Rocking Horse Horse Trials

Big CONGRATS to Glenda and “Alice” for completing their first Novice of the 2019 season. They were in the top 10 after dressage and stadium, but a few time penalties on cross country dropped them out of the ribbons. Glenda is already looking forward to the next show! And don’t forget that she’ll be home next week for more lessons!

2/8-10: Rocking Horse Winter I Horse Trials (Altoona, FL)

  • Glenda Player with Dreams Come True: 16th in Novice Horse-A

First Results from Florida!

Glenda is making the most of her trip down to Florida and started the season off at Three Lakes Farm this past weekend. Not one to rest, she quickly hopped on a plane to get back to the farm to teach all day on Monday!

2/2-3: Three Lakes Winter I Horse Trials (Groveland, FL)

  • Glenda Player with Dreams Come True: 6th in Open Beginner Novice

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.