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

Feb
1
Wed
7:00 pm TROT Business Meeting
TROT Business Meeting
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 830 3145 8057 Passcode: 543609 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83031458057?pwd=TFBtRy9TR1cwaktIckFYaXl0TVk2dz09&fbclid=IwAR16gvcTn4ijTU7fLja4zP070M-9muNP2yoWpOI6KKa5vDCC5eeUmyi1nzg#success If your phone does not show the complete zoom URL you can try: https://tinyurl.com/4daxsbas 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…
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
1
Wed
7:00 pm TROT Business Meeting
TROT Business Meeting
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 830 3145 8057 Passcode: 543609 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83031458057?pwd=TFBtRy9TR1cwaktIckFYaXl0TVk2dz09&fbclid=IwAR16gvcTn4ijTU7fLja4zP070M-9muNP2yoWpOI6KKa5vDCC5eeUmyi1nzg#success If your phone does not show the complete zoom URL you can try: https://tinyurl.com/4daxsbas 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…
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
5
Wed
7:00 pm TROT Business Meeting
TROT Business Meeting
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 830 3145 8057 Passcode: 543609 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83031458057?pwd=TFBtRy9TR1cwaktIckFYaXl0TVk2dz09&fbclid=IwAR16gvcTn4ijTU7fLja4zP070M-9muNP2yoWpOI6KKa5vDCC5eeUmyi1nzg#success If your phone does not show the complete zoom URL you can try: https://tinyurl.com/4daxsbas 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…
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
3
Wed
7:00 pm TROT Business Meeting
TROT Business Meeting
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 830 3145 8057 Passcode: 543609 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83031458057?pwd=TFBtRy9TR1cwaktIckFYaXl0TVk2dz09&fbclid=IwAR16gvcTn4ijTU7fLja4zP070M-9muNP2yoWpOI6KKa5vDCC5eeUmyi1nzg#success If your phone does not show the complete zoom URL you can try: https://tinyurl.com/4daxsbas 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…
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).
Jun
7
Wed
7:00 pm TROT Business Meeting
TROT Business Meeting
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 830 3145 8057 Passcode: 543609 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83031458057?pwd=TFBtRy9TR1cwaktIckFYaXl0TVk2dz09&fbclid=IwAR16gvcTn4ijTU7fLja4zP070M-9muNP2yoWpOI6KKa5vDCC5eeUmyi1nzg#success If your phone does not show the complete zoom URL you can try: https://tinyurl.com/4daxsbas 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…