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.


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.

Trail Ride Tuckahoe Saddlin’ Up for Breast Cancer Ride @ Tuckahoe Equestrian Center
Sep 17 all-day

A very worthwhile upcoming event is “Saddlin’ Up for Breast Cancer”, with a trail ride, lunch, raffles, prizes, and the “All Pinked
Out Parade and Contest”. Mark your calendars; it will be at the Tuckahoe Equestrian Center on Saturday, September 17, 2022,
preceded by a Friday night pizza party and camping available that night by reservation. All proceeds benefit the Red Devils, who
provide life-enhancing services to breast cancer patients and their families. For info, contact Jacquie Cowan (at
or 410-215-4979) or see .

SADDLIN UP FOR THE CURE: Tuckahoe Equestrian Breast Cancer Ride @ Tuckahoe Equestrian center
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

SADDLIN UP FOR THE CURE: Tuckahoe Equestrian Breast Cancer Ride

Date: Saturday September 17, 2022

Time: 8:30AM-3:30PM

Location: Tuckahoe Equestrian Center

Contact Joetta Denny 410-643-3816 for registration info, forms, and camp information