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Oakland Heights Farm

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Address: 17110 James Madison Highway, Gordonsville, VA 22942
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+1 540-832-3350

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Nice, friendly staff. Informed us on the demeanor of the horses. My 12 yr old had never ridden so he enjoyed the low key experience. We would do again and recommend for a nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice, friendly staff. Informed us on the demeanor of the horses. My 12 yr old had never ridden so he enjoyed the low key experience. We would do again and recommend for a nice family experience.

Thank 561tammy
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I was told already on the phone, that it is a pleasure ride - also for beginners. And so it was. Walking the horse up and down the mountain and the ride for $45.- per hour was over. For me it was a bit of a waste. Go and enjoy but for first time riders only.

Thank Marion M
Washington, DC
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74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Our inn-keeping arranged a large group ride (11 people) with David, and we really had a wonderful time. Although the ride itself was a little over an hour, it was a two-hour process because of orientation and the time it took to saddle everyone up. What was particularly impressive was that there was a separate guide leading each of the... More 

2 Thank JK4321
Ithaca, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

After carefully reviewing Tripadvisor reviews, looking for a riding stable that took an ethical and humane perspective in animals, I decided upon Oakland Heights Farm based upon the positive reviews. I called David Lamb and made a reservation for a ride. My husband, daughter and I arrived to find a rodeo out in front of Mr. Lamb's place. I called... More 

9 Thank ckulis
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We booked this through Chestnut Hill B&B. It was a very nice ride through the mountains. the horses are well mannered and trained. Very enjoyable short ride.

2 Thank Steve K
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

After reading the TripAdvisor recommendation to go to Oakland Heights Farm for trail riding, we called David Lamb and made a reservation. The ride and setting was as wonderful as all of the reviews have explained. In fact my husband and I were the only two on our ride. Our guide Pam, was a delight to be with. The horses... More 

2 Thank RKTFL
Keswick, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2015

David and Sally Lamb are incredible horse people and love to share their love of horses with others. The horses are well trained and well cared for and the rides up the mountain are so much fun. If David is your guide, you will learn a lot about the history of the area, from the Indians through the colonial era... More 

Thank Shelley P
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Was in Charlottesville for a baseball tournament. Had an afternoon off. Found this place and called for a trail ride. They set up an extra ride for us ... Waited for us to arrive from c'ville. Put us on two nice horses and off on the trail we went. The owner talked the entire time, explain all about the farm... More 

1 Thank DanAndLubaAndJohn
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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136 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

If you like horses and riding this is the place. The trail riding is excellent. You can ride English or Western. The horses are quiet but not dull. David is as entertaining as he is informative. The facilities and the horses are all top quality. There is a lot going on here in addition to trail rides so if you... More 

Thank Oskar_Baxter
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

What a great experience we had, not the typical trail ride at all! The owner David Lamb takes you out personally on very trustworthy horses and leads you up the mountain where you get to "ride through history",riding the same trail Jefferson & Madison rode, as well as on the battle grounds of the Civil War. David shared a lot... More 

Thank Pat5414

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