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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, 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.

 

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.

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 trotpresident@gmail.com.

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

Calendar

Jul
6
Wed
TROT Business Meeting
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting ID: 830 3145 8057
Passcode: 543609
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Jul
9
Sat
Trail Ride: July 9th: Gunpowder State Park and lunch at Casa Mia
Jul 9 all-day

Pease sign up to let Diane Cafferty know you would like to join her for her ride at Gunpowder State Park on Bunker Hill Rd in Parkton. Saturday July 9th. She will be riding the trails of Gunpowder at a medium to fast pace. There are wooden bridges to cross and a small concrete gully. They will also be crossing a fairly busy road at two different places. Ride for about 2 1/2 hours and have lunch at Casa Mia’s. There are hitching posts and trees. Then back to trailers along the road with wide shoulders. Reach Diane to sign up at 717-891-7327 or fb messenger. Time and exact location will be given when you sign up.

Jul
10
Sun
Trail Work: Morgan Run: Carroll County @ Morgan Run
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

We’ll start the season of attacking the overgrowth and mowing on Sunday, May 1st. (9:00 – noon) with Rain Date (if necessary) of Saturday May 7th

It would be very helpful if, prior to each work day, folks would drop an email to ccecofmd@yahoo.com so we would know how many to expect.

RVSP has indicated they will make the MCC Crew available for our trail work days to work with us.

Bring your friends and riding buddies!

From Carroll County Equestrian Council

Jul
12
Tue
Anne Arundel County horse lovers at “Horse Talk” gatherings @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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 second 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 ( or 410-215-4979).

Jul
20
Wed
TROT NEWSLETTER GOES OUT
Jul 20 all-day

We are always looking for ideas and articles for the newsletter!  Please send these to our current newsletter guru, Barbara Sollner-Webb at bsw@jhmi.edu.

Aug
3
Wed
TROT Business Meeting
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting ID: 830 3145 8057
Passcode: 543609
One tap mobile
+13017158592,,83031458057#,,,,*543609# US (Washington DC)
+16465588656,,83031458057#,,,,*543609# US (New York)
Dial by your location
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 830 3145 8057
Passcode: 543609
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kz2JmjQ2t
Aug
6
Sat
Trail Work: Morgan Run: Carroll County @ Morgan Run
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

We’ll start the season of attacking the overgrowth and mowing on Sunday, May 1st. (9:00 – noon) with Rain Date (if necessary) of Saturday May 7th

It would be very helpful if, prior to each work day, folks would drop an email to ccecofmd@yahoo.com so we would know how many to expect.

RVSP has indicated they will make the MCC Crew available for our trail work days to work with us.

Bring your friends and riding buddies!

From Carroll County Equestrian Council

Aug
9
Tue
Anne Arundel County horse lovers at “Horse Talk” gatherings @ Glory Days in Edgewater
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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 second 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 ( or 410-215-4979).

Aug
14
Sun
SAVE THE DATE: TROT PICNIC @ Patapsco Valley State Park: McKeldin Area
Aug 14 all-day

Details to come

Aug
27
Sat
TRAIL WORK: PINEY RUN: CARROLL COUNTY EQUESTRIAN COUNCIL
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

All days start at 9:30 AM. Contact Carolyn Garber (410-549-
5141 or ccecofmd@yahoo.com) or Stephanie Brennan (603-573-1123 or dadslilcobra@yahoo.com) for more info.