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

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…
Nov
3
Sat
all-day Trail Ride on the Beach @ Assateague
Trail Ride on the Beach @ Assateague
Nov 3 all-day
[Rain date: Saturday, November 17.] 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…
Nov
7
Wed
7:00 pm Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meeting starts at 7PM, potluck dinner at 6PM. See newsletter for location and details
Nov
10
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Anacostia
Trail Ride @ Anacostia
Nov 10 all-day
[Rain date: Saturday, November 17.] A favorite TROT ride. This fantastic ride has many special views, including the Lincoln Cemetery and Bladensburg Waterfront. We will travel along the Anacostia River on a very nice path, traversing over and under bridges and roads, passing playgrounds and outdoor workout equipment. A great ride to…
Nov
11
Sun
9:00 am Trail Maintenance @ Morgan Run
Trail Maintenance @ Morgan Run
Nov 11 @ 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.
Dec
5
Wed
7:00 pm Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meeting starts at 7PM, potluck dinner at 6PM. See newsletter for location and details