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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, 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

Jun
14
Sun
Patapsco Park to Woodstock Inn @ Patapsco Park McKeldin area
Jun 14 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
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)