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

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


Frederick Farmers Cooperative Association Open House -May 18 8 AM- 1 PM
May 18 all-day

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About Farmers Cooperative Association
FCA is located in the heart of Frederick County, Maryland. Our goal is to provide premium customer service, and top-quality products at competitive prices.  Our feed and fertilizer divisions maintain a dealer scope of approximately 30 dealer-stores located throughout Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and along with our petroleum division, we are able to service over 1000 retail customers in a six state area.  Our consistent quality driven approach has allowed us to continue to offer products and services to you and your family for years to come!
Farmers Coop has something to offer everyone…
• Fresh Quality Feeds Made Daily!
• Equine & Livestock Supplies
• Animal Health Supplies
• Dog and Cat Food
• Pet Supplies
• Bulk and Bagged Lime
• Bagged Fertilizers
• Grass Seeds
• Petroleum Services
• Soil Sampling
• Forage Analysis Testing
• Buyer of Local Grains
Don’t see it listed above? Call in and ask if we’ve got it!!!
Our customer’s feedback is always welcome please feel free to email your thoughts and or concerns to: We look forward to hearing from you…
“Great place. Excellent products. Definitely recommend for all your farm and livestock needs..” – Sandra Storm