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

Feb
27
Thu
TROT @ PA Horse World Expo
Feb 27 – Mar 1 all-day

**VOLUNTEERS NEEDED**

Horse World Expo will bring the nation’s leading equestrian clinicians and entertainers to Harrisburg for four days of education, entertainment and shopping. TRAIL RIDERS OF TODAY will be attending. We will need ALL HANDS ON DECK for volunteering covering the booth. This is a very important way TROT is getting their name and mission out in front of hundreds of horse back riders and owners. TROT will take care of hotel expenses up to $60.00 for one night for those donating 8 hours combined over two days.

 

Help is needed for:

Thursday: 8am – Noon for Set up (coordinate with Carolann, probably arriving around 10am)

Thursday: Noon – 8:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

We are allowed 3 badges proving parking and entry to the event. I can provide those to the people that are staying the most hours.

Please contact Carolann Sharpe (blackandwhitecookie@yahoo.com OR (410) 908-5599) to set up volunteer hours.

Mar
1
Sun
Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

All dates are 9am-1pm, but the location may vary between Route 94 and
Mullinix Mill Road.

Please contact Amy Kimble for more details and the meeting location (amyhkimble@aol.com OR 301-748-8310).

Mar
4
Wed
Meeting @ Oak Spring Equestrian
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dear TROT Members,
This meeting will be held at Oak Spring Equestrian.
You are welcome to join us or call in.
Dial-in number (US): (605) 313-4459
Access code: 421873#
Mar
7
Sat
Trail Ride @ Morgan Run
Mar 7 all-day

Ride out time: 12PM

This ride will be 6-8 easy miles, at a slow pace. The terrain is flat, mostly grass trails, shoes are not needed. There is NO porta-potty. There is picnic tables on site. You will be parking in a gravel lot. There is NO water for horses. Please bring horse water and clean up tools. RAIN DATE: SAT MARCH 14TH.

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: Nancy Harmon (im.rdy2ride@hotmail.com OR 301-639-4448)

Mar
8
Sun
Trail Ride @ Brunswick
Mar 8 all-day

Ride out time: 12PM

This is a straight in and out ride on a tow path. We may split into groups for different speeds if wanted. Parking in the Mark Train Lot. No water or bathroom. Terrain is flat, but some gravel so may need shoes if your horse has tender feet. We will probably ride about 8 miles. Afterwards we will leave our horses in the trailers and walk one block to Beans in the Belfry for lunch and maybe an open mike entertainment of Blue Grass. A very quaint place that used to be an old church. You should bring clean up tools and water and hay for your horse. Expect hikers, bikers, dog walkers and trains. RAIN DATE: SUN MARCH 15TH

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: Nancy Harmon (im.rdy2ride@hotmail.com OR 301-639-4448)

Mar
14
Sat
Trailer Safety Seminar @ Oak Spring Equestrian, LLC
Mar 14 all-day
Trailer Safety Seminar @ Oak Spring Equestrian, LLC | Woodbine | Maryland | United States

**You can sign up & find more information via the eventbrite link**
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trailer-safety-seminar-registration-89798061419?aff=ebdssbeac

TROT is hosting a Trailer Safety Seminar. The seminar will be broken into two parts. The morning session will be in a classroom and will cover a variety of topics. The afternoon session will be dedicated to one-on-one 30-minute driving lessons with an instructor driving YOUR OWN tow vehicle and trailer. Only 20 spots are available so make sure to reserve your spot by registering early!

All drivers must be at least 18 years old and bring their own towing vehicle and trailer with active insurance.

Lunch will be provided by TROT for all classroom participants and driving students. Feel free to hang around and watch the lessons from the sideline or take some time to explore some model trailers that are for sale.

The instructors are Tom and Neva Kittrel Scheve. They have been advocates of horse trailer safety for over 35 years.

Please join us and learn how to keep our four-legged friends safe on the road!

Mar
21
Sat
Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

All dates are 9am-1pm, but the location may vary between Route 94 and
Mullinix Mill Road.

Please contact Amy Kimble for more details and the meeting location (amyhkimble@aol.com OR 301-748-8310).

Apr
1
Wed
Meeting @ Oak Spring Equestrian
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dear TROT Members,
This meeting will be held at Oak Spring Equestrian.
You are welcome to join us or call in.
Dial-in number (US): (605) 313-4459
Access code: 421873#
Apr
4
Sat
Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

All dates are 9am-1pm, but the location may vary between Route 94 and
Mullinix Mill Road.

Please contact Amy Kimble for more details and the meeting location (amyhkimble@aol.com OR 301-748-8310).

Apr
18
Sat
Trail Work Day @ Patuxent Park
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

All dates are 9am-1pm, but the location may vary between Route 94 and
Mullinix Mill Road.

Please contact Amy Kimble for more details and the meeting location (amyhkimble@aol.com OR 301-748-8310).