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

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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 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

May
30
Sat
9:00 am Trail Work Day @ Patuxent
Trail Work Day @ Patuxent
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The trailwork is planned for 9am-1pm. We will bring tools for everyone. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots, and bring gloves if you have them. The corridor clearing and trail building will be continuing. Please bring plenty of water. Hope to see you there! To sign up or ask questions, please contact Amy Kimble, amyhkimble@aol.com OR 301-748-8310.
Jun
3
Wed
7:30 pm Bi-Monthly Meeting
Bi-Monthly Meeting
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dear TROT members, This meeting will be held at Oak Spring Equestrian. Bring snacks if you would like to. The meeting will begin at 8pm, but feel free to join us as early as 7:30pm. ALL members 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
Jun
7
Sun
10:00 am Trail Ride @ Morgan Run
Trail Ride @ Morgan Run
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ride Out Time: 10AM Located in Carroll County, the Morgan Run Natural Environment Area (part of the Patapsco Valley State Park), is comprised of approximately 2,000 acres of natural area. Hiking and equestrian trails are popular. Dogs, on leash, are allowed. There are 3.4 miles of trails, most of which are mowed turf (horses without shoes will be fine). The area is mostly flat with some rolling hills. We will also ride through a forested…
Jun
14
Sun
all-day Patapsco Park to Woodstock Inn @ Patapsco Park McKeldin area
Patapsco Park to Woodstock Inn @ Patapsco Park McKeldin area
Jun 14 all-day
This ride is ALWAYS a hit! We will be riding to the Woodstock Inn, a favorite watering hole of area riders. It has dedicated hitching posts saying “Horse and Mule Parking Only” in their main parking lot as well as two hitching posts in a secluded spot. Wait staff will sometimes add a few carrots to your order. They will also have motorcycle and cars, and a freight train line runs alongside the parking lot,…
Jul
12
Sun
4:00 pm Horse Swim @ High Tide on the Magothy River
Horse Swim @ High Tide on the Magothy River
Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
~At this time, this is an exclusive ride for TROT members ONLY~   *MUST RSVP to Ashley Reier (TROTTrails@gmail.com) for exact location and more information*   Swim Time: 4PM-6PM (plan arrival accordingly)   Cost: $40 per rider   This ride is STRICTLY by RSVP only, as we are taking 18 riders MAX. Feel free to bring some snacks for a picnic on the beach during the event. If there is light rain, the event will…
Aug
3
Mon
all-day Patapsco Park to Woodstock Inn @ Patapsco Park McKeldin Area
Patapsco Park to Woodstock Inn @ Patapsco Park McKeldin Area
Aug 3 all-day
This ride is ALWAYS a hit! We will be riding to the Woodstock Inn, a favorite watering hole of area riders. It has dedicated hitching posts saying “Horse and Mule Parking Only” in their main parking lot as well as two hitching posts in a secluded spot. Wait staff will sometimes add a few carrots to your order. They will also have motorcycle and cars, and a freight train line runs alongside the parking lot,…
Aug
5
Wed
7:30 pm Bi-Monthly Meeting
Bi-Monthly Meeting
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dear TROT members, This meeting will be held at Oak Spring Equestrian. Bring snacks if you would like to. The meeting will begin at 8pm, but feel free to join us as early as 7:30pm. ALL members 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
Oct
7
Wed
7:30 pm Bi-Monthly Meeting
Bi-Monthly Meeting
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dear TROT members, This meeting will be held at Oak Spring Equestrian. Bring snacks if you would like to. The meeting will begin at 8pm, but feel free to join us as early as 7:30pm. ALL members 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
Nov
8
Sun
2:00 pm Trail Work Day @ Piney Run (Undeveloped Area)
Trail Work Day @ Piney Run (Undeveloped Area)
Nov 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In Recognition of Veterans Day 🇺🇸 Meet at Martz Rd Parking Area off Route 26 Liberty Road, Eldersburg, MD Help to keep these trails accessible to all! Please bring your own tools. Trimmers on horseback are welcome! Please contact Stephanie Brennan to sign up or for more info (dadslilcobra@yahoo.com OR 603-573-1123)
Dec
2
Wed
7:30 pm Bi-Monthly Meeting
Bi-Monthly Meeting
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dear TROT members, This meeting will be held at Oak Spring Equestrian. Bring snacks if you would like to. The meeting will begin at 8pm, but feel free to join us as early as 7:30pm. ALL members 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