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

ACT NOW! Maryland Horse Council Survey

The Maryland Horse Council requests your input.

As the industry’s trade association, the MHC protects and promotes the entire horse community by providing a united voice in the Maryland state legislature, interacting with the media, and keeping members informed on issues that affect them and their horses. The MHC is updating its goals and priorities as part of a new 5-year strategic plan, but needs to know what is important to members of Maryland’s horse community to do so.

You don’t have to be a member of the horse council to participate.  In fact, we need input from everyone… the occasional rider, the business owner, the breeder, the show parent, the veterinarian and everyone in between. We invite you to take the MD Horse Community Survey available online at http://qrs.ly/na6tgch. The survey will take approximately 10-12 minutes to complete and covers a wide range of equine-related topics. As a thank you, participants, if interested, can be entered into a random drawing for a free ticket to the MHC BBQ, scheduled for September 8, 2018 at Paradise Stables.

Responses from all segments of the horse community are vital to the strategic planning process.  There is a May 5 deadline, so please fill out the survey today. Thank you!

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.

Learn More (PDF)

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

Apr
26
Thu
all-day Trail Ride @ Agriculture History Farm Park
Trail Ride @ Agriculture History Farm Park
Apr 26 all-day
Please come ride with Trot for the “Last Thursday of the Month” ride at the Ag Farm Park, this Thursday, April 26—weather permitting.  It will be a 2 hour walk ride, with many opportunities for those wishing to trot and canter.  If we have enough riders, we can split into…
May
2
Wed
7:00 pm Board Meeting
Board Meeting
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Potluck dinner at 6pm, meeting starts at 7. The meeting location changes each month, contact   Gale Monahan at 301-854-3852 or gale.email2@gmail.com for location.
May
5
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Liberty Resevoir
Trail Ride @ Liberty Resevoir
May 5 all-day
Due to weather yet again, the 2/11/18 TROT trail ride of Liberty Reservoir is rescheduled for May 5th. We will hopefully celebrate the nice weather and Cinco de Mayo, so bring you favorite Mexican dish!  
May
10
Thu
all-day Trail Ride @ Morgan Run
Trail Ride @ Morgan Run
May 10 all-day
Rain Date 5/17
May
19
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Rocky Gorge
Trail Ride @ Rocky Gorge
May 19 all-day
Rain Date 5/27
May
24
Thu
all-day Trail Ride @ Piney Run
Trail Ride @ Piney Run
May 24 all-day
Rain Date 5/25/18
May
26
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Woodstock
Trail Ride @ Woodstock
May 26 all-day
Rain Date 6/8
Jun
6
Wed
7:00 pm Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Potluck dinner at 6pm, meeting starts at 7. The meeting location changes each month, contact   Gale Monahan at 301-854-3852 or gale.email2@gmail.com for location.
Jun
16
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Union Mills
Trail Ride @ Union Mills
Jun 16 all-day
Rain Date 6/23/18
Jul
21
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Gillis Falls
Trail Ride @ Gillis Falls
Jul 21 all-day
(Rain Date July 28) Gillis Falls, also known as Woodbrook CWMA in Woodbine may never become a reservoir, as the county has long intended (it exists only on maps), but the acres Carroll County acquired boasts 3+ miles of trails, an arena, and cross country jumps. It is crisscrossed by several potential…