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, 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 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 Ashley Reier, 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

May
30
Sat
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
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
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 area with one water crossing. This will be a moderately paced ride, with an opportunity for some trotting and cantering. We will ride until about noon.

After the ride, we can have lunch at the picnic table in the grassy area next to the gravel parking lot. Bring your lunch and lawn chairs. The ride hosts will provide dessert and cold water.

There is a port-a-potty in the parking lot (Spring until late Fall), compliments of the Carroll County Equestrian Council (CCEC). Please bring horse water and clean up rake/bucket.

Rain Date: Saturday June 13th

Directions: Going north on Route 97/New Washington Road, turn right onto Bartholow Road and take the first left on Ben Rose Lane. Drive to the end of the road to enter the large, gravel parking lot for the Morgan Run Natural Environment Area.

This ride is by RSVP ONLY, as we may limit the # of participants due to parking space. We also will need to get in touch with you if the rain date is going to be used.

RSVP: Karen Durilla (PonyExpressMessenger@gmail.com OR 301-703-4087)

Jun
14
Sun
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, but you can eat at outside picnic tables to be with your horse. The ride will begin at McKeldin Park’s dedicated horse trailer parking (with rest rooms close by), going along their well-maintained multi-use trails, with beautiful views as you climb in and out of river valleys. As we go to the restaurant, you may encounter walkers, dogs on leashes, and bike riders, and there are two water crossings plus a railroad track crossing. The ride is 1 ½ hour one way at a nice slow walk. After lunch, a walk-trot group can split off and get back in 30-40 mins . In total the day should be 4-5 hours.
RSVP: Carolann Sharpe (blackandwhitecookie@yahoo.com OR 410-908-5599)
Jul
12
Sun
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 go on, if there are thunderstorms it will be cancelled. High Tide Farm provides a safe, welcoming environment to fulfill your lifelong horse dream!
 
We anticipate this event to fill up fast, so please get in touch with our trail coordinator to reserve your spot!
TROTTrails@gmail.com
 
As always, a negative coggins is a MUST. Hope to see you there 🙂
Aug
3
Mon
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, but you can eat at outside picnic tables to be with your horse. The ride will begin at McKeldin Park’s dedicated horse trailer parking (with rest rooms close by), going along their well-maintained multi-use trails, with beautiful views as you climb in and out of river valleys. As we go to the restaurant, you may encounter walkers, dogs on leashes, and bike riders, and there are two water crossings plus a railroad track crossing. The ride is 1 ½ hour one way at a nice slow walk. After lunch, a walk-trot group can split off and get back in 30-40 mins . In total the day should be 4-5 hours.
RSVP: Carolann Sharpe (blackandwhitecookie@yahoo.com OR 410-908-5599)
Aug
5
Wed
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
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
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
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