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.

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

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


HORSE SWIM at HIGH TIDE FARM on the Magothy River @ High Tide Farm
Aug 15 all-day

HORSE SWIM at HIGH TIDE FARM on the Magothy River
Reservations Deadline Aug 1 Minimum of 12 riders needed
Please contact Carolann Sharpe if interested: Trot President

TRAIL RIDE: Little Bennett, Montgomery County, MD
Sep 21 all-day

The ride will be about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. There are bridges and road crossings. The woods trails are generally narrow, rocky and hilly so we generally walk, with a few trots and canters on the broader, open sections. There is no water available for horses at trailer parking, but streams horses can drink from by several bridge crossings during the ride. We can bring a table if riders want to bring a bag lunch, and we will bring some cookies and carrots! Helmets required on this ride.

Rain date: Thursday, September 23

Contact: Susan Ferrara,

Horse Camping: League of Maryland Horsemen Invitational
Oct 1 – Oct 3 all-day

More details will become available closer to event.

Carolann Sharpe

TRAIL RIDE: Wye Island, Queen Anne’s County, MD
Oct 17 all-day

Details to follow.

Helmets required on this ride.

Contact: Joyce Bell or 410-820-6002

TRAIL RIDE: Tuckahoe Queen Anne’s County, MD
Nov 5 – Nov 7 all-day

Join the fun at Tuckahoe Equestrian Center’s annual Fall Camping Weekend and Harvest Auction, home-cooked meals, and scenic trails in Tuckahoe State Park near Denton, MD. Helmets required on this ride.

Contact: Joyce Bell,, or 410-820-6002