Trail Riders of Today (TROT)Dedicated to Enjoying, Maintaining and Expanding Sustainable Trails for Equestrian Use

Welcome To TROT

Founded in 1980, TROT is an all-volunteer grassroots membership organization that provides a vital voice for the preservation and creation of sustainable trails for equestrian use. TROT promotes trail riding by holding organized rides and educational activities throughout the year, promoting safe riding, trail etiquette, and proper horses care. Join TROT – If you enjoy riding horses on trails in Maryland, want to learn about great places to ride, and would like to see these trails remain open to all riders, see our membership page to join/renew/contribute. And be sure to check out our list of scheduled rides on our calendar page.

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Many of the trails open to equestrians are multi-use trails that also are open to hikers and bikers. The success of TROT’s mission depends on the active participation of equestrian and non-equestrian trail enthusiasts, and we actively support collaborations with all users to ensure that trails are available for everyone…

Trail Rides Please come out to enjoy a TROT trail ride and consider leading a ride yourself!  TROT trail rides are fun and a great opportunity to learn new trails, meet other TROT members, and find a new trail riding buddy.  To lead a ride, contact our trail ride coordinator,…

Trail rides are a relaxing way to meet other riders and enjoy the natural beauty of open space, woods, and park land. TRAILS and MAPS Guide to Maryland Horse Trails – The Guide, put together by the Maryland Horse Industry Board, contains a large, illustrated map of the horse trails…

Upcoming Events

Aug
25
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Woodstock Equestrian Park
Trail Ride @ Woodstock Equestrian Park
Aug 25 all-day
[Heat/Rain date: Saturday, September 25.] This will be a repeat of last year’s wonderful ride at a delightful park with good footing; there will be an all-walk and a faster pace group. Please bring sandwiches and drinks for relaxing after the ride. More in the May newsletter.
9:00 am Trail Maintenance @ Patapsco Valley State Park
Trail Maintenance @ Patapsco Valley State Park
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Patapsco Valley State Park will be having workdays to identify and remove a nasty invasive, wavyleaf basketgrass on July 21, Aug. 25, and Sept. 8, 9 AM-noon. Please sign up at <volunteerpatapsco.dnr@maryland.gov>. Also please wear long pants, long sleeves and sturdy boots, and bring water and gloves.
Aug
30
Thu
all-day Trail ride
Trail ride
Aug 30 all-day
Contact Laurey Lobel for location and time.
Sep
1
Sat
9:00 am Trail Maintenance @ Morgan Run
Trail Maintenance @ Morgan Run
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Please join the trail work days organized by the Carroll County Equestrian Council (9 AM to noon, generally: Morgan Run: September 1, October 7, and November 11 — Meet at the Ben Rose Lane parking lot. Bring your own tools. For more info, contact: Carolyn Garber 410-549-5141.
Sep
5
Wed
7:00 pm Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meeting starts at 7PM, potluck dinner at 6PM. See newsletter for location and details
Sep
8
Sat
9:00 am Trail Maintenance @ Patapsco Valley State Park
Trail Maintenance @ Patapsco Valley State Park
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Patapsco Valley State Park will be having workdays to identify and remove a nasty invasive, wavyleaf basketgrass on July 21, Aug. 25, and Sept. 8, 9 AM-noon. Please sign up at <volunteerpatapsco.dnr@maryland.gov>. Also please wear long pants, long sleeves and sturdy boots, and bring water and gloves.
Sep
9
Sun
all-day Trail Ride @ Little Bennett
Trail Ride @ Little Bennett
Sep 9 all-day
[Rain date: Sunday, September 16.] This is a wonderful riding venue! There should be an all-walk and a faster group, and a wonderful lunch after the ride. More info to come in the May newsletter.
Sep
15
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Gunpowder - Bunker Hill
Trail Ride @ Gunpowder - Bunker Hill
Sep 15 all-day
[Rain date: Saturday, September 22.] Bunker Hill is a very popular riding area in Gunpowder Falls State Park. The pace of this ride will be walk-only for 1 ½ – 2 hours. More information in the May newsletter
Sep
16
Sun
9:00 am Trail Maintenance @ Gillis Falls
Trail Maintenance @ Gillis Falls
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Please join the trail work days organized by the Carroll County Equestrian Council (9 AM to noon, generally: Gillis Falls: September 16 — For more info, contact Jon Arnold 301-524-8448 or<jonbarnold@hotmail.com>.
Sep
27
Thu
all-day Trail ride
Trail ride
Sep 27 all-day
Contact Laurey Lobel for location and time.