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

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)
Jul
27
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Patuxent River State Park
Trail Ride @ Patuxent River State Park
Jul 27 all-day
Trail Ride. [rain date August 3 ] We will leave from the Georgia Ave parking lot and ride in one group at a speed comfortable for all. Pack a lunch to eat on the trail. Trailer parking is tight, so please contact ride leaders to sign up and plan to “trailerpool”! RSVP:  Corinne Pouliquen (parkoverlookfarm@aol or 301-943-9975) or Meggan Whalen (meggan.whalen@yahoo.com or 240-338-1307).
Aug
7
Wed
7:00 pm Monthly Meeting
Monthly Meeting
Aug 7 @ 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
Aug
9
Fri
all-day Trail Ride @ Morgan Run
Trail Ride @ Morgan Run
Aug 9 all-day
Excellent footing, no shoes or boots needed. We’ll stay away from the few rocky places. This means no water crossings, so you may want to bring some for your horse. There will be a walk only group for sure, and a faster group if folks want and someone can lead. Please bring chairs and a contribution for a potluck afterward.  RSVP:  Leah Mack (<1ecofarmer@gmail.com>)
Aug
18
Sun
all-day Trail Ride @ Union Mills
Trail Ride @ Union Mills
Aug 18 all-day
Trail Ride. Welcome back to TROT Ivy Smink! Even though Ivy showed us around Union Mills last year as a non-member, let’s really welcome her back to TROT on this trail ride. Union Mills features miles of wooded equestrian trails. The trails are easy on horses’ feet, with only a few sections that are rocky. There are also a few spots were small streams cross the trails, and areas can be muddy in wet weather.…
Aug
29
Thu
all-day Trail Ride @ TBD
Trail Ride @ TBD
Aug 29 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)
Sep
4
Wed
7:00 pm Monthly Meeting
Monthly Meeting
Sep 4 @ 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
Sep
7
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Fairland Regional Park
Trail Ride @ Fairland Regional Park
Sep 7 all-day
[Rain date: Saturday, September 14.]   The scenic Fairland Regional Park that spans Montgomery and Prince George’s counties offers really nice trails and is used by too few riders. There will be an all-walk and a faster group; shoes needed only for very tender-footed horses. And please bring something yummy to share for a potluck after the ride. [See articles on this park’s lovely trails in the July 2015 TROT newsletter.]  RSVP: Barbara Sollner-Webb (301-604-5619, <bsw@jhmi.edu>)
all-day Trail Work Day @ Morgan Run
Trail Work Day @ Morgan Run
Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day
This trail work day is in conjunction with the Carroll County Equestrian Council.
Sep
15
Sun
all-day Trail Work Day @ Gillis Falls
Trail Work Day @ Gillis Falls
Sep 15 all-day
Trail Work Day. Show up and make your presence known. Together we can help this area become a safe haven for our trail riders, hikers, and bikers.