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 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:
- Helmets are encouraged
- 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 Trot Activity, so that this information can be included in an upcoming newsletter, or contact the ride leader.
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.
Carolann Sharpe 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 Carolann for additional information about participating in trail maintenance activities. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Please report your trail work hours to Amy, who tracks this information for the state; these hours also help assess park usage.
Memorial Day Ride to American Legion on May 29th
Contact Carolann Sharpe at firstname.lastname@example.org for ride time and meet-up location
Dress in red white and blue
Lauren Nicholson Clinic, Wardeca (Laytonsville)
see wardeca.com for more details
Union Mills Trail Ride May 9th
Contact Tracy McCommon at 407-579-7989 to RSVP and for meet location and time
Please plan on bringing a dish to share afterwards and wear a helmet.
Mountain Trail Challenge, Double C Farm (Clarksburg)
see doublecfarm.net for more details
Mountain Trail Play Day at Double C Farm (Clarksburg)
see doublecfarm.net for more info
The clinic lessons can be done in several ways:
- You can ride and have your lesson on horseback, and/or have Wendy use the Sure Foot pads on your horse.
- You can have unmounted body work done by Wendy (Functional Integration Feldenkraiss)
- You can do a session on Wendy’s instructive horse simulator-it’s like a big, rolling, rocking horse that only is evenly balanced and moving properly when your seat and body are correct.
- The simulator is quite popular as it really highlights any rider body imbalances and facilitates corrections to the riders position.
- NOTE: **If using the simulator, please bring your riding helmet, as well as your saddle with stirrups attached.**
Each private session is 45 minutes long.
The cost for any session in the clinic is $160 for Good News boarders and $170 to non-boarders. Checks should be made payable to Good News Stable.
Please text Caroline Jordan on 301 424-4562 if you are interested in having a lesson with Wendy.
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 (
Woodstock Inn Ride
Contact Carolann Sharpe at email@example.com for details on time and meet-up location