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Welcome to
Playland Equestrian Center

A full-service boarding & training facility for the event and dressage rider offering a wide array of equine services in Frederick County, Maryland.


The Experience.

Education. Training. Service.

Our mission is to help equine enthusiasts reach and exceed their goals by providing them with a wide array of equine related services including horseback riding lessons and training with dressage and event rider Glenda Player, clinics with world-renowned upper-level trainers, as well as the occasional schooling show at the farm. Our unwavering commitment to our horses is equaled by our commitment to our clients.


In person, on-site lesson with head trainer Glenda Player.


Customized training plans to best meet the needs of you and your horse.


We are more than boarding operation, we are a collaborative care facility.


PL Diamond Hill: The best Irish Draught pedigree in one horse.

C.O.R.E. Rider Specialized Classes

Centered, Organized, Responsive, Effective: CORE Riding is about learning stability and balance through alignment.

Unmounted In-Person & Online Lessons

As one of our most popular offerings, we recommend signing up for this course as early as possible as it tends to fill up quickly. If you’re unsure about your level or have questions, simply reach out.

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Meet Glenda Player

Resident Trainer and Manager

Raised at Playland Equestrian Center, Glenda has been riding since childhood. As a young rider, she was an active member of the Frederick Pony Club and graduated with her ‘B’ rating. Since then, she has focused much of her riding in the dressage and eventing disciplines while breaking and bringing along many Playland homebreds. She has trained with some of the best-of-the-best in the equestrian world, and considers herself to be one of the lucky people in the world that gets to make her passion her profession.


What Clients Are Saying

"I rode at Playland when I was in college, and when I was ready to return to riding later in life, Glenda was the first person I called. The environment here is so welcoming, and she has the expertise to offer every student in her program a challenging and thoughtful lesson."

- Sam

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