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

Jul
6
Wed
7:00 pm TROT Business Meeting
TROT Business Meeting
Jul 6 @ 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…
Jul
9
Sat
all-day Trail Ride: July 9th: Gunpowder ...
Trail Ride: July 9th: Gunpowder ...
Jul 9 all-day
Pease sign up to let Diane Cafferty know you would like to join her for her ride at Gunpowder State Park on Bunker Hill Rd in Parkton. Saturday July 9th. She will be riding the trails of Gunpowder at a medium to fast pace. There are wooden bridges to cross and a small concrete gully. They will also be crossing a fairly busy road at two different places. Ride for about 2 1/2 hours and…
Jul
10
Sun
9:00 am Trail Work: Morgan Run: Carroll ... @ Morgan Run
Trail Work: Morgan Run: Carroll ... @ Morgan Run
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We’ll start the season of attacking the overgrowth and mowing on Sunday, May 1st. (9:00 – noon) with Rain Date (if necessary) of Saturday May 7th It would be very helpful if, prior to each work day, folks would drop an email to ccecofmd@yahoo.com so we would know how many to expect. RVSP has indicated they will make the MCC Crew available for our trail work days to work with us. Bring your friends and…
Jul
12
Tue
7:00 pm Anne Arundel County horse lovers... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Anne Arundel County horse lovers... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Jul 12 @ 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 second 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).
Jul
20
Wed
all-day TROT NEWSLETTER GOES OUT
TROT NEWSLETTER GOES OUT
Jul 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.
Aug
3
Wed
7:00 pm TROT Business Meeting
TROT Business Meeting
Aug 3 @ 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…
Aug
6
Sat
9:00 am Trail Work: Morgan Run: Carroll ... @ Morgan Run
Trail Work: Morgan Run: Carroll ... @ Morgan Run
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We’ll start the season of attacking the overgrowth and mowing on Sunday, May 1st. (9:00 – noon) with Rain Date (if necessary) of Saturday May 7th It would be very helpful if, prior to each work day, folks would drop an email to ccecofmd@yahoo.com so we would know how many to expect. RVSP has indicated they will make the MCC Crew available for our trail work days to work with us. Bring your friends and…
Aug
9
Tue
7:00 pm Anne Arundel County horse lovers... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Anne Arundel County horse lovers... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Aug 9 @ 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 second 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).
Aug
27
Sat
9:30 am TRAIL WORK: PINEY RUN: CARROLL C...
TRAIL WORK: PINEY RUN: CARROLL C...
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
All days start at 9:30 AM. Contact Carolyn Garber (410-549- 5141 or ccecofmd@yahoo.com) or Stephanie Brennan (603-573-1123 or dadslilcobra@yahoo.com) for more info.