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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

Jul
22
Sun
Trail Ride @ Patapsco Valley State Park - McKeldin
Jul 22 all-day

We begin at McKeldin Park, which welcomes horse trailers to park by the basketball courts. The all-walk ride is a 1.5 hour along the Patapsco River to the
Woodstock Inn restaurant (where we will stop for lunch), and 1.5 hours back. There are two water crossings. Depending on water
levels, there can be swift moving water, but a very easy crossing. At the Woodstock Inn, we tie up across from a train track.

Jul
26
Thu
Trail ride
Jul 26 all-day

Contact Laurey Lobel for location and time.

Jul
27
Fri
Trail Ride @ Sweet Air - Gunpowder Falls State Park
Jul 27 all-day

Sweet Air (Gunpowder Falls State Park) Baldwin, MD

Sweet Air is one of the most popular riding areas in Gunpowder Falls State Park with multiple trails and access from local boarding facilities. The pace of this ride will be walk- trot and the length is 2 hours. There is trailer parking in a field and a picnic table.  Along the trail there are some muddy spots as well as a few rocky areas so boots or shoes are recommended. The trail will go through fields, wooded areas, past farms and may have some water crossings.  If the trails are wet, the park will close the area to riders so we will be confirming one or two days before.  Please contact Bianca Paterakis at 443-340-4036 biancavanhorn@me.com to register and get ride time. Helmet and current Coggins required. Bring your lunch and a chair if you would like to stay afterwards.  The address to use for your GPS is 2840 Dalton-Brevard Rd, Baldwin, MD 21013. Dalton-Brevard Road is a short gravel road. When you get to the end and see the gate and sign for the dog training facilities, turn right and drive up onto the field for trailer parking.

 

 

Jul
28
Sat
Trail Ride @ Gillis Falls
Jul 28 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 feeder streams. Don’t let the lower miles of trails discourage you. TROT’s Carroll County Coordinator has something fun in store for you! Sign up to be included in what is sure to be an awesome day.

Aug
8
Wed
Board Meeting
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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.

Aug
31
Fri
Trail Ride @ Sweet Air - Gunpowder Falls State Park
Aug 31 all-day

Sweet Air (Gunpowder Falls State Park) Baldwin, MD

Sweet Air is one of the most popular riding areas in Gunpowder Falls State Park with multiple trails and access from local boarding facilities. The pace of this ride will be walk- trot and the length is 2 hours. There is trailer parking in a field and a picnic table.  Along the trail there are some muddy spots as well as a few rocky areas so boots or shoes are recommended. The trail will go through fields, wooded areas, past farms and may have some water crossings.  If the trails are wet, the park will close the area to riders so we will be confirming one or two days before.  Please contact Bianca Paterakis at 443-340-4036 biancavanhorn@me.com to register and get ride time. Helmet and current Coggins required. Bring your lunch and a chair if you would like to stay afterwards.  The address to use for your GPS is 2840 Dalton-Brevard Rd, Baldwin, MD 21013. Dalton-Brevard Road is a short gravel road. When you get to the end and see the gate and sign for the dog training facilities, turn right and drive up onto the field for trailer parking.

 

 

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.