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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!

Shoofly Farm Summer Hours start June 1st

Free Farm Visits every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm

Special Free Farm Visit Openings...

Memorial Day - Monday May 27th - 10 am to 2 pm
Junteenth - Wednesday June 19th - 9 am to 1 pm
July 4th -  Thursday July 4th - 9 am to 1 pm
Labor Day - Monday September 2nd 9 am to 1 pm
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Give a deeply meaningful gift and
give the gift of Sponsorship!

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Have your business become a stall or pasture sponsor, and let your community members know you care and support your local Chester Animal Sanctuary and Rescue! Stall sponsorship starts at $220.00 a month with a 6-month minimum commitment, stall sponsorship is tax deductible!!! Your business will then receive a nameplate letting all our visitors know who our generous donors are. You don't need to be a business to be a stall sponsor, this makes a great memorial or dedication to the horse or animal lover in your life. If you are interested in doing a stall or pasture sponsorship please email 


Paypal -

Venmo @ ShooflyFarmVa

CashApp @ $ShooflyFarmVirginia

Paypal -

Venmo @ RanshawRanch

*Donations to Ranshaw Ranch are

Tax Deductible*

Checks can be made out and mailed to Shoofly Farm or Ranshaw Ranch

15101 Branders Bridge rd.

Chester Va 23831

Call or text with questions at 804-840-1229

secure credit card donations can be

taken over the phone call 804-840-1229

Our Sponsorship cards make the perfect gift for the loved one who has everything they need and takes pleasure in knowing money dedicated to a gift for them has been used to help animals in need!

Donation amounts start at $25 and go up in increments of twenty-five. Simply Venmo, Paypal or CashApp the donation. Follow your payment with an email to

Let us know your name, method of payment and who your recipient is and we will mail this donation card out the same day! There is plenty of time to get these to everyone on your gift-giving list and be done with your holiday shopping with one simple donation that will make a huge impact!


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,


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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!!!

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 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

At this time we no longer offer horse back riding. When this service become availavle again we will announce it. Thank you!

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! 

Our 2023 Calendar is fully booked

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.


Our 2023 Calendar is fully booked

 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.

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.

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