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.
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 email@example.com.
Please report your trail work hours to Amy, who tracks this information for the state; these hours also help assess park usage.
TROT will hold another non-judged Obstacle Training Event at Schooley Mill Park on Saturday, October 21, 2017 (rain date of Saturday, October 28). There will be coaches to help you with the obstacles, as needed. Follow the Schooley Mill trails through spooky pre-Halloween obstacles for you and your horse. There will also be an award for the best costumed horse and rider, with your picture in the TROT newsletter. This obstacle event is free for TROT members. If you bring a guest to the event, they pay a $25 entry fee that includes a year membership to TROT – or they can just join TROT for $20.
Volunteers are always needed and very appreciated. Contact Deneen Martin at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or 301-467-5335.
More information to come in the August TROT newsletter.