Trail Riders of Today (TROT)Dedicated to Enjoying, Maintaining and Expanding Sustainable Trails for Equestrian Use

Important News

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Please read our new Bylaws here.

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

May
18
Sat
all-day Frederick Farmers Cooperative As...
Frederick Farmers Cooperative As...
May 18 all-day
More info at farmerscoop.com   About Farmers Cooperative Association FCA is located in the heart of Frederick County, Maryland. Our goal is to provide premium customer service, and top-quality products at competitive prices.  Our feed and fertilizer divisions maintain a dealer scope of approximately 30 dealer-stores located throughout Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and along with our petroleum division, we are able to service over 1000 retail customers in a six state area. …
May
21
Tue
11:00 am Maryland Horse Council Informati...
Maryland Horse Council Informati...
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
MHC PLANS TO HOLD AN EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR FOR OUR INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS TO DISCUSS THIS COMPLEX AREA OF TORT AND CONTRACT LAW.  THE TENTATIVE DATE IS MAY 21, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. MHC WILL POST MORE INFORMATION ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGES AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE
7:00 pm Anne Arundel County “Horse Talk”... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Anne Arundel County “Horse Talk”... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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 (<jacquiecowan@comcast.net> or 410-215-4979).
Jun
3
Mon
7:00 pm Maryland Horse Council Trails St...
Maryland Horse Council Trails St...
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
https://mdhorsecouncil.org/events/ for google link to the meeting    
Jun
5
Wed
7:00 pm TROT Business Meeting
TROT Business Meeting
Jun 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…
Jun
9
Sun
all-day MOHSS in Howard County chooses T...
MOHSS in Howard County chooses T...
Jun 9 all-day
On June 9th, the MOHSS in Howard County, has chosen TROT as their charity recipient. Thank you so much to Kayla Dustin for choosing us! Please go out and support this show. It will be at Schooley Mill Park at 8 AM. https://mohssinfo.com/show-dates
Jun
15
Sat
all-day Rockin A Horse Show at Carroll C...
Rockin A Horse Show at Carroll C...
Jun 15 all-day
Saturday, June 15, 2024 Rockin A Horse Show at Carroll County Equestrian Center FMI: Lynda Arnold 410-984-1494 https://carrollcountyequestriancouncil.org/calendar/
3:00 pm Maryland Horse Council Social Ev...
Maryland Horse Council Social Ev...
Jun 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
MHC is holding a Social Event on Saturday, June 15 at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown. Join MHC Board member Carolyn Mackintosh and her whole team to watch some dressage tests and some Blue Ribbon show jumping rounds from the berm and the mezzanine, and mix and mingle with other horse people.
Jun
18
Tue
7:00 pm Anne Arundel County “Horse Talk”... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Anne Arundel County “Horse Talk”... @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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 (<jacquiecowan@comcast.net> or 410-215-4979).
Jun
29
Sat
all-day Rockin A Horse Show at Carroll C...
Rockin A Horse Show at Carroll C...
Jun 29 all-day
Saturday, June 29, 2024 Rockin A Horse Show at Carroll County Equestrian Center FMI: Lynda Arnold 410-984-1494 https://carrollcountyequestriancouncil.org/calendar/