Thursday, August 18, 2016

Find out who sold!

Hi Everyone!

This week has been an exciting week!  We want to send a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Malia on her purchase of her dream horse, PL Diamond's Inspiration.  Malia has been following Izzy for two years now!  We are so happy and honored that you chose Izzy as your dream horse, and we wish you the best as you two develop together!  Izzy will be living in the lovely state of Washington!

Malia and her newest family member, Izzy!

We are also super excited that Alice, Glenda's Irish imported mare came home from training with Tim Bourke!  Thank you Tim for all the amazing work you did with her!  We are looking forward to an active fall eventing season!  

Photo Courtesy of Mary Pat Stone
Alice and Tim through the water at Hunt Clubs, where she secured first place in a very competitive Novice division!

Keep an eye out for Glenda and Alice this fall throughout Area 2!  

See you all around!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Carrolton comes to Playland Equestrian Center again for this year's Roading of the Hounds!

Hi Everyone,

We are once again excited to invite back Carrolton Hunt Club for a Roading of the Hounds on August 28th!  We will be riding off at 8:30am.  We invite everyone to join us in the fun!  We will have a potluck brunch following our ride.

Please R.S.V.P. to if you would like to join us!

Alice's Wins First at Hunt Clubs!

Hey Everyone,

Definitely a bragging moment here!  Since I have been travelling a bit this month, I decided to put my lovely Irish import in training with Tim Bourke.  Tim just took her to Hunt Clubs HT for her first go at eventing.   Tim competed her in the Novice level at Hunt Clubs.  I couldn't be happier with his hard work training her, and it shows by their WIN of FIRST place of a very competitive Novice division. A huge THANK YOU goes out to Tim, and his entire fantastic team!  I am looking forward to my hectic summer to settle and to bring my mare home!  Expect to see us out and about this fall!  YAY!

Thank you to Mary Pat Stone for taking this fantastic picture!

Photo credits to my bff; Brook. 

Looking forward to seeing you all this fall!

Izzy's adventures!

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to update you on how much this fantastic girl has developed!  Izzy is a home bred at Playland Equestrian Center, LLC.  She is a 4 yr old, dark bay filly.  She has improved in her training by leaps and bounds!

As soon as I returned to Maryland soil from my wonderful time in Colorado, I headed on over to the Maryland Horse Trials grounds to take advantage of their open cross country schooling on their recognized course.  Multiple students of mine went, and I rode Izzy!  She was perfect!  Such a brave girl that was bold to many various Beginner Novice fences! Additionally, she has schooling at Gordansdale with a young rider!  I am so proud of how she has developed this summer, that I wanted to focus one blog completely on her!  The night of 8/3/16 she even completed her first twilight starter event at the MD horse trials!

Enjoy these videos of Izzy!  For more videos, check out my youtube channel, Glenda Player.


Continueing my education in C.O.R.E. Rider!

Hi Everyone!

I have been so busy having fun this past few weeks of July, that I haven't gotten a chance to update you all on the activities at Playland Equestrian Center, LLC and my life!  So I am going to do my best with a few updates to catch you all up on all the fun stuff that has been going on!

July brought a bit of travelling for me.  I was lucky enough to head off the farm from July 19th -26th to Colorado for an educational course in Mind Body Studies.  MBS Academy is one of my inspirations for developing the C.O.R.E. Rider program.  I was able to spend 5 days training with the head trainer of MBS, Mia Segal!

We worked on many different lessons.  All the lessons can be applied to the principles of movement we look for in quality riding and movement of a horse!  For example, throughness!  All of the various lessons focused on the connection through the human body of allowing the movement to travel through the entire spine (and one's entire body) for a more efficiently organized movement!

Mia even pulled me to the side and worked privately with me for one on one session!  I am so thankful I received this opportunity to take a week away from the farm, and continue my education!

Here are a couple pictures from some of the various courses that I have worked with MBS.

This picture is of Mia working with a fellow student.  Mia is providing feedback through touch to help this student feel how movement travels through her spine.

A picture of a couple of my good friends and fellow riders exploring some of the same concepts learned in class while seated in a saddle!
Photo credit goes to MBS Academy for each of these photos.  Thank you MBS!

Additionally,  huge thank you to everyone that took care of the horses while I was away!

Last but not least ....A shout out on a job well done to the following PL home bred owners!

On 7/24 at the Full Moon Farm Aloha Horse Trials, Virginia Strench with Black Diamond (formerly PL Black Diamond)placed 6th in Novice Rider-B and on 7/21-24 at The Event at Rebecca Farm (Kalispell, MT) Kelsey Devoille with PL Lucky Regina placed 5th in Sr. Open Training-D!  Way to go girls!