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: 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:

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)


Congratulations to Playland Riders at the MDHT Derby Cross

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!

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First-ever C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic- Saturday, March 22nd

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:

Time schedule:
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!!