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

Nov
23
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Anacostia
Trail Ride @ Anacostia
Nov 23 all-day
A favorite TROT ride. This fantastic ride has many special views, including the Lincoln Cemetery and Bladensburg Waterfront. We will travel along the Anacostia River on a very nice path, traversing over and under bridges and roads, passing playgrounds and outdoor workout equipment. A great ride to give green horses experience with hikers, bikers, dogs, and strollers. All-walk, but several places are great for good long trot or canter runs, for those who want. RSVP:…
Dec
1
Sun
9:00 am Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
All dates are 9am-1pm, but the location may vary between Route 94 and Mullinix Mill Road.
Dec
11
Wed
8:00 pm Monthly Meeting
Monthly Meeting
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 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
15
Sun
9:00 am Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
All dates are 9am-1pm, but the location may vary between Route 94 and Mullinix Mill Road.
Dec
29
Sun
9:00 am Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Dec 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
All dates are 9am-1pm, but the location may vary between Route 94 and Mullinix Mill Road.
Jan
4
Sat
10:00 am Grassroots Committee Workshop @ Maryland Farm Bureau Headquarters
Grassroots Committee Workshop @ Maryland Farm Bureau Headquarters
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Introducing the new TROT Grassroots Committee that has been formed to help track legislation that may affect you. The Maryland State legislature will start up in January, and we will keep you informed of applicable bills so that you can let your Representatives know how you feel about them. We expect there are more local issues on your mind as well, and want you to share your concerns and opportunities with us. We will help…
Jan
12
Sun
9:00 am Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Jan 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
All dates are 9am-1pm, but the location may vary between Route 94 and Mullinix Mill Road.
Jan
25
Sat
9:00 am Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
All dates are 9am-1pm, but the location may vary between Route 94 and Mullinix Mill Road.
Feb
8
Sat
9:00 am Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
All dates are 9am-1pm, but the location may vary between Route 94 and Mullinix Mill Road.
Feb
22
Sat
9:00 am Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
All dates are 9am-1pm, but the location may vary between Route 94 and Mullinix Mill Road.