Monday, February 29, 2016

Only 4 spots left for the March 12th CORE CLINIC!

Good morning,

We wanted to let everyone know that the upcoming C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic on March 12th is over half-way full! We only have FOUR spots left in our mounted sessions! This is a fun, interactive clinic (not too mention under $100 per person for a semi-private mounted lesson and group un-mounted lesson!) for all ages and levels. Email clinic secretary, Erinn at to reserve your spot today! Come work out those winter kinks and learn something new to start your spring season off on the "right lead!" ;)

Hope to see you on the 12th!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Paradise HT Congrats, CORE Clinic March 12 and Sale Horses!

Good morning!

First off this morning we want to send a big congratulations to Louisa Woodville with Empress (formerly PL Lucky Empress) for their 20th place finish in the Open Novice division at Paradise Farms Horse Trials this past weekend. This was their first full horse trials back this season and they are off to a great start. We can't wait to see how this pair does as the year progresses!

Next up, is our March 12th C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic. We are half-way full at point, so be sure to get your registration forms into Erinn ASAP! This year the clinics will be structured a little differently with two separate sessions, a morning and an afternoon session. We will be serving lunch for all participants in between the two sessions so everyone can meet and share during lunchtime. These biomechanics clinics are informative, educational, fun and great for all ages and levels of riders! At less than $90 per rider, they are also a great value!! Email Erinn at: today to sign-up!

Lastly, we want to send a huge thank you to photographer Maya of Maya Kuntze Photography for coming out and taking some updated photos of our sale horses. We have a great group available right now to suit a variety of amateurs and professionals alike. Our previous homebreds are competing and succeeding across all disciplines with their new owners. Visit our sales page at: for more information and pricing on all of these cuties!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Playland Updates & Happenings!

Good morning!

We are seeing snow (*yet again*) here in Maryland this morning. The horses and everyone at the farm are fed up with winter and ready for spring! We know that just about everyone reading this entry here in Maryland probably agrees with us.

So we want to look toward the springtime and think warm thoughts! We have our first C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic of the year on Saturday, March 12th 2016. Although the official first day of spring isn't until the following week, we are confident that the weather will hold up for us to have a great first clinic of the year! Plus Daylight Savings is the following day, and for us equestrians, that is almost a holiday in itself! Here is more information:

The clinic consists of a day full of lessons with un-mounted and mounted group sessions in the morning and in the afternoon.
Clinic Format:
9:30-10:15 am: First small group un-mounted session
*10:30 am-1:30 pm: First group of mounted riding lessons (1-hour lessons, 2 riders each) 
*1:30 pm-2:00 pm: Light Lunch Provided (FREE) 
*2:00 pm-3:15pm: Second small group un-mounted session 
*3:30-6:30pm: Second group of mounted riding  lessons (1-hour lessons, 2 riders each)

Clinic Pricing: 
*Sign-up for both un-mounted & mounted sessions and save! $85 for a full half-day session! 
*Un-mounted lesson only: $35
*Mounted lesson only: $65
* Space available on a first come, first serve basis. 
Contact Erin Murphy at: 
to sign-up for the 'CORE Experience' 
*Playland school horses available on a first come, first serve basis, $15 
*Stabling available in Playland's radiant-heated upper barn! $15/horse/day or $35/horse/night

Calling all WORKING STUDENTS! With spring on the horizon we are also looking for working students to join the Playland team! We are looking for a special candidates to fill open working student positions starting immediately. Our ideal candidate has a good work ethic, strong time-management skills and a keen interest in learning, as well as their own method of transportation. You must be able to work well with others, take direction and have a great attitude. Practical experience with horses is a must, and experience with young horses and a familiarity with eventing would be helpful. We maintain a 6-day workweek with consistent barn hours. Most days will consist of riding for the first part of the day with routine horse management and the availability of a lesson in the afternoon. Traveling to shows and events for the right person. Must be at least 18 years old and have your own transportation. Live-in on farm situation available for the right person.  Compensation will be in exchange for board for one horse, lessons, clinics, competitions and other opportunities. For more information about Playland Equestrian, our facilities and our horses, please visit our website: or email today! 

Looking for your next competition prospect? How about that horse of a lifetime? 
Are you looking for a horse that is talented enough for a professional but friendly enough for an amateur? Playland Equestrian Center has variety of 2-year-olds for sale that are certain to fulfill your dreams! Visit for more information or email Glenda at today!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Stay tuned: Playland Event & Clinic Dates!

Hi everyone!

We have so many great things going on at Playland that we are trying to find the time to schedule everything! The 1st C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic at Playland will NOT be on March 27th, as that is Easter Sunday (oops!). However, please stay tuned on our Facebook page , our website and this blog for the future clinic and other activity dates. We are really excited for what is in store at Playland!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2016 In Full Swing for Playland!

Good morning,

Lots of exciting things are happening this year already at the farm!  First, we would like to congratulate Haley Hughes with The Consultant (formerly PL Irish Caleb) for their 10th place finish in the Preliminary Horse-A division at Rocking Horse Winter I Horse Trials in Altoona, Florida.

Also this past weekend, Glenda taught her first C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic of the year at the Columbia Horse Center. With a group of over twenty people. everyone was able to work together and learn a lot! Glenda had a great time and is looking forward to visiting again sometime this year.

And be sure to Save-the-Date for Playland's first C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic of the year to be held on Sunday, March 27th! Stay tuned for more information or email clinic secretary, Erinn at:!