Thank You Lynn!

PL boarder Malia and her horse Gracie with Lynn! Photo courtesy John Gibert.

We just wanted to say THANK YOU to Lynn Symansky for coming to the farm over the weekend to teach a very full day of lessons! Everyone had a good day and we’re hoping to have her back again.

Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for announcements about future clinics with Lynn and other Playland activities!

More Team Playland Show Results!

Well done Haley and Malia!

11/3-4: Rocking Horse Fall Horse Trials (Altoona, FL)

·      Haley Hughes with PL homebred Excalibur (aka PL Lucky Calib): 9th in Training Rider-A

11/3: The Maryland Horse Trials Starter Event #3 (Adamstown, MD)

·      Malia Gibert with Wave Acide: 5th in Jr. Novice

Working Boarder Wanted!

Do you want to board at a top notch facility, but it’s not in the budget? Playland Equestrian Center is starting a new “working boarder” program where you will have the opportunity to work off part, or all, of your board! 

Schedules are flexible, but availability during the day is needed. Job duties can include: stall cleaning, assisting with feeding and turnout, grooming for head trainer Glenda Player, and more. Your pay of $12/hour will be applied to your board–stall or field–at one of area’s premier facilities.

To apply, please contact Glenda Player at

More results from The Maryland Horse Trials

Team Playland was back at The Maryland Horse Trials this past weekend for their Starter Event #2. Everyone had a great weekend and brought home some great ribbons!

  • Jordan Barton with Millie On Aire: 5th in Elementary-B
  • Malia Gibert with Wave Acide: 7th in Jr. Novice-B
  • Michelle Kukucka with Say It With Me: 1st in Novice-C
  • Zoe Purser with PL Lucky Indy: 8th in Jr. Beginner Novice-B
  • Alaina Smith with Red Cloud: 9th in Beginner Novice-A

Don’t forget that Red Cloud (aka “Millie”) is looking for a new home, so if you know of anyone looking for a super low-level packer, tell them to email Glenda at!


Results from The Maryland Horse Trials

Glenda took “Alice” over to The Maryland Horse Trials and had a good day to finish 9th in the Open Beginner Novice division. They were placed 2nd after the dressage, but a little green moment on cross country moved them down in the placings. But they’re already looking forward to their next show!

It was also fun to see homebred PL Lucky’s Empress with her owner Louisa Woodville finish 11th in the Training Rider division.

CONGRATS to Alexis & Izzy!

Izzy as a youngster

As you know we love getting updates on our Playland homebreds after they leave us. We were especially excited to see that “Izzy” (aka PL Diamond’s Inspiration) and her new person Alexis Larson WON their Novice 3-Day Event at the Spokane Sport Horse Farm Horse Trials. We can’t wait to see what these two do next!


Lynn Symansky coming to the farm on December 1st!

Playland Equestrian Center is thrilled to welcome Lynn Symansky to the farm for a full day of lessons! Join us for small group jump lessons (3-4 riders maximum), or private dressage lessons (very limited). Keep reading to learn more about Lynn and then sign up a guaranteed good time by clicking HERE!

Lynn Symansky has nearly 30 years of competitive equestrian experience, and 18 years of international experience. She has been competing at the Advanced level of eventing since she was 18 years old. She has an accomplished resume which includes being a member of the 2011 gold-medal winning Pan American Games team, 2014 World Equestrian Games team, 2015 bronze-medal winning Aachen Nations Cup team, traveling reserve for the 2016 Olympic Games, 2017 gold-medal winning Great Meadow Nations Cup team, and 2018 World Equestrian Games team. She has completed 10 CCI**** competitions around the world at Kentucky, Badminton, Burghley and Pau.

In addition to her competition career, Lynn also has extensive teaching experience. From coaching advanced-level competitors, talented young riders and ambitious amateurs, Lynn’s experience is valuable to all levels. Lynn is a USEA ICP certified instructor and has coached eventing and show jumping teams for the USPC at regional and national championships for many years.

Playland homebreds bringing in the ribbons!

It’s been a successful year so far for our Playland homebreds and their new owners! We love seeing the results coming in from near and far! We can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings! A few highlights …

9/15-16: Equestrian Institute Horse Trials (Cle Elum, WA)

  • Hana Morris with PL Lucky Regina: 6th in Open Training-B

9/15: CDCTA Horse Trials (Berryville, VA)

  • Grace Mykityshyn with PL Lucky’s Empress: 6th in Open Beginner Novice-3

9/1: The Maryland Horse Trials Fall Starter #1 (Adamstown, MD)

  • Zoe Purser with PL Lucky Indy: 2nd in Jr. Elementary-B

8/25-26: Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Fall Horse Trials (Leesburg, VA)

  • Shannon Bower with PL Quintessential: 2nd in Novice Rider
  • Louisa Woodville with PL Lucky’s Empress: 7th in Training Rider

8/24-26: Caber Farm Horse Trials (Onalaska, WA)

  • Lexi Larson with PL Diamond’s Inspiration: 5th in Jr. Novice-B

8/18-19: Waredaca Summer Horse Trials (Laytonsville, MD)

  • Olivia Howell with PL Lucky Valentine: 9th in Preliminary Rider

7/18-22: The Event at Rebecca Farm (Kalispell, MT)

  • Lexi Larson with PL Diamond’s Inspiration: 10th in Jr. Open Novice-B

7/13-15: The Maryland Horse Trials #2 (Adamstown, MD)

  • Olivia Howell with PL Lucky Valentine: 5th in Training Rider-B

7/6-8: Whidbey Island Horse Trials (Oak Harbor, WA)

  • Hana Morris with PL Lucky Regina: 6th in Jr/YR Novice

6/9-10: Middleburg Horse Trials (The Plains, VA)

  • Louisa Woodville with PL Lucky’s Empress: 10th in Sr. Training

5/26-27: The Maryland Horse Trials Spring Starter #3 (Adamstown, MD)

  • Zoe Purser with PL Lucky Indy: 4th in Jr. Elementary-C

5/25-27: Equestrian Institute Horse Trials (Cle Elum, WA)

  • Hana Morris with PL Lucky Regina: 4th in Novice Rider

5/10-13: Spokane Sport Horse Farm Horse Trials (Spokane, WA)

  • Bianca Linder with Malia Larson’s PL Diamond Inspiration: 5th in Open Beginner Novice

4/28-29: Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring Horse Trials (Leesburg, VA)

  • Shannon Bower with PL Quintessential: 5th in Novice Amateur

4/21-22: Longleaf Pine Horse Trials (Raeford, NC)

  • Shannon Bower with PL Quintessential: 2nd in Novice Rider-B

4/14-15: The Maryland Horse Trials Spring Starter #2 (Adamstown, MD)

  • Kim Brokaw with PL Ace of Diamonds: 3rd in Beginner Novice- Sat B

3/31-4/1: Morven Park Spring Horse Trials (Leesburg, VA)

  • Olivia White with PL Lucky Valentine: 4th in Training Rider-B

2/16-18: Rocking Horse Winter 2 Horse Trials (Altoona, FL)

  • Haley Hughes with Excalibur (aka PL Calib): 10th in Open Preliminary-B

2/16-18: Paradise Farm Horse Trials (Aiken, SC)

  • Louisa Woodville with PL Lucky’s Empress: 10th in Training Rider-Weekend

C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic, Sunday December 11th! Sign-up today!

We are so excited to announce another C.O.R.E. Clinic at the farm! New un-mounted lesson plans and exercises planned. Riders of all levels welcome to attend and this time we are offering jumping lessons! *Riders who want to jump in their mounted lessons need to make a notation when registering*

The clinic consists of a day full of lessons with un-mounted group sessions and mounted small group riding lessons (3 riders maximum). The new format breaks the clinic up into an AM and PM group, allowing for a half-day commitment. (We know there is always farm work to be done so now you can come and enjoy the clinic without having to stay all day). 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. First come first serve basis.

Clinic Format:
-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 *HOT* 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.)

*6-6:30pm= Mounted private #1 (optional)
*6:30-7:00pm= Mounted private #2 (optional)

Clinic Pricing:
Sign-up for both un-mounted & mounted sessions and save! $85
Un-mounted only, $35

As always, space available on a first come, first serve basis.

PS- Don’t forget that Auditing is FREE and auditors are welcome to join-in for either of the mounted sessions.

Sign-up now for your ‘CORE Rider Experience’ to
Erinn at:

ISO Facilities Caretaker for Playland!!!

Playland is still seeking the right person to be our next facilities caretaker! Spread the word and tell your friends!

Job duties include: chopping firewood, weed-wacking, delivering round bales, stacking hay bales, maintaining fencing + grounds, plowing/shoveling snow, assisting in the care of horses + farm animals, mucking as needed, working in the garden, maintenance on farm machinery. Operating tractor experience and basic mechanic experience required. Prefer someone local to the 21791 zip code if possible. Live-in situation available for the right person.
*This is a labor intensive job so only applicants who are willing and able to perform such tasks described should apply.* Pay $10-$12/hr+ Email today to apply!