Production Coordinator & Marketing
Tom has had horses since he was 5 years old. He traveled America, taking people on overnight horseback vacations for nineteen years as a professional horseback outfitter. His largest accomplishment, as an outfitter, was organizing and leading “The American Transcontinental Trail Ride” in 1995. Pursuing a longtime dream, and after a year of logistical planning, Tom successfully lead a group of horseback riders and wagons from Savannah, Georgia, on the Atlantic Ocean, to San Diego, California on the Pacific Ocean, every step of the way on horseback, over 3,000 miles. The trip took four and a half months. Tom was hosted by 83 towns with 256 riders participating on parts of the trip, including Mayors, Chiefs of Police and the Texas Rangers. Former President Jimmy Carter taught the group Sunday School, as the trail ride passed through Plains, Georgia.
More recently he organized and lead the highly successful trail ride from Mexico to Canada, which lasted over four and a half months. Other rides have included history themes including Old Tombstone, Jesse James Festival, President Reagan's Ranch, Lincoln's Ride to the White House, Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Pageant, Knights of the Golden Horseshoe, and the retracing the history of Jack Jouett Trail Ride. He and Pat are constantly welcoming people to the farm for cattle drives and dinners in their colonial home.
Tom is a graduate of the University of Richmond. Besides producing the Best of America by Horseback television series, Tom is a full time farmer in Virginia. His genuine "down home" farm boy personality and great sense of humor makes you feel like you’ve known him for years.
Pat helped manage two horseback vacation businesses with husband, Tom. She traveled the country with him, taking guests on overnight horseback vacations for nineteen years. She helped him organize and coordinate “The American Transcontinental Trail Ride” in 1995, the ride that inspired their current television series, Best of America by Horseback.
Pat is a graduate of Old Dominion University. She developed many of her skills working on several major motion pictures in production coordination and media exposure.
She was the Production Manager for a cable television station in Virginia for 11 years, overseeing every aspect of daily television production. Pat’s passion is producing outdoor sports programs, such as fishing, hunting, skiing, boating, flying and horseback riding. She has produced segments for television all over the United States, Canada, and locations outside of the U.S. including England, Scotland, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Pat’s attention to detail is evident in the production of the Best of America by Horseback series. She makes sure each episode is informative, educational, scenic, and is appealing to a broad audience. If viewers do not have horses, her goal is to still have them enjoy the beautiful scenery, wildlife and interesting information she tries to include in every show.
When you talk to Kristen you get a sense of her love for horses, farming/ranching and riding. She started as most young people who were not lucky enough to have a horse by constantly begging her parents for a horse or, at the very least, riding lessons. She has always wanted to experience life by horseback and always wanted to farm/ranch. Kristen graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in Biology. She is a certified equine and canine massage therapist. Back in high school, Kristen would help out her family, Tom and Pat Seay (who she calls her Uncle and Aunt) at Andora Farm for horse camps and team penning. She also volunteered at her local therapeutic riding program. While in college, she was a trail guide and managed a trail riding barn on the beach. Kristen also has managed a watersports business as well as a manager in retail. Kristen often jokes that her heaven would be a ranch on the beach.
In addition to co-hosting the television show, she assists in finding new locations for new shows and helps locations on events and schedules for Best of America by Horseback rides. She manages the website and brings her love and excitement for horses and trail riding to our Facebook page. Kristen expands that enthusiasm to our monthly newsletter, in which she is the Editor in Chief.
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