17275 Germanna Hwy, Culpeper, VA 22701, USA

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540-829-9555

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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!

To learn more, click on the event that interests you or scroll down to read about them all.

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Enjoy a long weekend in the great outdoors, full of beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance and working more than 100 head of cattle with Tom and Pat Seay. This is the perfect adventure for riders and horses of any experience level, whether you've worked with cattle before or not.

 

Tom shows guests how to do a variety of events from horseback, including working cattle and team penning. Riders and horses new to cattle will have time to slowly acclimate to moving cattle during Friday morning. 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 guided trail rides around the property, relaxing catch-and-release fishing at the stocked pond or Mountain Run stream, and target practice and instruction on our new target range!

Check In: Thursday evening

Check Out: Sunday morning

2020 Pricing

$375 per person

Fee includes: driving cattle across the farm on horseback with Tom Seay, your horse stall, hook ups, parking, all meals (Thursday evening-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 may receive a full refund, or transfer to another ride within one calendar year if cancellation occurs up to two weeks before the event.

2020

April 10-12

April 17-19

May 15-17

June 5-7

July 24-26

July 31-Aug 2

Sept 25-27

Oct 2-4

Oct 30- Nov 1

Nov 6-8

CATTLE DRIVE WEEKENDS
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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, presentations 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 and more. 

Check In: Friday afternoon

Check Out: Sunday morning

2020 Pricing

$375 per person

Fee includes: your horse stall, hook ups, parking, all meals (Friday evening-Saturday evening), a horseback tour of the farm, 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 may receive a full refund, or transfer to another ride within one calendar year if cancellation occurs up to two weeks before the event.

2020

September 19-20

DANIEL BOONE DAYS
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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!

Practices are held in the Andora Farm arena every Friday night starting on April 3, 2020, weather permitting. The final practice of the season is usually the first Friday in November.

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.

Sign Ups: 6:00 pm 

First Run: 7:00 pm

Members of the public are invited to come out and spectate; there is no fee to come watch!

2020 Pricing

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

2020

Fridays, starting April 3

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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.