Trail Riders of Today (TROT)Dedicated to Enjoying, Maintaining and Expanding Sustainable Trails for Equestrian Use

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Welcome To TROT

Originally founded in 1980, by a group of 22 Maryland riders seeking to save a single trail, Trail Riders Of Today (TROT) expanded in 1997 to a 501(c)3 Corporation for charitable and educational purposes and specifically to educate the public concerning the preservation of existing equestrian trails and the establishment of new equestrian trails. TROT encourages partnerships with local organizations, state government agencies, land developers, and the public at large to maintain, preserve, and promote open space and equestrian trails with ecological and aesthetic benefits for public recreational use across the region. TROT and its members work with the public to educate and disseminate information concerning trail stewardship, safe riding practices, proper equine care and horsemanship, clinics, work groups and public forums. 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 to enjoy. Please join TROT or renew your membership and volunteer your help by contacting your local county coordinator or any of the TROT Board…

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, Trot Activity. 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…

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 in Maryland’s 23 counties; a list of trails in each county, including telephone number, length, type of surface; and other valuable information about trail riding,…

Upcoming Events

May
18
Tue
all-day TRAIL RIDE: Little Bennett, Mont...
TRAIL RIDE: Little Bennett, Mont...
May 18 all-day
The ride will be about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. There are bridges and road crossings. The woods trails are generally narrow, rocky and hilly so we generally walk, with a few trots and canters on the broader, open sections. There is no water available for horses at trailer parking, but streams horses can drink from by several bridge crossings during the ride. We can bring a table if riders want to bring a bag…
May
26
Wed
all-day TRAIL RIDE: Gunpowder Falls Stat...
TRAIL RIDE: Gunpowder Falls Stat...
May 26 all-day
Enjoy a 2-hour ride through the woods and along the Gunpowder River. Thanks to the efforts of our park staff, the trails are in excellent condition. On this route there are several small stream crossings, and we will be crossing the river twice in shallow sections. Hills, some step-downs, and some paved areas. Be prepared to encounter hikers and dogs on leashes. There is room in the parking area for four trailers including mine. No…
Jun
2
Wed
7:00 pm TROT Business Meeting
TROT Business Meeting
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Jun
5
Sat
all-day TRAIL RIDE: WSSC’s Rocky Gorge i...
TRAIL RIDE: WSSC’s Rocky Gorge i...
Jun 5 all-day
Come ride along WSSC’s beautiful Rocky Gorge Reservoir, celebrating TROT’s efforts to reopen this trail a few years ago. This ride starts in West Laurel, about five minutes from I-95. The trail offers magnificent views of the reservoir, with a good chance of seeing heron and maybe an eagle. Despite the name, the footing is fine for barefoot horses, with some not bad hills and plenty of easy stream crossings to water the horses. We…
Jun
13
Sun
all-day Trail Ride Woodstock Inn @ Woodstock Inn/Patapsco Valley State Park
Trail Ride Woodstock Inn @ Woodstock Inn/Patapsco Valley State Park
Jun 13 all-day
More details will become available closer to event. Woodstock Inn/Patapsco Valley State Park Patapsco Valley State Park- McKeldin Area 11676 Marriottsville Rd, Marriottsville, MD 21104 USA Contact: Carolann Sharpe 410-908-5599 blackandwhitecookie@yahoo.com
all-day TRAIL RIDE: Patapsco Park: McKel...
TRAIL RIDE: Patapsco Park: McKel...
Jun 13 all-day
Our ride begins at McKeldin Park, which welcomes horse trailers to park by the basketball courts. This 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. Helmets…
Jun
15
Tue
all-day TRAIL RIDE: Little Bennett, Mont...
TRAIL RIDE: Little Bennett, Mont...
Jun 15 all-day
The ride will be about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. There are bridges and road crossings. The woods trails are generally narrow, rocky and hilly so we generally walk, with a few trots and canters on the broader, open sections. There is no water available for horses at trailer parking, but streams horses can drink from by several bridge crossings during the ride. We can bring a table if riders want to bring a bag…
Jul
7
Wed
7:00 pm TROT Business Meeting
TROT Business Meeting
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Aug
4
Wed
7:00 pm TROT Business Meeting
TROT Business Meeting
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Sep
1
Wed
7:00 pm TROT Business Meeting
TROT Business Meeting
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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