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, Ashley Reier. 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
27
Thu
all-day TROT @ PA Horse World Expo
TROT @ PA Horse World Expo
Feb 27 – Mar 1 all-day
**VOLUNTEERS NEEDED** Horse World Expo will bring the nation’s leading equestrian clinicians and entertainers to Harrisburg for four days of education, entertainment and shopping. TRAIL RIDERS OF TODAY will be attending. We will need ALL HANDS ON DECK for volunteering covering the booth. This is a very important way TROT is getting their name and mission out in front of hundreds of horse back riders and owners. TROT will take care of hotel expenses up…
Mar
1
Sun
9:00 am Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
All dates are 9am-1pm, but the location may vary between Route 94 and Mullinix Mill Road. Please contact Amy Kimble for more details and the meeting location (amyhkimble@aol.com OR 301-748-8310).
Mar
4
Wed
7:30 pm Meeting @ Oak Spring Equestrian
Meeting @ Oak Spring Equestrian
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dear TROT Members, This meeting will be held at Oak Spring Equestrian. You are welcome to join us or call in. Dial-in number (US): (605) 313-4459 Access code: 421873# Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/trot
Mar
7
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Morgan Run
Trail Ride @ Morgan Run
Mar 7 all-day
Ride out time: 12PM This ride will be 6-8 easy miles, at a slow pace. The terrain is flat, mostly grass trails, shoes are not needed. There is NO porta-potty. There is picnic tables on site. You will be parking in a gravel lot. There is NO water for horses. Please bring horse water and clean up tools. RAIN DATE: SAT MARCH 14TH. This ride is by RSVP ONLY, as we may limit the #…
Mar
8
Sun
all-day Trail Ride @ Brunswick
Trail Ride @ Brunswick
Mar 8 all-day
Ride out time: 12PM This is a straight in and out ride on a tow path. We may split into groups for different speeds if wanted. Parking in the Mark Train Lot. No water or bathroom. Terrain is flat, but some gravel so may need shoes if your horse has tender feet. We will probably ride about 8 miles. Afterwards we will leave our horses in the trailers and walk one block to Beans in…
Mar
14
Sat
all-day Trailer Safety Seminar @ Oak Spring Equestrian, LLC
Trailer Safety Seminar @ Oak Spring Equestrian, LLC
Mar 14 all-day
Trailer Safety Seminar @ Oak Spring Equestrian, LLC | Woodbine | Maryland | United States
**You can sign up & find more information via the eventbrite link** https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trailer-safety-seminar-registration-89798061419?aff=ebdssbeac TROT is hosting a Trailer Safety Seminar. The seminar will be broken into two parts. The morning session will be in a classroom and will cover a variety of topics. The afternoon session will be dedicated to one-on-one 30-minute driving lessons with an instructor driving YOUR OWN tow vehicle and trailer. Only 20 spots are available so make sure to reserve your…
Mar
21
Sat
9:00 am Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
All dates are 9am-1pm, but the location may vary between Route 94 and Mullinix Mill Road. Please contact Amy Kimble for more details and the meeting location (amyhkimble@aol.com OR 301-748-8310).
Apr
1
Wed
7:30 pm Meeting @ Oak Spring Equestrian
Meeting @ Oak Spring Equestrian
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dear TROT Members, This meeting will be held at Oak Spring Equestrian. You are welcome to join us or call in. Dial-in number (US): (605) 313-4459 Access code: 421873# Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/trot
Apr
4
Sat
9:00 am Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
All dates are 9am-1pm, but the location may vary between Route 94 and Mullinix Mill Road. Please contact Amy Kimble for more details and the meeting location (amyhkimble@aol.com OR 301-748-8310).
Apr
18
Sat
9:00 am Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
All dates are 9am-1pm, but the location may vary between Route 94 and Mullinix Mill Road. Please contact Amy Kimble for more details and the meeting location (amyhkimble@aol.com OR 301-748-8310).