Hearing from PL Kalley’s Owner (all great things!)

“Hi Glenda!
I realized it’s been a year since I bought Kalley, so I figured I’d send you a quick update! First off, she’s doing great and I love her to pieces I originally bought her knowing I might want to put some training on her and then re-sell, but she’s here to stay. She’s full of personality, but so wonderfully consistent and steady at the same time. Her flatwork is coming along well, with many thanks to the great foundation you gave her. Her lateral work is just lovely – she’s always had a knack for it. Best of all though is her jumping! The mare can’t get enough, and her mood is instantly better if we start going over fences. She has a lovely tidy, careful jump and was schooling courses up to 3’3” last fall (unless the fence is a white gate… then she doubles the height lol). We’ll be headed out to some xcountry schoolings and hopefully do a novice horse trial or two this summer. I really can’t say enough about her – I bring her over to school at dressage farms and the trainers drool over her natural self carriage and say things like, “But you’re going to take her dressage shows, right? You have to! She’ll win!”. I bring her out to school courses and people make offers on her. She’s even fantastic when my fiance comes out to watch me ride and hops on to cool her off – keeping an ear on me the whole time and never taking a step out of place.
-Noelle”

Congrats to Playland horses and their owners!

Playland horses are at it again-this past weekend, several of Playland’s horses were out and about with their owners. Way to go to Lousia W. and PL Lucky Empress for completing their fist-ever Novice horse trials together! Congratulations to Shannon B. and PL Darby for competing and placing in the National Division at ANRCs.  Also, congrats to Carolyn L. and PL Cha Cha got first this weekend at their competition as well. Way to go everyone!

Immediate Openings for Working Students!

Attention: Playland Farm is seeking working students!

Working students are required to be 18-years-old. Long term working students stay for a minimum of six months, and receive free housing at the farm and board for one horse. Short term working students generally come for the summer or spring break, and receive board at a reduced rate.

All students are encouraged to bring their own horse if they have one. Depending on the students’ skill level, students may receive the opportunity to work several horses a day, whether it is in-hand or under saddle, including their own horse in addition to other farm and operational tasks. Limited housing available.

Email Glenda TODAY at: glenda@playlandequestriancenter.com for more information!

Maryland Starter #2 results

Playland farm horses and riders had a great weekend at the Maryland Horse Trials starter #2!

Glenda and PL Irish Pearl WON their Novice-A division on a dressage score of 26.50. Caroline Carney riding PL Cha Cha also won their Junior Novice-B division! Virginia Strench riding Black Diamond finished 10th in Junior Novice-B. Louisa Woodville riding PL Lucky Empress was 6th in Beginner Novice-B. Livia Schuller (student) was 3rd in Junior Novice-B on her own mare, Sunny Smiles.

Announcing the second C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic, May 11th!

Back by popular demand, Playland Farm is hosting another C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic!

Join us for a day of lessons with an un-mounted group session in the morning and then mounted small group riding lessons (3 riders maximum) in the afternoon.

Interested in a jumping lesson? If there is enough interest, we will hold C.O.R.E. jumping lessons in addition to the flatwork lessons.

Clinic Format:
9:00 am-10:00 am: Group un-mounted session, $35
10:00 am-1:00 pm: First group of mounted riding lessons, $50
1:00 pm-1:30 pm: Light Lunch Provided
1:30 pm-4:00 pm: Second group of mounted riding lessons
Sign up for both un-mounted and mounted lessons and save! $75

Auditing is FREE and Auditors are welcome for the mounted sessions!

Space is limited sign-up now to:
Erinn at: emurphy@arbee.net

C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic a HUGE Success!!

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:

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Playland Riders & Horses Shine at Weekend’s Competitions

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)

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