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

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

Aug
16
Sun
Horse Swim @ High Tide on the Magothy River
Aug 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
~This is an exclusive ride for TROT members & their guests~

*MUST RSVP to Carolann Sharpe (blackandwhitecookie@yahoo.com) for exact location and more information*

Swim Time: 4PM-6PM (plan arrival accordingly)

Cost: $40 per rider (+$10 day fee for non-members)

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 Carolann to reserve your spot!
blackandwhitecookie@yahoo.com

As always, a negative coggins & helmet is a MUST. Hope to see you there 🙂

Sep
3
Thu
Fair Hill Derby Weekend Getaway @ Fair Hill NRMA
Sep 3 – Sep 7 all-day
Sep
19
Sat
Saddlin’ up for Breast Cancer @ Tuckahoe Equestrian Center
Sep 19 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
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