Farm Maintenance Worker/ Facilities Caretaker Wanted

Spread the word! Playland is looking for a reliable maintenance worker to help out on the farm. Job duties include: chopping firewood, weed-wacking, delivering round bales, maintaining fencing + grounds, plowing/shoveling snow, maintenance on farm machinery, basic plumbing, electrical, and various building maintenance also a plus, etc. Operating tractor experience a must, and basic mechanic experience appreciated. Experiences with horses is not necessary as long as candidate is comfortable working around them. Housing is available. Pay is subject to experience, but starts at $10/hour. Contact for more information.

Don’t wait! Sign-up for Laine Ashker today!

Don’t wait! Sign-up to ride with Advanced-level eventer Laine Ashker next month at Playland Equestrian Center, LLC! Laine will be back in Maryland hosting a 2-day jumping clinic for riders of all ages and levels. Participants can ride for one day or both at a discounted rate. Email clinic organizer, Erinn Murphy at: to sign-up today!

PL Irish Pearl- FOR SALE

2008 15.2h grey Irish Draught Sport Horse mare. “Pearl” is by PL Diamond Hill out of  PL Shirley.  A favorite around the barn and at competitions, she is a seasoned Training-level event horse who is looking for her next rider. Pearl is a “sports car” type athletic mare with tons of scope and jumping ability for eventing or jumpers. She has been competed through the Training level and consistently placed in the Top 10 at every competition in the 2014 fall season including finishing 10th at the Waredaca Training 3-Day Event. Additionally, Pearl has completed over 12 different horse trials with no jumping faults on cross-country and 17 horse trials with no jumping faults in stadium. She is also currently schooling Second-level dressage. Her compact size and agility make her the perfect mount for a young rider or smaller adult looking to shine at competitions. Priced at $25,000. For more information, email

Pearl Collage Sept15


Maryland Horse Trials Fall Starter #1 Results

This past weekend some of the Playland team competed at the Maryland Horse Trials Fall Starter #1 on Saturday. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t the best and after several heavy batches of rain, the ground was just too wet and slippery for the horses to run cross-country. They did compete in the other phases however! Ashley R. competed PL Irish Queen in the Jr. Elementary division and did really well placing 2nd after dressage going into jumping. Sophia Tamayo also competed PL Jazzy Contessa in the Jr. Beginner Novice division and looked great in both phases despite the rainfall! Glenda also took Pearl who put in a lovely dressage test for a 31.0 and 3rd place heading into jumping. Great job everyone!


Calling all WORKING STUDENTS!! We have current opening for working students for the fall/winter of 2015. We are looking for special candidates to fill these positions immediately. Our ideal candidate has a good work ethic, strong time-management skills and a keen interest in learning, as well as their own method of transportation. You must be able to work well with others, take direction and have a great attitude. Practical experience with horses is a must, and experience with young horses and a familiarity with eventing would be helpful. We maintain a 6-day work week with consistent barn hours. Most days will consist of riding for the first part of the day with routine horse management and the availability of a lesson in the afternoon. Traveling to shows and events also a possibility for the right person. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and have their own transportation. Live-in on the farm situation is also available for the right person. Compensation will be in exchange for board for one horse, lessons, clinics, competitions and other opportunities. For more information about Playland Equestrian, our facilities and our horses, please visit our website:


Are you looking to sign-up for one of our great fall clinics?!? Looking for the registration forms? Well here you go! Please fill out and send with the appropriate documents to the designated secretary noted on each form.

Fall 2015 Clinic Schedule

Check out these upcoming clinics at the farm!

September 20th: C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic
Group un-mounted only: $35/person; Mounted lesson only: $65/person; $85/person for both un-mounted & mounted!
Email to sign-up!

September 26th: Erin Freedman Dressage Clinic
$110/person for a 45-minute private flat lesson
Email to sign-up!

November 14-15th: Laine Ashker 2-Day Jumping Clinic
$145/person for one day; $275/person for two days
Email to sign-up!

December 5th: Stephen Bradley Jumping Clinic
$115/person for a 90-minute small group jumping lesson
Email to sign-up!