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ALERT:  HB 1279 WOULD ALLOW STATE-WIDE, YEAR ROUND, SUNDAY HUNTING!

Hearing is March 9!!  (sign-up on March 7)WITNESSES FOR ORAL OR WRITTEN TESTIMONY ARE NEEDED!
This bill would allow state-wide, year round, Sunday hunting, and would— apply in every county in the state, — apply to private as well as public land, — allow hunting on all 52 Sundays of the year by repealing every sub-section in 10-410 (a)(1) with: “TheDepartment may allow a person to hunt on each Sunday of the game bird and mammal…

Patuxent: Update on New Trails, Bridge, and more

We will hopefully be partnering with MORE this year to again assist in some of the work they are doing on trails at Patuxent Here is a project update. Please look out for trail workday announcements. MORE has been waiting for some needed updates to their bridge design plans. They are now very close to having the updated bridge designs approved by SHA so they can order materials for the final trail bridge of Phase…

TROT Wins Maryland Horse Industry Board Grant to improve trails

We are excited to announce that recently TROT has been awarded a Maryland Horse Industry Board Grant to improve equestrian trails. The focus of the grant is to improve bridge traction at one of the favorite equestrian trail systems in Montgomery County, Little Bennet, by adding a non-slip surface to improve horse and rider confidence in the crossings. Little Bennett Regional Parks is unique in that it offers one of the few horse trailer camping…

TROT ANNUAL GATHERING: PICNIC AT THE PARK (Rain or Shine) RSVP NOW Published on

Sunday August 8th, 2021 12 noon to 3pm – RSVP at trotactivity@yahoo.com by August 1st  Patapsco Valley State Park, McKeldin Area (GPS Coordinates 39.35982-7689112)  11676 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, MD 21104 McKeldin Pavilion #501  Due to the pandemic TROT was unable to hold its annual dinner but now is the perfect time to have a picnic ! Come and gather to see old riding buddies and meet new ones. A lot has happened in the last year,…

Updates on COVID-19 from the Maryland Horse Council

Updates on COVID-19 from the Maryland Horse Council

Updates on COVID-19 from the Maryland Horse Council Hello TROT members, The Board and I hope you all are staying healthy in the times of COVID-19. I wanted to share the latest update from the Maryland Horse Council (MHC) with you. MHC is staying up to date with everything COVID-19 and sharing how the developments are affecting equestrians. We hope that this information is helpful for you! To download the full message from MHC, please…

Sponsorship information for the Annual Dinner

Sponsorship information for the Annual Dinner

Trail Riders of Today 2020 Annual Meeting and Dinner February 15th, 2020 | Mount Airy, MD Celebrating 40 Years Originally founded in 1980 by a group of 22 Maryland riders seeking to save a single trail, Trail Riders Of Today (TROT) expanded into a 501(c)3 organization focusing on preservation and creation of sustainable equestrian trails throughout Maryland. TROT partners with local organizations, state government agencies, land developers, and the public at large to maintain, obtain,…

Extreme Mountain Trail Clinic

Extreme Mountain Trail Clinic

TROT Presents Mountain Obstacle Course Double C Farm, LLC is Maryland’s first IMTCA certified course. This will be an instructor-led event with a maximum of 8 riders per session. Riding the obstacle course helps a horse and rider: Build a deeper partnership. Cultivate trust, respect, and confidence. Increase flexibility and agility. Develop better communication skills. And it’s FUN! The obstacles include Balance Beams, Rocks, Cross Bucks, Pond, Bridges, Teeter Totter, Texas Two Step, Cake Box,…

Get Ready to Ride!

Get Ready to Ride!

So you want to go trail riding…. Good! I encourage you to. I happen to think it is one of the most fun things to do in the world. But, a little bit of planning and thought, will make the experience more fun and safe for you, and more importantly, your horse. Before you go.. Know where you are going. That seems simple, right? Map Quest, directions off the site, or plotting on a road…

Trail Etiquette for Equestrians

Trail Etiquette for Equestrians

Trail Etiquette for Equestrians* Make sure your horse has the temperament and training for riding on congested public trails. Busy multi-use trails are not the proper place for schooling green horses. Advise other trail users of your horse’s temperament, e.g. a horse with a tendency to kick should always wear a red ribbon in the tail or a stallion should wear a yellow ribbon. Assume that not everyone will know what these ribbons mean, so…

Sunday Hunting in Cecil County – Updates!

Sunday Hunting in Cecil County – Updates!

YEAR-ROUND SUNDAY HUNTING IN CECIL COUNTY ON PRIVATE AND PUBLIC LAND! A bill that would allow virtually year-round Sunday hunting of almost every species of game mammal and game bird on both private and public land has passed the House and moved over to the Senate. This bill (HB242), if it passes the Senate and is signed by the Governor, will become law. THIS MEANS IT IS VERY CLOSE TO PASSAGE, as the Senate is…

You, Your Horses, and Sunday Hunting!

You, Your Horses, and Sunday Hunting!

YEAR-ROUND SUNDAY HUNTING IN ST. MARY’S  COUNTY! A bill that would allow virtually year-round Sunday hunting of almost every species of game mammal and game bird has passed the Senate and moved over to the House. This bill (SB390), if it passes the House and is signed by the Governor, will become law. THIS MEANS IT IS VERY CLOSE TO PASSAGE, as the House is likely to approve it UNLESS THEY HEAR FROM YOU! If this…

WSSC Trail Closing Information

WSSC Trail Closing Information

Unfortunately, due to the extremely wet fall and winter seasons the rehabilitation work at Brighton Dam is behind schedule and all recreation areas on Triadelphia Reservoir will remain closed for the season. This includes Brighton Dam, Greenbridge, Triadelphia, Pig Tail, and Big Branch recreation areas. Note that the Azalea Garden is also closed this season and that in the coming weeks the sidewalk along Brighton Dam road will also be closed to pedestrian traffic. Recreation…