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

Jul
27
Thu
all-day Trail Ride
Trail Ride
Jul 27 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 and dessert will be provided.  More information to come.
Jul
28
Fri
all-day Trail Ride @ NCR (North Central Railroad)/Torrey Brown trail
Trail Ride @ NCR (North Central Railroad)/Torrey Brown trail
Jul 28 all-day
The NCR trail is another treasure in our Maryland trail system that riders should get to know. It is a lovely, hard-packed dirt rails-to-trails, over 20 miles in Maryland, from just north of Baltimore to the Pennsylvania line, and then continuing another 21 miles to York, PA, basically paralleling but…
Aug
6
Sun
all-day Trail Ride @ Morgan Run
Trail Ride @ Morgan Run
Aug 6 all-day
Located in Carroll County, the Morgan Run N.E.A. is comprised of approximately 2,000 acres of natural area. Hiking and equestrian trails are popular. Equestrians are restricted to specific trails.
Aug
26
Sat
6:30 pm Riding Clinic @ White Wine and Clarrett Farm
Riding Clinic @ White Wine and Clarrett Farm
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
White Wine and Clarrett Farm (home of TROT members Susan Gray and Mike Caruso) is offering an evening clinic on the importance of riding correctly to keep our horses sound, happy,  well-moving and responsive. A second but equally important focus is the use of progressive and varied exercises to develop the…
Aug
31
Thu
all-day Trail Ride @ location to be determined
Trail Ride @ location to be determined
Aug 31 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.
Sep
10
Sun
all-day Trail Ride @ C&O canal
Trail Ride @ C&O canal
Sep 10 all-day
This is a return of a favorite TROT ride, with both all-walk and walk/trot/canter groups, going through lovely fields, out to the C&O canal and then back for a delicious luncheon.  More information to come.
Sep
14
Thu
all-day Trail Ride @ location to be determined
Trail Ride @ location to be determined
Sep 14 all-day
Rain date Thursday, September 21.  More information to come.
Sep
16
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Catoctin Mountain
Trail Ride @ Catoctin Mountain
Sep 16 all-day
Come ride on top of Catoctin Mountain in the Frederick County Watershed. It is beautiful here, but some of the trails are rocky, so shoes or Easyboots are recommended. We will begin riding from the intersection of Tower Road and Gambrill Park Road. Pack a snack and beverage to enjoy…
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.