Monday, June 27, 2016

Weekend updates!

Good morning,

This past Saturday we hosted another CORE Rider Clinic at the farm and it went over very well! We had smaller groups with the new format which allowed for more one-on-one time and a more personal learning experience! Thank you to all of our riders who came and participated. We will be planning another CORE Clinic for later in the year so stay tuned for that announcement!

In the meantime, if you want to learn more about the CORE method or schedule a private CORE lesson with Glenda, visit:

Also, sending a big congratulations to Louisa Woodville with Empress (formerly PL Lucky Empress) for their 18th place finish in a big Open Training-C division at the Surefire Horse Trials this past weekend!  Way to go!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Congratulations All Around and ISO Barn Supervisor!

Good afternoon everyone,

Today we have to send congratulations to Marjorie S. on her purchase of PL Ardan Hill! We can't wait to see how he develops with you and where the future takes you both because we know it will be great!

Also, congratulations to another one of our favorite homebred pairs, Louisa Woodville with Empress (formerly PL Lucky Empress) for their 6th place finish in Novice Senior 2 at the Seneca Valley Pony Club Horse Trials this past weekend!

What a great photo of Louisa and Empress taken by Katherine Rizzo! 

Also- please help us spread the word! We are in search of a  Head Groom / Barn Supervisor!

Playland Equestrian Center, a premier dressage and eventing barn in Frederick County, Maryland has a current opening for a long-term groom position with room to grow as a team. Lovely facility that has tons of potential for growth. Looking for the right person to grow with the farm long- term. Possibility of traveling south for the winter. Position comes with shared living quarters, board for one horse, and lessons. Person must have excellent communication skills, be people-oriented, organization skills, time efficiency, be detail orientated, and have a strong work ethic. Duties include daily horse care, supervising the working students, and client relations around the barn. The ideal candidate has experience grooming at FEI level horse trials. The job is for 6 days a week. Salary will be based on experience. Serious inquiries only. Looking for a long term commitment with a minimum of 6 months. Contact with your resume.

Monday, June 13, 2016

PL Students and Horses at Waredaca Starter!

This past weekend two of Glenda's students went to compete at the Waredaca Farm Starter Horse Trials in Laytonsville, Maryland. Both students had a great time. Maya Kuntze on PL Irish Queen got a 34.7 in dressage, had a clear stadium round, but 3 refusals in cross-country put them in 9th in their Beginner Novice division. Ashley Redman on her mare PL Irish Pearl also did well in dressage, had a clear stadium round and 1 refusal in cross-country in their Elementary level division. We don't have official placings but either way we are very proud of both these ladies and their Playland homebred horses! Remember, if you are looking for your own Playland homebred to help you accomplish your dreams, we have several for sale right now at:

Ashley and Pearl on XC

Ashley and Pearl in Dressage

Maya and Queenie in Stadium

Maya and Queenie in Dressage

*All photos thanks to Maya Kuntze Photography*

Monday, June 6, 2016

Spots Filling Fast! Don't miss out! C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic Saturday June 25th

We are excited to announce another C.O.R.E. clinic at the farm! We have new un-mounted and mounted lesson plans for the clinic, including offering jumping lessons and private flat lessons!

The clinic consists of a day full of lessons with un-mounted group sessions followed by mounted lessons. Our new format breaks the clinic up into a morning and afternoon group, allowing for only a half-day commitment. (We know that weekend time is precious, so now you can come and enjoy the clinic and still have time for other commitments!)

We have also had some requests from previous clinics for private CORE lessons so we now have two spots available at the end of the day for 30-minute, private lessons with Glenda.

Information on the Clinic:

  • ​Un-mounted group session: $35
  • Un-mounted group session plus mounted small group lesson: $85
  • Private, 30-minute lesson: $65 (Only 2 spots available. First come, first serve basis!) 

Tentative Clinic Schedule:
9:00-10:30am: Unmounted group #1( Morning session)
10:45-12:00pm: Mounted group #1 (3 riders max.)
12:00-1:15pm: Mounted group #2 (3 riders max.)
1:15-1:45pm: FREE LUNCH (provided!)
1:45-3:15pm: Unmounted group #2 (Afternoon session)
3:30-4:45pm: Mounted group #3 (3 riders max.)
4:45-6:00pm: Mounted group #4 (3 riders max.)
6:00-6:30pm: Mounted private #1
6:30-7:00pm:  Mounted private #2

*Contact Erinn at to sign-up today! Space limited, don't wait!*