Calendar

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 ride is postponed or cancelled, the ride leader will notify you.
  • Check the TROT website and TROT and Maryland Trail Riders listservs for the most current ride information.
  • All ride participants:
    • Must wear helmets
    • Provide appropriate documentation of current negative Coggins test for the horse, in compliance with Maryland state law.
    • Be a TROT member – One-day TROT memberships are available at the ride for $5

If you need a ride to the event or can offer one, please email Barbara Sollner-Webb, so that this information can be included in an upcoming newsletter, or contact the ride leader.

 

Trail Maintenance

Anytime you are on a trail ride and if safe to do so, you can perform trail maintenance by clipping branches that impede passageway along a trail.  In addition, you can participate in scheduled trail maintenance days.

Amy Kimble is the TROT Adopt-A-Trail coordinator and she has challenged all TROT members to perform two hours of trail maintenance a year.  Please contact Amy for additional information about participating in trail maintenance activities.  She can be reached at 301-748-8310 or amyhkimble@aol.com.

Please report your trail work hours to Amy, who tracks this information for the state; these hours also help assess park usage.

Calendar

Nov
23
Sat
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: John Angevine, 301-937-0014

Dec
1
Sun
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
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#
We look forward to seeing you then! Agenda to follow later via e-mail.
Sincerely,
Brieanah Schwartz
TROT VP
Dec
15
Sun
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
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
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 you and fellow TROT
members organize to address them with your appropriate representatives. We
will be sending out a short survey in the near future to get your input and
guidance on outstanding issues.
In the meantime, we have planned a Free GRASSROOTS
WORKSHOP for Saturday, January 4, 2020 to help you learn
more about how our Maryland legislature and county governments
work; how to find your own representatives; and how to effectively let
them know your thoughts and wishes. For more information and to
reserve your seat please contact jacquiecowan@comcast.net,
410-215-4979. Space will be limited so please don’t delay.
This FREE workshop will be Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Maryland
Farm Bureau Headquarters, 3358 Davidsonville Rd. Davidsonville, MD
from 10am – 3:00pm. A free working lunch will be served.
Members of the new TROT Grassroots Committee welcome your input and
questions about what is going on in your area, what you might be concerned
about, and how we can help. See page two for contact information.

Jan
12
Sun
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
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
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
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.