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"Learn to ride horses that legends are made of"

Welcome to Anna Valley Farm. Nestled in the historic Patrick Henry District of Louisa County, Virginia, Anna Valley Farm is a 220 acre horse ranch, featuring cow horse prospects undergoing various stages of training.

Anna Valley Farm is located 22 miles from Charlottesville (25 from the UVA grounds), and 45miles from Richmond--5 miles from Zion Crossroads. As AVF is a private working farm, visits are available by appointment only.

Training is in Full Swing
Does your horse need a tune-up? Have a youngster that hasn’t been ridden? Problems with your horse that you can’t fix? Give us a call and we’ll schedule a one week evaluation of your horse for $100. If we take your horse in, training board is $35/day—everyone’s amazed at what Pat can do and you’ll be helping to fill our barns so that we can continue to do this stuff.

AVF Indoor Arena
The indoor is 100 x 130, consisting of an 80 x 130 riding arena, with a 20' extension to the width. This provides an 8' milling/staging area and an additional 10' width running the entire length of the building for stalls, tack, office, storage, etc.

The riding arena enables our customers to take lessons and ride during inclement weather and winter. It also facilitates the production of seminars, clinics and invitational events.

We continue to work on training and finishing a number of registered AQHA mares and geldings for ranch work, trail classes, work on cattle, cutting, sorting, team penning and versatility ranch class competition.

Anna Valley Farm offers full board at $400 per month, field board at $300 per month and training board at $35 per day. Board includes free choice hay, feed and turnout (full service). AVF welcomes layovers, layups and overnight stays as well. Other services are available a la carte. Please contact us for further details and pricing.

Would you like to try Cutting and Sorting, Western Speed Events such as Team Penning, Versatility Ranch Horse, Working Cow Horse, Western Showing?

We can help you start your own horse or just help you start your horse on cattle. If you don't own a horse and you just want to come out to learn and compete on one of our fine cow horses, we are open to beginners and all skill levels.

Look at that stop on Hollywood (Jagged Jac). Have you ever seen someone riding without a bridle? Here's Pat having some fun with Hollywood. We’re missing him as he’s gone to a new home with Jennifer.

These are pictures of one of our students. It is Caelan's first time learning to work cattle, as well as his first time loping off. Caelan is riding Cody.

Classes are by appointment and of one hour duration*
$45 on our horse, $35 on yours
Owners must provide their own equipment when riding their horses. AVF will provide equipment for riding our horses. For work on cattle at the farm, an additional $10 charge is levied to offset maintenance costs. We do not simply rent horses. All riding is provided in a lesson and/or practice format.

*additional time generally provided, if available and at trainer's discretion

AQHA and APHA Performance Horses
Lines include descendents of Doc Bar, Doc O'Lena, Doc's Prescription and Smart Chic Olena. The trainers at Anna Valley Farm have a passion for perfection and the experience to help our horses to become the best that they can be. Our motto is "the proof is in the pudding". Come for a demonstration and judge for yourself.

AVF features a 100' x 160' outdoor arena, adjacent to a catch pen and cattle staging area for training students for hunter/jumper and western riding. A 60' round pen is used for ground work on the horses.

AVF in the News
Have a read of a past interview with Pat Wilson of the Central Virginian here. The text is reproduced here.

Anna Valley Farm is a member of the following organizations:
American Quarter Horse Association
National Cutting Horse Association

Southern Stock Horse Association
National Reining Horse Association
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