Monday, August 31, 2015

Exciting Stuff Happening at Playland!!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

With summer coming to an end, some of the Playland horses & riders went to The Maryland Horse Trials last week to compete in their final Twilight Eventing. Everyone did really well and came home with big Smiles. Glenda even took Pearl out to play around the Novice course, loving every minute of it! Thanks to Maya for snapping these photos with your phone!
Glenda & Pearl in Stadium

Glenda and Pearl on XC 

Elena & Millie in Dressage

Katie & Ebony in Dressage

With fall approaching we have some AWESOME clinics on the schedule! Check out the list and sign-up today if you want to join us! With such a great lineup these clinics are sure to fill fast!

Save-the-Date(s)! Fall 2015 Clinics!   
*September 20th: C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic
Group un-mounted only: $35/person; Mounted lesson only: $65/person;  $85/person for both un-mounted & mounted!
Email to sign-up!

*September 26th: Erin Freedman Dressage Clinic
$110/person for a 45-minute private flat lesson
Email to sign-up!

*November 14-15th: Laine Ashker 2-Day Jumping Clinic
$145/person for one day;  $275/person for two days
Email to sign-up!

*December 5th: Stephen Bradley Jumping Clinic
$115/person for a 90-minute small group jumping lesson
Email to sign-up!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Great Weekend at Playland!!

This past weekend we had a lot going on at the farm! Friday evening was our final Summer Schooling Show for the year and once again, we had a great turnout. Thank you to everyone that came to participate! The weather was amazing and everyone had fun. Special thanks to our secretary Stacie, our wonderful volunteers and our photographer Maya Kuntze! Here are a few photos from the show: 

On Sunday we had the annual Carrolton Roading of the Hounds. We had a good group of riders that came to participate and everyone had a good time! Maya also took photos for us of the day so enjoy!

Monday, August 17, 2015

LAST DAY to sign-up for a Fix-a-Test!

Hi everyone! Just a friendly reminder that TODAY is the last day to email secretary Stacie and sign-up for a Dressage Fix-a-Test at this Friday's Summer Evening Schooling Show.  We only have a limited number of spaces due to fitting everything in during daylight. We are REALLY excited for our final show of the summer and we hope to see you there!

For the Jumper Show portion of Friday, the jumps WILL BE in our lower outdoor arena (*Not in the grass*)! Riders can pre-register or sign-up on Friday for jumper classes. We will begin the jumper show portion at 5:00pm with the 12-18" division first.

To sign up...

For the registration form...

Monday, August 10, 2015

Another Playland Horse Shines (this time, in the Tevis!)


We absolutely love getting updates on former Playland horses and how well they are doing. Normally we share a lot about our more recent graduates, but today we have an older Playland resident which really shines!

Did you know: The oldest horse entered in the Tevis 100 was the 24-year-old Arabian gelding PL MERCURY (AM Autumn Mead x Playland Lady {Al-Marah Milton}) ridden by Lisa Downs.

Mercury and Lisa finished 14th! Mercury has 4565 lifetime miles and finished 6th in 2010. He is owned by Claire Godwin and was bred by Playland Equestrian Center. How cool is that?!
Way to go Lisa & Mercury! 

Also, don't forget that coming up next is our final Summer Evening Schooling Show on Friday, August 21st!! The first two have been so much fun we really hope that you can make it to our last one! Be sure to email Stacie our show secretary if you want to sign-up in advance for a Fix-a-test entry! Click here for the registration form:

Photo by Maya Kuntze Photography 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Thank you for another great show!

Good afternoon,

We just wanted to take a quick minute to thank everyone for another great show at the farm! We had a wonderful turnout and hope that everyone enjoyed themselves. (We even had a few compliments on how fun our jumping courses were!)

Special thanks to our secretary Stacie, our photographer Maya and all of our many wonderful volunteers. As always, we wouldn't be able to do it without you!

Competitor Cheryl Resch and her winning ribbons! Way to go!

For photos from the show please visit Maya's Facebook page here: and talk to her about how you can buy prints for yourself! 

*We have ONE Summer Evening Schooling Show left coming up on August 21st! So, if you've missed the first two this is your chance to come have some fun!*