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

Sep
27
Thu
all-day Trail ride
Trail ride
Sep 27 all-day
Contact Laurey Lobel for location and time.
Sep
29
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Gunpowder - Sweet Air
Trail Ride @ Gunpowder - Sweet Air
Sep 29 all-day
Sweet Air is one of the most popular riding areas in Gunpowder Falls State Park with multiple trails and access from local boarding facilities. The pace of this ride will be walk- trot and the length is 2 hours. There is trailer parking in a field and a picnic table. …
Oct
3
Wed
7:00 pm Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meeting starts at 7PM, potluck dinner at 6PM. See newsletter for location and details
Oct
5
Fri
all-day Invitational Trail Ride @ LOMH
Invitational Trail Ride @ LOMH
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day
The League of Maryland Horsemen (LOMH) invites you to join them on October 5-7, 2018, for a fun-filled weekend of camping, food, fellowship, and riding on the beautiful trails in Patapsco State Park. The cost is $30 for adults, $15 for youth 6-12 years old for the 6 meals (Friday…
Oct
6
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Fairland Park
Trail Ride @ Fairland Park
Oct 6 all-day
[Rain date Saturday, October 20.] A lovely park (see write-up for May 24 ride). We will have an all-walk and a faster group, about a 2 hour ride, and then a pot-luck lunch.
Oct
7
Sun
9:00 am Trail Maintenance @ Morgan Run
Trail Maintenance @ Morgan Run
Oct 7 @ 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.
Oct
11
Thu
9:00 am Trail Ride and Camping @ Fair Hill
Trail Ride and Camping @ Fair Hill
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm
TROT members are invited to join with the Chesapeake Plantation Walking Horse Club (CPWHC), which has booked the barn at Fair Hill NRMA for a horse camping weekend! Great trail riding and camping, and a well-organized weekend, since CPWHC has been doing these Fair Hill camping weekends for many years. Fair Hill…
Oct
19
Fri
all-day Trail Ride @ Sweet Air - Gunpowder Falls State Park
Trail Ride @ Sweet Air - Gunpowder Falls State Park
Oct 19 all-day
Sweet Air (Gunpowder Falls State Park) Baldwin, MD Sweet Air is one of the most popular riding areas in Gunpowder Falls State Park with multiple trails and access from local boarding facilities. The pace of this ride will be walk- trot and the length is 2 hours. There is trailer…
Oct
25
Thu
all-day Trail ride
Trail ride
Oct 25 all-day
Contact Laurey Lobel for location and time.
Oct
28
Sun
all-day Trail Ride @ Liberty Reservoir
Trail Ride @ Liberty Reservoir
Oct 28 all-day
Sunday, October 28 – Liberty Reservoir & Trail Ride Planning – Stephanie Brennan, dadslilcobra@yahoo.com (603-573-1123) Want to be instrumental in planning the Carroll County trail rides for 2019? Come enjoy a leisure trail ride of the Liberty Reservoir followed by a planning lunch at Relatively Stable in Sykesville. Lunch will…