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
23
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Fairland Park
Trail Ride @ Fairland Park
Sep 23 all-day
Rain date Saturday, September 30. We will again be riding these lovely trails. See write- up for April 29 ride..
Sep
28
Thu
all-day Trail Ride @ location to be determined
Trail Ride @ location to be determined
Sep 28 all-day
It will be a walk-only ride, but folks who want to go faster can ride away and then re-join the group.   Bring a chair and your lunch to follow the ride.  Drinks & dessert will be provided. More information to come.  
Oct
1
Sun
all-day Trail Ride @ Riverbend Park
Trail Ride @ Riverbend Park
Oct 1 all-day
Come discover or re-discover trails just south of the Potomac River, in Virginia. The ride will start from the trailer parking lot of Riverbend Park and will take us along the Potomac Heritage trail, the Bootlegger and Carriage trails,  and  others  in  and  between Riverbend Park and Great Falls National…
Oct
12
Thu
all-day Trail Ride @ location to be determined
Trail Ride @ location to be determined
Oct 12 all-day
Rain date Thursday, October 19. More information to come.
Oct
14
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Little Bennett
Trail Ride @ Little Bennett
Oct 14 all-day
Rain date Sunday, October 15.  This is a favorite riding venue. More information to come.
Oct
21
Sat
all-day Obstacle Training Event @ Schooley Mill Park
Obstacle Training Event @ Schooley Mill Park
Oct 21 all-day
TROT will hold another non-judged Obstacle Training Event at Schooley Mill Park on Saturday, October 21, 2017 (rain date of Saturday, October 28). There will be coaches to help you with the obstacles, as needed. Follow the Schooley Mill trails through spooky pre-Halloween obstacles for you and your horse. There…
all-day Trail Ride @ Patapsco Park
Trail Ride @ Patapsco Park
Oct 21 all-day
Our  ride  begins  at  McKeldin  Park,  which  welcomes  horse trailers to park by the basketball courts. The ride is all-walk, 1.5 hours to the Woodstock Inn restaurant along the Patapsco River and 1.5 hours ride back. There are two water crossings. Depending on water levels, it can be a swift moving…
Oct
26
Thu
all-day Trail Ride @ location to be determined
Trail Ride @ location to be determined
Oct 26 all-day
It will be a walk-only ride, but folks who want to go faster can ride away and then re-join the group.   Bring a chair and your lunch to follow the ride.  Drinks & dessert will be provided.   More information to come.
Oct
27
Fri
all-day Trail Ride @ Rosaryville Halloween ride
Trail Ride @ Rosaryville Halloween ride
Oct 27 all-day
We will ride at the beautiful 982-acre Rosaryville State Park, southwest of Upper Marlboro in Prince George’s County. The timing is scheduled so that we should be riding through spectacular fall foliage. And come in a costume! The terrain can be hilly but shoes aren’t necessary except for very tender-footed horses.…
Nov
2
Thu
all-day Trail Ride @ WSSC's Rocky Gorge
Trail Ride @ WSSC's Rocky Gorge
Nov 2 all-day
Come ride along WSSC’s beautiful Rocky Gorge Reservoir, celebrating TROT’s efforts to reopen this trail a few years ago. This ride starts in West Laurel about five minutes from the Rt. 198 exit off I-95. It offers magnificent views of the reservoir, with a good chance of seeing heron and…