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

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


Trail ride
Oct 25 all-day

Contact Laurey Lobel for location and time.

Trail Ride @ Liberty Reservoir
Oct 28 all-day
Sunday, October 28 – Liberty Reservoir & Trail Ride Planning – Stephanie Brennan, (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 be served; but please bring a side dish to share. Don’t want to ride the trails? Simply come for the planning lunch.
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 now to ensure your space. I am contemplating camping there for those who might also be interested. It is highly suggested that you check with your vet before attending this ride as many of the Assateague horses are positive for Equine Infectious Anemia, so this ride’s goal is to go after a good frost, when infection is nil.

Board Meeting
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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 give green horses experience with
hikers, bikers, dogs, and strollers. All-walk, but several places are great for good long trot or canter runs, for those who want.

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.
Board Meeting
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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