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Compton's Ride N Drive ~ June 25, 2011


Compton Ride and Drive


On Saturday, June 25th, ODDHMA members and guest met at the Compton’s Farm in Rixeyville, Virginia to enjoy a beautiful summer day for a wonderful wagon ride and drive.

After the teamsters hitched to their wagons and our single rider mounted around 9:15 a.m., we started off crossing the dam to the large pond and we wound our way through the green pastures towards the main entrance of the farm. Entering onto the main paved roads, we encountered very little traffic. The terrain provided a good workout for the horses and mules with several hills and provided terrific scenery for the riders. Linda Redifer even spotted a dollar bill on an embankment as we traveled along, which Richard and Linda picked up later! Susan Jacob stopped to let an excited family pet her mule, Jenny. Later, Billy Slingerland picked up hitch hikers from the same excited family and they enjoyed a ride back to the gravel road with us. We really do provide entertainment for all interested individuals!

The round trip from the staging area, was approximately 5.5 miles. We were back at the staging area by 11:45 a.m. The ride was mainly at a walk. Even though we left shortly after our advertised time of 9:00 a.m., everyone did a terrific job showing up and being prepared to leave on time.

This ride and drive featured a potluck lunch and we had a terrific spread. Hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, macaroni salad, chips, watermelon, desserts galore, drinks and more were enjoyed by all. We enjoyed great company and an easy camaraderie was had by all. All in all it was a delightful day!

With the success of this wagon ride and drive, we are looking forward to our next ride, with many promising to return! Please check our trail & wagon rides page for details!


The Old Dominion Draft Horse and Mule Association had perfect weather for the wagon ride and drive at the Compton's Farm in Rixeyville, VA.  A fun time was enjoyed by all with a scenic drive through beautiful fields and woods as well as both paved and gravel roads!   At the end of the ride we all devoured a super tasty Potluck lunch and enjoyed each other's company!  A couple new comers were welcomed and had a blast! 
~Thanks, Mare, Darryl,Anthony

The Old Dominion Draft Horse and Mule Association invites you to join us for a wagon ride and drive at the Compton's Farm in Rixeyville, Virginia on Saturday, June 25, 2011!
Gates open at 8:00 A.M.
Drive starts at 9:00 A.M. Sharp
We will enjoy a potluck luncheon after the ride, with the ODDHMA providing hamburgers and hot dogs.  Please bring a dish or dessert to share with everyone.
Please see the potluck list below so that we don't have duplicates.  We will update frequently.
Directions to property:  From Intersection of Rt. 729 (Eggbornsville Road) & Rt. 229 (Rixeyville Road) in Culpeper, VA:  Take Eggbornsville Rd 6.1 miles, turn right on Rt. 629 (Settle School Road), go 1.1 miles, when pavement ends, proceed on gravel road to ODDHMA sign at first driveway on right.  Take driveway through wooded area to open field.  This is our staging area.
Details for Ride N Drive:  We'll leave from the staging area at 9:00 a.m. sharp and follow a trail through the fields of the farm to the main entrance, Compton Farm Lane.  We will then proceed left on Rt. 633 (Drogheda Mountain Road) to end; Turn left on Rt. 638 (Alum Springs Road); Turn left on Rt. 632 (Dutch Hollow Road) to end; Turn left on Rt. 629 (Settle School Road), back to staging area farm entrance.  Total roundtrip is approximately 5.5 miles through fields and on state roads, both paved and gravel roads with moderate terrain and traffic.  We hope to be back at the staging area at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Please RSVP to Chery Sgarrella (703) 431-7992 or admin@oddhma.org to ensure room on wagons for all participants not bringing horses or mules.  All breeds welcome.  Riders welcome.
Potluck Sign-up List (Updated 06/15/2011)
ODDHMA:  Hamburgers/Hot Dogs
Billy Slingerland:  Soda/Water
Richard & Linda Redifer:  Sweet Tea
Ricky McLeod:  Dessert
Cheryl Sgarrella:  Macaroni Salad
Art & Melanie Magner:  Coleslaw
Larry & Liz Wise:  Fruit Salad
Keith Johnson/Marcy Bade:  Pasta Salad
Mary & Junior Haney:  Potato Salad
Mollie Slingerland:  Paper plates, etc.
Mary Ann, Darryl & Anthony Patrick:  Dessert
Cheryl Sgarrella,
Jun 8, 2011, 7:15 AM