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

Welcome To TROT

Founded in 1980, TROT is an all-volunteer grassroots membership organization that provides a vital voice for the preservation and creation of sustainable trails for equestrian use. TROT promotes trail riding by holding organized rides and educational activities throughout the year, promoting safe riding, trail etiquette, and proper horses care. 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

May
30
Thu
all-day Trail Ride @ TBD
Trail Ride @ TBD
May 30 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)
Jun
13
Thu
all-day Trail Ride @ Monocacy Natural Resource Management Area
Trail Ride @ Monocacy Natural Resource Management Area
Jun 13 all-day
Monocacy Natural Resource Management Area in Dickerson, Frederick County   Trail Ride. This is a new venue for TROT, so very exciting [to have write-up for the next newsletter]  RSVP:  Joan Bosmans (<joanbosmans@gmail.com>)
Jun
16
Sun
all-day Trail Ride @ Patapsco - McKeldin
Trail Ride @ Patapsco - McKeldin
Jun 16 all-day
Woodstock Inn in Woodstock Maryland located in Patapsco State Park between Baltimore, Carroll and Howard Counties. This established watering hole is a favorite of Horseback riders in the area. Woodstock Inn appreciates the many riders that come to their restaurant.  There are dedicated hitching posts with signs “Horse and Mule Parking Only” in their main parking lot as well as two hitching posts in a lower secluded treelined spot away. Wait staff will sometimes add…
Jun
22
Sat
all-day Trail Work Day @ Union Mills
Trail Work Day @ Union Mills
Jun 22 all-day
Trail Work Day on horseback or on foot. You may have seen, or heard the destruction of trails that took place in 2018. Help restore the Union Mills equestrian trails back to its former glory.
Jun
27
Thu
all-day Trail Ride @ TBD
Trail Ride @ TBD
Jun 27 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)
Jun
29
Sat
all-day Trail ride @ Gunpowder Falls - Sweet Air
Trail ride @ Gunpowder Falls - Sweet Air
Jun 29 all-day
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- cantering if trail permits 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…
Jul
10
Wed
all-day Trail Ride @ TORREY C BROWN Trail Freeland
Trail Ride @ TORREY C BROWN Trail Freeland
Jul 10 all-day
The Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail follows 19.7 miles of the former the Northern Central Railway (NCR) in northern Baltimore County – from Ashland, Maryland north to the Maryland-Pennsylvania line, passing through historic communities including Ashland, Phoenix, Monkton, White Hall, Bentley Springs and Freeland. Hikers, joggers, bicyclists, horseback riders and pets on leashes are welcome. It is a packed gravel trail. We will be departing from the Freeland location at 21198 Railroad Ave, Freeland, MD  21053(This…
Jul
25
Thu
all-day Trail Ride @ TBD
Trail Ride @ TBD
Jul 25 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)