Farm Life Getaways

 

WHY GO WEST?

Tom and Pat Seay, originally horseback outfitters in the Blue Ridge Mountains,

coined the phrase,"Why Go West", when people can enjoy the rural lifestyle right here at Andora Farm

through a variety of outdoor events in the spring, summer, and fall.

Call 540-829-9555 to reserve your spot at any of our upcoming events!

 
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2021

Oct 8-9

Oct 15-16

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2022

April 22-23

May 13-14

May 20-21

June 10-11

June 17-18

July 15-16

Aug 5-6

Sept 9-10

Sept 23-24

Oct 21-22

Oct 28-29

CATTLE DRIVE WEEKENDS

Enjoy a long weekend in the great outdoors, full of beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance and working the herd at Tom and Pat Seay's cattle farm. This is the perfect adventure for riders and horses of any experience level, whether you've worked with cattle before or not.

 

Guests will learn a variety of skills from horseback, including gathering and moving cattle and team penning. Riders and horses new to cattle will have time to slowly acclimate to moving cattle on Friday afternoon. All of our guests are treated to delicious hot meals throughout the weekend, cooked right here at the farm and served to you family-style around the long dining table. Guests are also invited to take part in leisurely guided trail rides around the property.

Check In: Friday by  noon. Ride out at 2:00pm

Check Out: Sunday morning

2021 Pricing

$575 per person

Fee includes: driving cattle across the farm on horseback, your horse stall, hook ups, parking, all meals (Friday afternoon through-Saturday evening), lessons with Tom Seay, a trail ride around the property, instruction on team penning, and entry into Friday evening's Team Penning Practice with the public.

A $50 deposit reserves your space!

Balances can be split into monthly payments. All balances must be paid in full two weeks before the event.

Horse stalls and hook ups are first come, first served. Primitive camping available free of charge

Cancellations: We have a no refund policy but riders may transfer to another ride within one calendar year if cancellation occurs up to two weeks before the event.

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2021
Friday Evenings
7:00 PM
Culpeper, VA

TEAM PENNING PRACTICE

Every Friday, teams of three riders work together to quickly cut and move three cattle from one end of the arena to the pen at the far side. Bragging rights goes to the team with the fastest time of the night!

Riders, a current negative Coggins for your horse(s) is required for you to practice. Please bring them to your first practice, or send them to us ahead of time. When you get updated Coggins, you will need to bring us the updated copy.

Ticket Sales: 6:30 pm  ($5 per ticket/1 ticket per run)

First Run: 7:00 pm

Members of the public are invited to come out and spectate; there is no fee to come watch. Hope we see you there!

2021 Pricing

$5 per person, per ride - the same price it's been since Tom and Pat began hosting more than 20 years ago.

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2021

September 17-19

DANIEL BOONE DAYS

In 1759, frontiersman Daniel Boone fled the Cherokee Wars in North Carolina and moved his family here to Culpeper County, Virginia at a time when the population was less than 200 people. Boone is believed to have made his living as a teamster, hauling tobacco grown on local farms, including lands where Andora Farm now stands, and taking the tobacco to port to send across the Atlantic to England.

During Daniel Boone Days, visitors can learn more about life in colonial Virginia, interact with local artisans & craftspeople, and explore the farm. Past attractions have included wagon rides out to the authentic living-history American Mountain Men Association encampment, trail rides across the property, talks from historians specializing in local and Native American history, visits to the location of an 8,000 year old Native American village, a presentation by the author of a Daniel Boone biography, and booths where you can see colonial craft-folk in action! Past crafters have included blacksmiths, bread makers, candle makers, fur trappers, potters, quilters, soap makers, spinners and weavers. 

Check In: Friday afternoon

Check Out: Sunday morning

2021 Pricing

Full for 2021 event

Balances can be split into monthly payments. All balances must be paid in full two weeks before the event.

Cancellations: We have a no refund policy, but participants can transfer to another ride within one calendar year if cancellation occurs up to two weeks before the event.

 
 
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NEW TO DRIVING CATTLE?

No worries! Trail Master Tom Seay has been guiding and educating riders of every experience level on horseback for more than 20 years. 

 

Watch the video to get an inside look at Cattle Drive Weekends here at the farm.