GEC’s unique location in the Gunpowder State Park makes it a wonderful area to enjoy the park on horseback. We love visitors and welcome new faces to our facility. There are miles of trails for trail riders, hikers and dog walkers accessible from our property..
We ask that visitors do not feed the horses on the premises and all dogs must be leashed at all times.
Hiking / Walking / Dog Walking
There are many trails accessible from our property that are great for walking/hiking/dog walking. We do not have maps of the trails but some of the trail apps may. To get to the main trailhead – park in our lot, walk along the fenceline past the yellow gate, and follow the blue markings. Blue/Yellow trail markings make a loop around back to our property toward Northwind Road. White trail markings indicate the Big Gunpowder trails. Pink trail markings have been made by mountain bikers and may be quite hilly.
Trail Riding / Trailering In:
GEC does not offer trail rides. The trail riding mentioned here applies to people that own their own horses.
A list of facilities that offer guided trail rides or horse rentals can be found at this link: Saddle_UP_web.
If you are interested in trailering your own horse(s) to our facility to ride the Gunpowder trails, contact us using the form below, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (410) 663-4445 x 2 to let us know you are coming. Depending on how busy we are with lessons you may need to park in our overflow area which is behind a locked gate.
Due to bio-security concerns, horses visiting for trail riding may not enter the barn or riding arenas. Please do not allow your horse to ‘talk’ to our horses over the fence.
Those trailering in horses must present:
Current negative Coggins (Equine Infectious Anemia/EIA) report
- Proof of Equine Influenza Virus and Equine Herpes Virus (Rhinopneumonitis) vaccination within the past 6 months. Acceptable documentation is as follows:
- Administered by veterinarian: Documentation from the veterinarian that the horse in question received the vaccines, the name of the vaccines, and the date the vaccines were administered to the horse.
- Administered by the owner or other individual responsible for the horse’s care: a receipt for the vaccines purchase, signed by the owner or caregiver, serial number and expiration date of the vaccine, and the date the vaccinations were administered to the horse.