Fred Scott, Jr.
(434) 295-4188

AGRICULTURAL LINKS

These pages will lead you to the arts & cultural events going on and places to stay in our community, to Event Planners who can help you with party planning here or elsewhere, and to direct contact with our farm staff. Also here: Driving Clubs, Horseback riding and Publications.

IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY
(we share a property line):

Albemarle Cider Works and Vintage Virginia Apples

BOVINE & EQUINE

Albemarle County's fair is located here at Bundoran Farm, every August.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech)

Virginia Tech College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Virginia Tech Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences

Virginia Tech Dept of A&PS Equine Program, headed by Dr. Ann Dunnington and Dr. Rebecca Splan, both of whom have attended our Driving School

Virginia Department of Forestry

Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries

Virginia Draft Horse & Mule Assn. Lots of really good draft horse links are here!

Virginia Horse Council

VirginiaEquestrian.com is a weblisting of many Virginia trainers, breeders, suppliers, etc.

DRIVING CLUBS:
Shenandoah Valley Driving Club, pleasure driving in the valley: contact Neil Robichaux or call (540) 377-6719

James River Driving Club: drives carriages in Richmond and around central Virginia. Contact Dot Ruqus at 804-556-4486 or Cheryl Childress at 804-784-0001

Potomac River Driving Club, meets around northern Virginia: contact Marged Harris or call her at 540-338-4354

HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDES: Gordonsville, VA. David & Sally Lamb, 434-832-3350

J & L Livestock owned by Jerry & Luisa Chappell of Front Royal often have draft teams for sale.

Ray Kisamore - call 540-337-6041 - of Lazy K Farms, just west of Staunton breeds and sells fine Percheron draft horses. Lazy K Farms and Bundoran Farm operated our driving schools jointly for several years. We have the highest regard for their livestock

Harmon's Hayrides offers rides and weddings in the Washington DC area.

Blue Ridge Institute & Museum in Ferrum, near Roanoke, offers presentations of Appalachian history and culture. Roddy Moore is the curator; his wife Sally breeds champion Percherons.

Our friend and Virginia neighbors Bill Speiden and his wife Sandra are in a special category. They like to drive teams of four oxen and they do it all over the American west.

In the summer of 2001, the Bozeman Trail - and its wet gulches - was a challenge!
"Nip" and "Tuck", "Peanut" and "Butter" had a long day in this creek!

Once, in public, Bill's team met our four horses and was ordered to their knees in a very polite bow; then Bill said "Now let's see your four horses do that!" We slowly drove away, utterly devastated!

HORSE & CATTLE PUBLICATIONS:

The Carriage Association of America publishes the Carriage Journal, an excellent monthly glossy magazine on coaching, carriages and restorations.

Draft Horse Journal is the must-subscribe magazine for draft horse enthusiasts

Driving Digest Magazine is a nice monthly that covers all aspects of driving: pleasure, draft, CDE, shows, etc. Very nice, and all-inclusive.

Small Farmer's Journal interesting philosophical approach to animal-powered agriculture. Full of wonderful technical articles about the use and repair of antique agricultural equiipment.

HORSES IN VIRGINIA 18 x 24" illustrated color lithograph now available from artist Ann Chenoweth Sader. The centerpiece of the illustration is a drawing of the Commonwealth, noting the major cities, towns, and county courthouses (and lots of horses!) around the state. $25.00 per poster, plus $5.00 for shipping to each address. (Sales tax is included) contact Ann at 804-769-3953 or fax to 804-769-3942 or email her Order by mail from Locust Hill Press, P.O. Box 100, St. Stephens Church, Va. 23184.

INTERNATIONAL


Museum of Rural English Life in Reading, England 100 miles west of London, is an extraordinarily well-presented collection of early farm machinery, waggons, household items, etc. The Keeper (curator) is Roy Brigden, who was very helpful as we built the American Work Horse Museum in Lexington Va.

Heavy Horse World is Great Britain's only magazine - and a good one, too - devoted to Draught Horses, published by Diana Zeuner.

Claire Short maintains Heavy Horses, a valuable informational resource in Great Britain.

Thimbleby & Shorland Carriage Auctioneers in Reading, England 100 miles west of London.



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