Calendar

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, Barbara Sollner-Webb.

To participate in a scheduled ride:

  • Contact the ride leader to sign-up and learn the ride’s starting time and other details.
  • If a ride is postponed or cancelled, the ride leader will notify you.
  • Check the TROT website and TROT and Maryland Trail Riders listservs for the most current ride information.
  • All ride participants:
    • Must wear helmets
    • Provide appropriate documentation of current negative Coggins test for the horse, in compliance with Maryland state law.
    • Be a TROT member – One-day TROT memberships are available at the ride for $5

If you need a ride to the event or can offer one, please email Barbara Sollner-Webb, so that this information can be included in an upcoming newsletter, or contact the ride leader.

 

Trail Maintenance

Anytime you are on a trail ride and if safe to do so, you can perform trail maintenance by clipping branches that impede passageway along a trail.  In addition, you can participate in scheduled trail maintenance days.

Amy Kimble is the TROT Adopt-A-Trail coordinator and she has challenged all TROT members to perform two hours of trail maintenance a year.  Please contact Amy for additional information about participating in trail maintenance activities.  She can be reached at 301-748-8310 or amyhkimble@aol.com.

Please report your trail work hours to Amy, who tracks this information for the state; these hours also help assess park usage.

Calendar

Aug
25
Sat
Trail Ride @ Woodstock Equestrian Park
Aug 25 all-day

[Heat/Rain date: Saturday, September 25.] This will be a repeat of last year’s wonderful
ride at a delightful park with good footing; there will be an all-walk and a faster pace group. Please bring sandwiches and drinks for relaxing after the ride. More in the May newsletter.

Trail Maintenance @ Patapsco Valley State Park
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Patapsco Valley State Park will be having workdays to identify and remove a nasty invasive, wavyleaf basketgrass on July 21,
Aug. 25, and Sept. 8, 9 AM-noon. Please sign up at <volunteerpatapsco.dnr@maryland.gov>. Also please wear long pants, long
sleeves and sturdy boots, and bring water and gloves.
Aug
30
Thu
Trail ride
Aug 30 all-day

Contact Laurey Lobel for location and time.

Sep
1
Sat
Trail Maintenance @ Morgan Run
Sep 1 @ 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.
Sep
5
Wed
Board Meeting
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meeting starts at 7PM, potluck dinner at 6PM. See newsletter for location and details

Sep
8
Sat
Trail Maintenance @ Patapsco Valley State Park
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Patapsco Valley State Park will be having workdays to identify and remove a nasty invasive, wavyleaf basketgrass on July 21,
Aug. 25, and Sept. 8, 9 AM-noon. Please sign up at <volunteerpatapsco.dnr@maryland.gov>. Also please wear long pants, long
sleeves and sturdy boots, and bring water and gloves.
Sep
9
Sun
Trail Ride @ Little Bennett
Sep 9 all-day

[Rain date: Sunday, September 16.] This is a wonderful riding venue! There should be an all-walk and a faster group, and a wonderful lunch after the ride. More info to come in the May newsletter.

Sep
15
Sat
Trail Ride @ Gunpowder - Bunker Hill
Sep 15 all-day

[Rain date: Saturday, September 22.] Bunker Hill is a very popular riding area in Gunpowder Falls State Park. The pace of this ride will be walk-only for 1 ½ – 2 hours. More information in the May newsletter

Sep
16
Sun
Trail Maintenance @ Gillis Falls
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Please join the trail work days organized by the Carroll County Equestrian Council (9 AM to noon, generally:
Gillis Falls: September 16 — For more info, contact Jon Arnold 301-524-8448 or<jonbarnold@hotmail.com>.
Sep
27
Thu
Trail ride
Sep 27 all-day

Contact Laurey Lobel for location and time.