Tom & Pat Seay call Andora Farm, a working cattle farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, home. Steeped in history, the original farmhouse itself dates back to 1758 and was host to well-known figures such as George Washington and Daniel Boone. The property also sits right in the middle of multiple Civil War battlefields.
Tom and Pat Seay enjoy hosting events at their farm including weekly Team Penning Practice, Cattle Drive Weekends, the Annual Gathering at the Farm for their national television show, Best of America by Horseback, Daniel Boone Days each fall, and field trips for local schools.
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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 the cattle herd at Tom and Pat Seay's cattle farm. This is the perfect adventure for riders who want to do something different with their horses. You do not have to have any experience with cattle. If you are an experienced rider, we do have a couple of rental horses available, but you must be an experienced rider.
Guests will learn a variety of skills from horseback, including gathering and moving cattle around the farm and in pens. 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.
2023 Cattle Drive Schedule:
April 21-23 June 23-25 (Full) Sept 29-30
May 12-14 June 30 - July 2 Oct 20-22 (Full)
May 19-21 September 8-10 October 27-29
$575 per person fee includes: Learning to drive cattle with your horse, gathering strays, and working cattle by horseback in the arena after the cattle drives. The price includes a horse stall, a 30 amp electric hook up, trailer parking and all meals (Friday afternoon through-Saturday evening). Guests are also welcome to go on a guided ride around the property.
We do have a couple of rental horses for experienced riders who currently do not have a horse or cannot bring their own. We cannot accommodate beginner riders. You must be a confident and experienced rider. You must do all the care of the rental horses including tacking, feeding, watering and cleaning stalls. Rental Horses $150 for event.
Cancellations: We have a no refund policy, but you may change to another ride date during the current season, up to 30 days before your scheduled reservation date., without penalty. Cancellations or Transfers done within 30 days of the event will loose their deposit. If Andora Farm has to cancel an event due to safety concerns, all paid fees can be transferred to another ride date.
For reservations call (540) 829-9555
To watch a video about the cattle drives, click below