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Horse Industry Grant Work June 4th and 5th

As reported in the last newsletter, through a grant from the Maryland Horse Industry Board, TROT, in collaboration with the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) and Potomac Bridle and Hiking Trails Association (PBHTA), will be working to improve bridges at one of the favorite equestrian trail systems in Montgomery County, Little Bennett Regional Park, by adding a non-slip surface to dangerously slippery bridge sections. Little Bennett is unique in that it offers…

Wheaton Stables and Equestrian Loop Trail Update

May 19th public hearing on Wheaton Stables and their equestrian/hiker Wheaton Loop Trail- the planning department heard from the public May 19th, and many equestrians showed up, which was great to see. PBHTA and TROT both provided written testimony. Next dates to watch out for is June 9th where input will be incorporated, and June 23rd will be a vote for the approval.May 19th public hearing link here:https://mncppc.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2…The report is here:https://montgomeryparks.org/…/WRP-Master-Plan-Public…Again- you can see the…

MD General Assembly in Session – Jan-April

TROT is reviewing the following legislation. Horse or Trail Related State Wide: Right to Ride – SB 345/HB 116 State Wide: Great Maryland Outdoors Act – SB 541Maryland the Beautiful Act- trust for buying property for conservation purposes – SB 791/ HB 1031Horse Riding- Helmet Requirements for minors law – HB713Fair Hill Improvement Fund – 1.8 million to the special event area – HB 658/SB 538DNR tenants must maintain a border to allow access to…