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

Important News

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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

Dec
7
Wed
7:00 pm TROT Business Meeting
TROT Business Meeting
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83031458057… Meeting ID: 830 3145 8057 Passcode: 543609 One tap mobile +13017158592,,83031458057#,,,,*543609# US (Washington DC) +16465588656,,83031458057#,,,,*543609# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Meeting ID: 830 3145 8057 Passcode: 543609 Find your local…
Dec
10
Sat
12:00 pm Enter the 2022 Lisbon Christmas ...
Enter the 2022 Lisbon Christmas ...
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Great Lisbon FARMERS FEED THE HUNGRY Christmas Parade  Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 12 Noon Horses must register for the Parade in advance – and space is limited!  ENTRIES ARE OPEN! Entries CLOSE DECEMBER 5 – or when 250 have entered, whichever comes first. Equine Entry Information  Entry Form: http://www.lisbonchristmasparade.org/uploads/8/2/6/1/82614924/2022_lisbonchristmasparade_equine_entry_form.pdf Liability: http://www.lisbonchristmasparade.org/uploads/8/2/6/1/82614924/2022_lisbonchristmasparade_tractor_information_09272022.pdf Parade presented by the Howard County Farm Bureau, Inc. Proceeds will benefit: Howard & Carroll County Food Banks, Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department, and…
Dec
20
Tue
7:00 pm Anne Arundel County horse lovers... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Anne Arundel County horse lovers... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Also, come join Anne Arundel County horse lovers at “Horse Talk” gatherings. No membership/no fees. Just come, chat, and hear a guest speaker or two. The third Tuesday of each month, 7 PM, at Glory Days in Edgewater; run your own tab. See the Anne Arundel County Horse Network on Facebook or contact Jacquie Cowan ( or 410-215-4979).
Jan
17
Tue
7:00 pm Anne Arundel County horse lovers... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Anne Arundel County horse lovers... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Also, come join Anne Arundel County horse lovers at “Horse Talk” gatherings. No membership/no fees. Just come, chat, and hear a guest speaker or two. The third Tuesday of each month, 7 PM, at Glory Days in Edgewater; run your own tab. See the Anne Arundel County Horse Network on Facebook or contact Jacquie Cowan ( or 410-215-4979).
Jan
20
Fri
all-day TROT NEWSLETTER GOES OUT
TROT NEWSLETTER GOES OUT
Jan 20 all-day
We are always looking for ideas and articles for the newsletter!  Please send these to our current newsletter guru, Barbara Sollner-Webb at bsw@jhmi.edu.
Feb
21
Tue
7:00 pm Anne Arundel County horse lovers... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Anne Arundel County horse lovers... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Also, come join Anne Arundel County horse lovers at “Horse Talk” gatherings. No membership/no fees. Just come, chat, and hear a guest speaker or two. The third Tuesday of each month, 7 PM, at Glory Days in Edgewater; run your own tab. See the Anne Arundel County Horse Network on Facebook or contact Jacquie Cowan ( or 410-215-4979).
Mar
21
Tue
7:00 pm Anne Arundel County horse lovers... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Anne Arundel County horse lovers... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Also, come join Anne Arundel County horse lovers at “Horse Talk” gatherings. No membership/no fees. Just come, chat, and hear a guest speaker or two. The third Tuesday of each month, 7 PM, at Glory Days in Edgewater; run your own tab. See the Anne Arundel County Horse Network on Facebook or contact Jacquie Cowan ( or 410-215-4979).
Apr
18
Tue
7:00 pm Anne Arundel County horse lovers... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Anne Arundel County horse lovers... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Also, come join Anne Arundel County horse lovers at “Horse Talk” gatherings. No membership/no fees. Just come, chat, and hear a guest speaker or two. The third Tuesday of each month, 7 PM, at Glory Days in Edgewater; run your own tab. See the Anne Arundel County Horse Network on Facebook or contact Jacquie Cowan ( or 410-215-4979).
May
5
Fri
all-day Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festiva...
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festiva...
May 5 – May 6 all-day
We always love equestrian units! We would love to have your group in our parade! Contact autz@thebloom.com if interested. SAVE THE DATE! The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® parade, located in Winchester, VA, is Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6, 2023. We are looking for some fantastic units for our Grand Feature Parade. The 195+ unit parade features bands like the VMI Regimental Band, Quantico Marine Band, and the Pittsburgh Steelers Drumline. The route winds…
May
16
Tue
7:00 pm Anne Arundel County horse lovers... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Anne Arundel County horse lovers... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Also, come join Anne Arundel County horse lovers at “Horse Talk” gatherings. No membership/no fees. Just come, chat, and hear a guest speaker or two. The third Tuesday of each month, 7 PM, at Glory Days in Edgewater; run your own tab. See the Anne Arundel County Horse Network on Facebook or contact Jacquie Cowan ( or 410-215-4979).