rider Mini-Clinic coming up July 25th & 26th, as well as another one of our Summer Schooling Show Series on Friday, July 31st.  For more information on these events, check our Facebook page and website!! 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer Show #1 Re-cap & Other Competition Results

Hello All!

This past Friday was our first Summer Evening Fix-A-Test & Jumper show at the farm. We had a great turnout and hope that everyone had fun (despite having to move the jumper show to the grass due to flooding in our outdoor arena). Special thanks to show secretary Stacie, dressage judge Meghan Truppner, Darenth Farm for making us part of your camp, and all of our many wonderful volunteers! We couldn't have done it without you! Our 2nd Summer Evening show will be held Friday July 31st. If you couldn't make it to the first one, be sure to come to our July show for all the fun! Tell your friends!

 Lauren Edwards with Fast Shadow

Just a Flirt, owned and ridden by Alison Capron, were in the ribbons! 

And now we need to also share some show results with you!

June 13th-14th:
-Glenda with PL Irish Pearl was 14th in the Open Training-2 division at the Seneca Valley Pony Club Horse Trials
-Danielle Douphinette with PL Irish Fiona was 6th in the Beginner Novice-B division at the Valinor Farm Horse Trials

This past weekend Glenda also competed at the Surefire Horse Trials. With PL Irish Pearl the pair finished 18th in Open Training-A and with KA Clover, Glenda finished 6th in the Open Novice-A division.  

Playland is also currently seeking working students to begin late summer/early fall. If you or someone you know is interested, please email Glenda at: glenda@playlandequestriancenter.com. Applicants must be 18+ or older and have prior experience with upper-level horses.  


Monday, June 8, 2015

Congratulations to Ashley & Queenie!

This past weekend was the Waredaca Summer Starter Horse Trials held in Laytonsville, Maryland. Playland student, Ashley Redman took school horse PL Irish Queen (aka "Queenie) to the competiton. Although this is a newer pair, Ashley and Queenie did very well finishing 1st in the Junior Elementary division. Way to go!!!

Ashley is all smiles 

Ashley and coach Glenda focusing before stadium jumping 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Great Weekend for Playland horses

This past weekend was the Waredaca Spring Horse Trials held in Laytonsville, Maryland. Several Playland horses were out and about showing off their talent!

Glenda competed KA Clover in the Novice Horse division and finished in 13th with clear jumping (with 1 second of time penalty) in stadium and double-clear in cross-country.   She also competed PL Irish Pearl and finished 15th in the Open Training division.

Glenda and Clover in stadium:

Virginia Strench competed Black Diamond [PL Black Diamond] and finished 11th in the Training Rider-B division.

Olivia White with PL Lucky Valentine were 14th in the  Novice Rider-A division.

And Louisa Woodville with Empress [PL Lucky Empress] finished 13th in the Novice Rider-A division.

Way to go everyone!

Don't forget about our first Jumper Show, Cross-Country Schooling and Fix-A-Test night coming up on June 19th! Email Stacie at snichols@ccgsearch.com  to sign-up in advance!