OAKLAND HEIGHTS FARM
"The best trail riding operation in Central Virginia"
Fred Scott says that David and Sally
Lamb (Phone: 540-832-3350) are always the first
ones he calls when he needs a stock horse. They run
a serious horseback trail-riding operation for which
he has great respect.
Bundoran Farm does
NOT offer trail riding to the public
Every major hotel and conference center
in Charlottesville refers their clientele to Oakland
Heights. Daily, busloads of tourists arrive at their
farm near Gordonsville from the Boar's Head Inn,
Keswick Hall, and the Omni. These first-class hotels
want their guests treated well, and they are. David
& Sally run, simply, the best trail riding operation
"We hope so", says Sally Lamb, but "we
don't teach driving. Fred Scott at Bundoran Farm does
that, and no one does it better. He is a major influence
in the education of students to become drivers, and
in the education of others - like our legislators -
who can help us if they understand our issues."
"Driving horses has the potential to be dangerous,
but we like the way the Bundoran Farm crew approaches
risk. Fred's expertise and his attitude toward safety
cannot be overemphasized. You have to be far better
than the average horseman to do it safely; Fred is,
Sally adds: "It's neat that the Bundoran
Farm school and traveling
hitch horses are touching something new in Virginia;
the driving is a new and exciting aspect to equine activities
in our area"
agrees, but adds that "...driving horses is not
really new, it's been done for years. What's great is
the renewal of some of the good things are going by
the wayside. Bundoran's operation and ours, too, are
both working to preserve that knowledge. That's good"
While we appreciate these nice comments, and while we
do have trails at Bundoran,
we do not offer public access
to rental horses, guides, or trails, like
the Lambs can offer.
So, if you'd like to go trail riding near Charlottesville,
call or write:
David and Sally Lamb 540-832-3350
Oakland Heights Farm
17110 James Madison Highway
Gordonsville, VA 22942