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FARM LIFE

BEST LIFE

We are a small family-owned, multi-purpose farm in the heart of Virginia. We are active in animal rescue, seeking healing and happiness for members of our community and the animals that call Shoofly home.

 Come enjoy some of the BEST life with us!

LEARN MORE

Give the Gift of Sponsorship!​

Sponsoring Shoofly Farm is a great gift to give to the person who already has everything they need. All money received goes directly to care for the many animals that call Shoofly home as well as our FREE programs to community members. Purchase of sponsorship comes with the card you see displayed to the right. You will be directed to a secure purchase through PayPal. After your purchase, you will receive an email requesting the needed mailing information for the recipient of your choice.

***Please note we will contact the email associated with your PayPal account unless you contact us directly at [email protected]***

Purchase a  Sponsorship HERE

Shoofly's animals and programs are always in need of donations from our community. 

Please consider helping if you can. Also, visit our about page to read up on Shoofly's origins and mission.

DONATE

Coming up on the Farm!

Free Farm Visit Fridays begin March 18th!

Visit our farm for​ FREE every Friday between 

March 18th and September 30th

Shoofly Farm is open on Fridays from

 9am - 1pm

click on the "Visit our Farm" tab for more details 

***Please take the time to follow us and frequently check our social media platforms for updates and closings we post throughout the season!***


Shoofly Farm Market

Come enjoy shopping lots of local vendors on our beautiful farm, fish our stocked pond, purchase a lead line trail ride or a tractor-drawn hayride. Enjoy petting our goats, pigs, and pony in our free petting pasture. There is no other farmers' market like ours, it is a fantastic event for all members of your family!


Dog Policy:  Only well-behaved and leashed dogs are allowed on property, your dog's leash must be no longer than 6ft and is to be worn at all times. Dogs are not permitted inside ANY of our animal enclosures and you must come prepared to pick up after your furry friend. We have the right to dismiss you and your dog from the property in the event of excessive barking or any signs of aggression towards other patrons, dogs, or animals on the farm. Thank you!

Animal Experience sessions & FREE Farm Visits


We are happy to announce private animal experience sessions are happening once more! If you are interested in visiting our farm you can book your private tour by clicking on our Free Farm Experience tab and scrolling down to read about and click on our Private Session information or click the button below. 

Our private animal experience sessions are $45 and give you 1 hour of guided interaction with our animals! Pony/horse rides are available for an additional $10 a rider. These visits can be for just you and your family or a large group (limit 30 people). 

Public Hours and FREE Farm Visits are offered April through September


Farm Tour Visit

Welcome to Shoofly Farm!

Watch this short video to get a better understanding of who we are, what we do, and WHY we do it!

Current Donation Needs

you can now send donations via VENMO, search Shoofly Farm, 

our icon is our gray and red barn @shooflyfarmva

Rescues of Shoofly

Shoofly did not originally set out to be a sanctuary to animals in need but it quickly became just that. Not every animal that lives here is a rescue but every rescue usually has large vet bills and medical needs initially and often for life. We don't like to be limited by our ability to pay for the animals food and care. Funds donated here not only care for our current rescues but helps us continue efforts to shelter animals here at Shoofly!

 If you'd like to help us make sure all the Shoofly  rescues are vetted and receive the care they so desperately need  please click the donation button below and,

 THANK YOU!!!!

*Donations processed securely through PayPal


Rescues of Shoofly


Free Farm Visits

Here at Shoofly we believe interaction with animals is calming, comforting, fulfilling and even healing. We discovered this gift immediately when we started making each horse, goat, cat, chicken or other animal a part of our forever Shoofly family. It is because we have this gift we know it must be shared and shared freely. So in that spirit of giving we have made all Farm Animal Experience visits  FREE. Everyone has their own tough spots or roads in life and we believe anyone can benefit from time on the farm with our sweet animals, many of which have also had tough times before finding our farm. We believe in not only rescuing animals but rescuing peoples hearts. We say to all, come enjoy some farm life with us, come enjoy some of the BEST life! 

If you'd like to support us in keeping visits to our farm free therefore, helping to pay for the animals feed, vet visits, land and facility upkeep then please click the button below and, THANK YOU!!!

*Donations processed securely through PayPal


Free Farm Visits

Riding Lessons

Shoofly now offers private riding lessons for the beginner rider. Visit our horse rides and lessons tab to review and purchase our lesson options. 

click for more info

Some of our private weekly and monthly lessons are now full. Please contact us before purchasing.

 Within Your Reach.

We are a small multipurpose farm, but in all we do we strive to create and promote happy, fun and memorable experiences with family and friends.  Please see a short review of our services below or click on a tab above to find out more. We encourage you to read our About page to get a better understanding of what we do and why we do it. Also, we are always in need of donations, whether money, supplies or time to help with keeping visits to our farm free.  We encourage you to visit our page Henry's Hooves to learn more about the mission and needs of this program and how to help. Thank you for visiting!

Our Farm Services

We've got it all!

Horse Boarding

Retire to the good life at Shoofly Farm. We specialize in boarding horses in, or entering retirement or, are just not in a very active stage of their lives who need some peace and relaxation. Since we are a small family owned farm, it means personal full-time care for your horse.  At this time we are only accepting geldings for board. To learn more about what we offer for board and prices, including scheduling a visit to come see and /or get on our wait list click the horse icon above or the Horse Boarding tab at the top of the page.

Horseback Riding

Whether you want to simply see if there is interest in becoming an equestrian or you want monthly or weekly lessons we are here to help the beginner rider develop a love and even passion for horses and riding. Visit our store to purchase lessons or click the icon above.

Birthday Parties and Events

Delight your little one with a Barnyard Birthday Party, complete with goat cuddle and interaction time, a bouncy house and of course, pony rides. 

Are you or your loved one of a more mature age but still want to celebrate in a beautiful farm atmosphere? We can do that as well! Click on the birthday cake icon above or the Events tab to learn more and book the farm for your child's special day!


FREE Farm Experience Sessions

Our FREE farm visits are are enjoyed by people of all ages and walks of life. There is just something sweet and good about Shoofly and we believe in sharing it with others. If you are a family with special needs and can not attend our public hours please contact Shoofly directly.

 Please click on the Heart icon, or click the Free Farm Experience Visits tab for more information or to book your private visit!

 Become A Farm Volunteer

We are always in need of help and often times helping us with farm chores can actually help the individual completing the task. For more information click the button below to find out what you can do to become a volunteer with us here at Shoofly Farm.

CLICK HERE

Photography Venue

With multiple backdrops that never disappoint, Shoofly has previously been the setting for countless family and senior portraits as well as commercial and advertisement stock photos. We also make sure to add a welcoming touch for your clients of either hot cocoa in the cool months or ice cold lemonade in the warm months. Book the farm for a small convenience fee of $35. Visit our Contact Page to set up an appointment.