This past weekend, Playland Farm hosted their first-ever, C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic and it was a huge success! The un-mounted session in the morning left everyone more aware of their bodies and in the afternoon, riders were able to work on their positions in the mounted group lessons. Everyone had a great time and left yearning for more! Here are some photos thanks to the talented, Maya Kuntze Photography:
Congratulations to Playland Farm riders and PL Horses on a successful competition weekend! Down at the Carolina International Corinne Frankel and Excalibur (PL Calib) finished 11th in Training Rider-B.
Here at the Maryland Horse Trials- Starter Trial #1, Glenda and PL Irish Pearl finished 3rd in the Beginner Novice-B division. On KA Clover, Glenda was 3rd in Introductory-B Dressage and 4th in Introductory-B Dressage. Sofia Tamayo with PL Contessa finished 5th in the Junior Elementary division.
Kim Brokaw with PL Ace of Diamonds was 3rd in the Elementary Combined Test. Hailey Gawinske with Halo was 1st in Introductory-B Dressage and Aubrey Lowrey with PL Lucky’s Indy was 2nd in Introductory-B Dressage and 1st in Introductory-C Dressage.
Great job Playland riders and horses!!!
(pictured is Hailey and Halo)
Congrats to the Playland Farm team of riders and horses for a successful and fun weekend at Loch Moy’s Derby! Sofia and Contessa got 2nd in Elementary, Livia and Sunny got 2nd in Novice, Livia and Barney got 2nd in BN, Anna and Lexus & Alyssa and her horse, Carrie had a fantastic confidence building round!
Playland horse’s were also represented by Virginia Strench and PL Black Diamond (PL Diamond’s Inspirations older bro!) with a FIRST PLACE in Novice! Way to go everyone!
Playland Farm is excited to announce our first-ever, C.O.R.E. Rider clinic to be held, Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the farm. The clinic will feature an un-mounted group session in the morning and then mounted small-group sessions in the afternoon. The schedule will be as follows:
9:00 am-10:00 am: CORE group class
10:30 am-11:45 am: Group 1 mounted lesson
11:45 am-1:00 pm: Group 2 mounted lesson
1:00 pm-1:30 pm: Light Lunch
1:30 pm-2:45 pm: Group 3 mounted lesson
2:45 pm-4:00 pm Group 4 mounted lesson
**SPACE IS LIMITED** Sign up now!!
We are excited to announce that Glenda was recently interviewed for the publication, Southeast Equine Magazine. The magazine interviews different professionals that are experts in topics of interest to their readers. Glenda’s topic was: “I am taking my young horse off the farm for their first outing. What are some things I can do to prepare in order to have a successful outing?”
To check out the online version of the magazine, and Glenda’s article, click HERE! (page 27)
One of Playland’s homebreds, PL Calib (now known as Excalibur), is in Aiken South Carolina with their trainer, Sinead Halpin. We are excited that they are getting the opportunity to compete down south this winter and wish them the best of luck!
Just recently, at the February 7th-9th Ocala Horse Properties Winter II Horse Trials Corinna and Excalibur placed 16th in Training Horse-B division. Great job Corinne!
Check out this testimonial from one of our recent horse sales. We couldn’t be happier for Empress and her new owner!
“Empress, the 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse/Arab cross that I bought from Glenda Player this past fall, is simply the nicest horse I’ve ever sat on — and I’ve sat on a lot, as I’ve climbed the ladder to competing up to preliminary eventing. Her step is lovely and she covers a lot of ground, though she stands at about 15.2. Most importantly, she has a winning attitude — she treats work as play, and it’s always fun. The bigger the jump, the broader her smile.
Buying a horse can be frustrating, as you’ve got to kiss a thousand frogs and all that. But with Empress, the moment I put my feet in the stirrups and felt her trot and canter, I knew. During the pre-purchase, the vet said he rarely encounters such strong and healthy feet, a sentiment that has been echoed by every blacksmith she’s encountered (she hasn’t yet worn shoes).
If I were ever to buy another horse, the first place I’d stop would be Playland Farm. Horses like Empress are hard to find, and you’re darned lucky when you come upon one. I thank the cosmos every day for my good fortune. Granted, I’m her owner, but ask anyone who has seen me on this horse– including the professional Olympians who coach me– and they will nod their head in agreement. Empress is simply the best.”
Everyone from the Playland Farm team sends Rosa Lehnig of Lehnig Eventing our sincere and deepest condolences on the loss of her beloved Flynn, aka: PL Irish Thunder.
We thank her for all the love and excellent care and training she bestowed on Flynn. We hope that she will find comfort through this time of grief in knowing she gave him the best throughout his entire life.
The Stephen Bradley Jumping Clinic to be held at the farm this Saturday, January 4th, is filling up fast! There are only a few spots left so email Erinn at email@example.com ASAP to reserve your spot! Stephen is one of Playland’s favorite clinicians and his clinics are always exciting and educational.