Monday, July 27, 2015


Hello everyone!

Just a quick reminder that today is the LAST DAY to sign-up and register for a Dressage Fix-a-test at our Summer Evening Schooling Show this Friday, July 31st. All entries for Fix-a-Tests must be postmarked by today if you want to be accepted. Because this is an evening show spaces are limited. We have the wonderful Peggy Pariso judging the show this Friday so be sure to sign-up and come perfect that test!

**Email Stacie at:  by today to secure your spot!**

Hope to see you Friday evening!

Monday, July 20, 2015

One Week Left to Pre-Register!

Hi everyone,

We hope that you enjoyed your weekend and were able to stay cool with the hottest temperatures so far this summer.

We only have ONE WEEK left to pre-register for a Fix-a-Test at our Friday, July 31st Summer Schooling Show. If you are planning on doing a dressage Fix-a-Test (or two!) be sure to email show secretary Stacie today at: Riders wanting to just do jumping rounds only can register the day of the show.  We had such a great time at our last one we are really excited for this one too!

We also have another exciting announcement about the show coming later this week... so stay tuned!

Also, congratulations to Virginia Strench with Black Diamond ( aka "PL Black Diamond") for their 11th place finish in the in Junior Open Training-B division at The Maryland Summer #2 Horse Trials this past weekend. Way to go!
Virginia and Black Diamond at a PC Rally. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

New Staff Bios & Congratulations!

Good Morning,

In case you missed our posts on the Facebook page last week, we wanted to formally introduce you to our two newest staff members!

Katie R.
Katie is from Chicago, Illinois and moved to Maryland this past May to join the Playland Team. Katie grew up riding horses of all varieties & disciplines, but has found her true love in dressage and eventing. Katie also brought her mare with her to the farm! Ebony is a 12-year-old OTTB who is here with Katie to further her education and begin lower-level eventing. We are so thrilled to have these two lovely ladies at Playland! Be sure to say hello next time you see her!

Airynn S.
Airynn comes to us locally and has been riding horses since she was 5-years-old. She has competed show hunters in Ireland, ridden Mongolian ponies in Korea, trekked through Iceland, and worked with Thoroughbreds in Argentina. Airynn has spent the past four years conditioning and managing the fox hunters for the Greenspring Valley Hounds. We are so excited to have Airynn and her vast knowledge at the farm! Be sure to say hello next time you see her!

We also want to say congratulations to Louisa Woodville with Empress (formerly PL Lucky Empress) for their 14th place finish in the Open  Novice-A division at The Maryland Summer #1 Horse Trials this past weekend.
Louisa & Empress looking awesome around the courses! Photo shared from Louisa's profile page. (Thanks Louisa!)

Also, Kelsey Devoille with PL Lucky Regina finished 4th in the  Open Novice-B division at the Whidbey Island Horse Trials in Oak Harbor, WA.

Way to go riders and Playland horses!

PS- Don't forget about our two upcoming events this month:
*July 25th-26th: C.O.R.E. Rider 2-Day "Mini-Camp"! Email to sign-up!
*July 31st: Summer Evening Schooling Show #2: Email to sign-up!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Announcing our C.O.R.E. Rider 2-day "Mini Camp!!"

Good afternoon everyone!!

Hopefully you were able to enjoy your 4th of July holiday weekend! Today we are really excited to officially announce our next big event at the farm, a 2-day C.O.R.E. Rider Mini-Camp. The camp will be held Saturday July 25th, and Sunday July 26th. What is really cool about this camp is that we are offering single-day attendance or two-day attendance! Your choice! Saturday will be a C.O.R.E. on the flat day and Sunday will be C.O.R.E. over fences. Check out the details below and sign-up ASAP to reserve your spot today. Only TEN people each day can sign-up!

Tentative Schedule for each day:
9:30am-11am: Un-mounted lessons
11am-12pm: Equine Demo/Lecture by visiting clinician (to be announced!)
12pm-1pm: Catered Box Lunch from Panera Bread
1pm-2pm: First mounted
2-3pm: Second mounted
3-4pm: Third mounted, etc.
**Arts and crafts can be happening during the mounted lessons**

Cost (Includes a day stall for your horse and box lunch from Panera!):
$145/person for a single-day
$250/person for the entire weekend

Other costs (if-needed):
Overnight Fee: $25
PL school horse Fee: $15

*Email Tara today at to sign-up! Remember only 10 slots available each day!