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, Barbara Sollner-Webb.

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 Barbara Sollner-Webb, 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

Sep
26
Thu
Trail Ride @ TBD
Sep 26 all-day

Info about this “Last Thursday of the Month” TROT ride will be on the TROT Facebook page and in the next newsletter.
  RSVP:  Laury Lobel  (<Laurylobel@verizon.net>, 301-467-7300)

Sep
28
Sat
Trail ride @ Gunpowder Falls - Sweet Air
Sep 28 all-day

Sweet Air is one of the most popular riding areas in Gunpowder Falls State Park with multiple trails and access from local boarding facilities. The pace of this ride will be walk- trot- cantering if trail permits and the length is 2 hours. There is trailer parking in a field and a picnic table.  Along the trail there are some muddy spots as well as a few rocky areas so boots or shoes are recommended. The trail will go through fields, wooded areas, past farms and may have some water crossings.  If the trails are wet, the park will close the area to riders so we will be confirming one or two days before.  Please contact Bianca Paterakis at 443-340-4036 biancavanhorn@me.com to register and get ride time. Helmet and current Coggins required. Bring your lunch and a chair if you would like to stay afterwards.  The address to use for your GPS is 2840 Dalton-Brevard Rd, Baldwin, MD 21013. Dalton-Brevard Road is a short gravel road. When you get to the end and see the gate and sign for the dog training facilities, turn right and drive up onto the field for trailer parking.

Sep
29
Sun
Extreme Mountain Trail Clinic @ Double C Farm
Sep 29 all-day

TROT Presents

Mountain Obstacle Course

Double C Farm, LLC is Maryland’s first IMTCA certified course. This will be an instructor-led event with a maximum of 8 riders per session. Riding the obstacle course helps a horse and rider:

  • Build a deeper partnership.
  • Cultivate trust, respect, and confidence.
  • Increase flexibility and agility.
  • Develop better communication skills.
  • And it’s FUN!

The obstacles include Balance Beams, Rocks, Cross Bucks, Pond, Bridges, Teeter Totter, Texas Two Step, Cake Box, Water Box, and more.

We are hoping for sunny skies… but remember, this event is “rain or shine” so be sure to pack accordingly.

Where:         Double C Farm, 16011 Comus Rd Clarksburg, MD

When:          September 29, 2019

Time:             9:30AM – 12:30PM or 1:30PM – 4:30PM

Rider Cost: $215 (members), $235 (non-members)

Auditor Cost: $20 (members), $40 (non-members)

To register online as an auditor, go to https://bit.ly/2vXJXt2
To register as a rider, go to https://bit.ly/2HkkTBK

EventFlyer

Oct
2
Wed
Monthly Meeting
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dear TROT Members,
This meeting will be held at Essential Support Services LLC, 2028 Liberty Road, Suite 102, Eldersburg, MD.
You are welcome to join us or call in.
To call in:
Dial-in number (US): (605) 313-4459
Access code: 421873#
We look forward to seeing you then! Agenda to follow later via e-mail.
Sincerely,
Brieanah Schwartz
TROT VP
Oct
4
Fri
Trail Ride @ League of Maryland Horsemen Invitational
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day

TROT members are invited to join in this delightful annual horse camping and trail riding event, with delicious food provided, and swell company.

Spots are limited, so registration is required.

For details, please contact: Valerie Barber 410-922-5053 Joyce Bell 410-820-6002

Oct
12
Sat
Trail Ride @ Gunpowder Falls
Oct 12 all-day

Gunpowder State Park has miles of trails to explore, this trail is one of my favorites. The footing is good, so no shoes/boots required. There will be some small stream crossings, a bridge, a tunnel, and Im sure some hikers, bikers, and some dogs on leashes. The parking can be limited depending on the time of year, so trailering with a friend is recommended! This ride will be walk-trot with some cantering if the trail permits. We will ride for at least 1.5hrs, longer if everyone is up for it! Bring your lunch and a chair if you would like to stay afterwards! 
    RSVP: Ashley Reier (443-862-1838, <ashley.reier1@gmail.com>)

Oct
19
Sat
Trail Work Day @ Piney Run
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Trail Work Day on horseback or on foot. Light lunch/pot luck provided.

Oct
26
Sat
Trail Ride @ Tuckahoe State Park
Oct 26 all-day
Come join on this ride, through a lovely venue. Although on the Eastern Shore, it is only about an hour drive from I-95. 
RSVP: Joyce Bell (410-820-6002, <wbell2@washcoll.edu>)
For more information about the park: TROT info page
Oct
31
Thu
Trail Ride @ TBD
Oct 31 all-day

Info about this “Last Thursday of the Month” TROT ride will be on the TROT Facebook page and in the next newsletter.
  RSVP: Laury Lobel  (<Laurylobel@verizon.net>, 301-467-7300)

Nov
2
Sat
Trail Work Day @ Union Mills
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Trail Work Day on horseback or on foot. Don’t put your Halloween costume away yet! Dress you and/or your horse for a chance to win a prize for the best Halloween costume. Prize(s) will be distributed at the light lunch/pot luck provided at 1pm (after we work).