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

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


TROT Annual Dinner @ MAVFC Reception Hall
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join your fellow TROT members to celebrate TROT’s 40th Anniversary at the MAVFC Reception Hall in Mount Airy, MD. The event is free to all members and will include dinner, a short speaker, annual meeting, and silent auction to benefit TROT!


We are looking for sponsors for the annual dinner! If you know someone who may be interested in sponsoring the annual dinner, please contact


Each year, TROT holds a silent auction to raise money. We welcome donations of tack, clothing, items, or services! Tack and clothing must be clean and in new or like new condition. If you have an item you would like to donate to the silent auction, please use this form or email


We are taking a walk down memory lane. If you have older TROT photos or memorabilia you would like to share, please email us or call/text Cassie at 240-620-4235.


TROT will be catering the main dish portion of the meal. Please feel free to bring a side dish or dessert as in past years. We look forward to celebrating with you!