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

TROT Annual Dinner

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

Mar
17
Sun
all-day Trail Work Day @ Piney Run
Trail Work Day @ Piney Run
Mar 17 all-day
Trail Work Day on horseback or on foot. Patrick’s Day theme. Light trail lunch provided and a prize for the person or horse wearing the most green.
Mar
20
Wed
all-day Trail Ride @ Piney Run
Trail Ride @ Piney Run
Mar 20 all-day
Trail Ride. If you haven’t ridden this quaint area, you are missing out. Parking is limited, so sign up early to reserve your spot. Piney Run Park encompasses 550 acres with a 300 acre lake. Prior to being a park, this land was a private farm.
Apr
6
Sat
all-day Trail Ride on the Beach @ Assateague
Trail Ride on the Beach @ Assateague
Apr 6 – Apr 8 all-day
Ride with the wild ponies! This ride has been on my bucket list, and I invite you to join me. Day use horseback riding is permitted in Maryland from October 9 through May 14. An entrance fee is required for all vehicles entering the park. Sign up now to ensure your space.…
Apr
13
Sat
all-day Trail Work Day @ Gillis Falls
Trail Work Day @ Gillis Falls
Apr 13 all-day
Trail Work Day. Show up and make your presence known. Together we can help this area become a safe haven for our trail riders, hikers, and bikers.
Apr
14
Sun
all-day Trail Ride @ Gillis Falls
Trail Ride @ Gillis Falls
Apr 14 all-day
Trail Ride. Gillis Falls is also known as Woodbrook CWMA in Woodbine. Veteran Gillis Falls trail rider Tracy Loppatto with show us around this area which boasts miles of trails, arenas, and cross country jumps. Show some love to the Carroll County Equestrian Council and the Gillis Falls trails surrounding…
May
12
Sun
all-day Trail Ride @ Morgan Run
Trail Ride @ Morgan Run
May 12 all-day
Trail Ride. Veteran Morgan Run trail rider, Debbie Mullinix, will lead us on this trail ride. Morgan Run is a 1,336 acre environmental nature area featuring miles of equestrian trails in both open fields and woodlands. Only a few sections are somewhat rocky, but the vast majority of the trails…
May
20
Mon
all-day Underground Railroad Ride @ Woodlawn Park/Woodlawn Manner Cultural Park
Underground Railroad Ride @ Woodlawn Park/Woodlawn Manner Cultural Park
May 20 all-day
Thanks to the feedback received at the Carroll County end of the riding season luncheon, we have added a new adventure to the 2019 list, the Underground Rail Road trail! The trail is located in the northeastern portion of the county in the community of Sandy Spring. The Underground Railroad…
Jun
22
Sat
all-day Trail Work Day @ Union Mills
Trail Work Day @ Union Mills
Jun 22 all-day
Trail Work Day on horseback or on foot. You may have seen, or heard the destruction of trails that took place in 2018. Help restore the Union Mills equestrian trails back to its former glory.
Aug
17
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Union Mills
Trail Ride @ Union Mills
Aug 17 all-day
Trail Ride. Welcome back to TROT Ivy Smink! Even though Ivy showed us around Union Mills last year as a non-member, let’s really welcome her back to TROT on this trail ride. Union Mills features miles of wooded equestrian trails. The trails are easy on horses’ feet, with only a…