Meet Brian, Playland’s newest staff member!

13001076_10156836080960451_3907369457626771437_nMeet Playland’s newest staff member, Brian! Please be sure to say hello when you see him around the farm as we are so excited to have him here.

Brian is from Orlando, Florida. He grew up on a beef cattle ranch helping his grandfather run the business. After time in the military, Brian decided that he wanted to spend his days outside doing much of the same he grew up doing with his grandfather. Combining a degree in Engineering, military experience, and ranch hand skills learned from his days with his grandfather, Brian looks forward to helping Playland stay maintained and move into the future of the Agriculture and Equine industries.

PL Diamond’s Inspiration

Our homebreds are so versatile and amateur-friendly that they can be taken in any direction you want…including foxhunting, trail riding, endurance, etc.!

Pictured below is student Maya enjoying a relaxing hack through the open fields on PL sales horse, “Izzy” (PL Diamond’s Inspiration). Does this look like something you want to be able to enjoy? If so, visit: for more information on Izzy and our other prospects for sale!

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Working students: where are they now (Part 2)

Up next in our check back with working students is Traci!

What is your most favorite memory from Playland?: “Definitely would have to say accompanying Glenda to all of her lessons and clinics; especially the Heather Mason clinic. Being able to see all of those upper-level horses working on movements where you usually only see the finished product, was so interesting. I definitely learned a lot by just getting to watch your lesson.”

We are so glad that Traci was able to experience what goes into some of the upper-level riding and movements by going to clinics and lessons with Glenda!

traci and her mare

Only 4 spots left open for March 12th CORE Clinic!

We wanted to let everyone know that the upcoming C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic on March 12th is over half-way full! We only have FOUR spots left in our mounted sessions! This is a fun, interactive clinic (not too mention under $100 per person for a semi-private mounted lesson and group un-mounted lesson!) for all ages and levels. Email clinic secretary, Erinn at to reserve your spot today! Come work out those winter kinks and learn something new to start your spring season off on the “right lead!” wink emoticon

Looking for a new team member to manage the barn!

Playland Equestrian Center, an upscale equestrian facility in Union Bridge, MD, seeks a barn manager. Our farm offers boarding, instruction, training and has a stallion at stud . We focus on eventing and dressage with an emphasis in bio-mechanics for horse and rider. Job duties include: overseeing general health and care of horses, supervising working students, assisting in boarders needs, assisting with stallion and mare handling as-needed, supervising daily operations, record keeping, etc.

Exercising school horses and assistance with training of young horses also available for the right person. Part-time teaching lessons also available for the right person. Candidate must have prior groom experience and be detail oriented with excellent communication skills. Looking for someone who wants to grow with the farm. Must have strong people and organizational skills combined with a strong work ethic and sense of professionalism. Compensation commensurate with experience. Housing available on-site. Please send resume and references with a cover letter stating your goals. Email to apply today!

C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic, Saturday March 12th!

We are so excited for our first C.O.R.E. Clinic of the year at the farm! With new un-mounted lesson plans, exercises and more this clinic is sure to be not only educational, but fun! Riders of all levels welcome to attend!
The clinic consists of a day full of lessons with an un-mounted group session in the morning and then mounted small group riding lessons (2 riders maximum) in the afternoon.

Clinic Format:
-9:30-10:15 am: First small group un-mounted session, $35
-10:30 am-1:30 pm: First group of mounted riding lessons (1-hour lessons, 2 riders each), $65
-1:30 pm-2:00 pm: Light Lunch Provided (FREE)
-2:00 pm-3:15pm: Second small group un-mounted session, $35
-3:30-6:30pm: Second group of mounted riding lessons (1-hour lessons, 2 riders each)

Sign-up for both un-mounted & mounted sessions and save! $85

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. This is an interactive clinic for auditors, so don’t miss out on this unique clinic opportunity!

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

CORE RIDER Clinic Registration-March 12, 2016  (<– Click for form)