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

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 into a 501(c)3 organization focusing on preservation and creation of sustainable equestrian trails throughout Maryland. TROT partners with local organizations, state government agencies, land developers, and the public at large to maintain, obtain, 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, 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…

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

Oct
26
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Tuckahoe State Park
Trail Ride @ Tuckahoe State Park
Oct 26 all-day
Come join on this ride, through a lovely venue. Although on the Eastern Shore, it is only about an hour drive from I-95.  RSVP: Joyce Bell (410-820-6002, <wbell2@washcoll.edu>) For more information about the park: TROT info page
Oct
31
Thu
all-day Trail Ride @ TBD
Trail Ride @ TBD
Oct 31 all-day
Info about this “Last Thursday of the Month” TROT ride will be on the TROT Facebook page and in the next newsletter.  RSVP: Laury Lobel  (<Laurylobel@verizon.net>, 301-467-7300)
Nov
2
Sat
9:00 am Trail Work Day @ Union Mills
Trail Work Day @ Union Mills
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Trail Work Day on horseback or on foot. Don’t put your Halloween costume away yet! Dress you and/or your horse for a chance to win a prize for the best Halloween costume. Prize(s) will be distributed at the light lunch/pot luck provided at 1pm (after we work).
Nov
6
Wed
7:00 pm Monthly Meeting
Monthly Meeting
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dear TROT Members, This meeting will be held at Essential Support Services LLC, 2028 Liberty Road, Suite 102, Eldersburg, MD. You are welcome to join us or call in. To call in: Dial-in number (US): (605) 313-4459 Access code: 421873# Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/trot We look forward to seeing you then! Agenda to follow later via e-mail. Sincerely, Brieanah Schwartz TROT VP
Dec
10
Tue
7:00 pm Monthly Meeting
Monthly Meeting
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dear TROT Members, This meeting will be held at Essential Support Services LLC, 2028 Liberty Road, Suite 102, Eldersburg, MD. You are welcome to join us or call in. To call in: Dial-in number (US): (605) 313-4459 Access code: 421873# Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/trot We look forward to seeing you then! Agenda to follow later via e-mail. Sincerely, Brieanah Schwartz TROT VP