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"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord ."  Josh 24: 15

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Mesa Farm is the 80 acre home of Dale Perkins and Ann, Elizabeth, and Sam Tripp.  The farm gets its name because a plot plan of the farm gives the outline of a rectangle or table which in Spanish is the word “mesa”.  The letters in Mesa also contain the first letter of the names of the Tripp family when Ann and her late husband, Mark, purchased the farm in 1997.  Mark passed away in the fall of 2002 and Ann and Dale, a family friend since he moved to Rutland in 1990, were married in 2006.

An ancient farm house, with numerous additions, serves as the home base for the family as well as the office for Mesa Farm and The Dale Perkins Horse Show.   In New England tradition, attached to the house is a post and beam barn.  A chicken barn, constructed in the late 1800’s, has been refurbished for horses and equipment.  Other recent construction at Mesa includes fencing of the pastures/fields and outdoor and indoor riding arenas.

Land and Resources:  Mesa Farm is roughly 80 acres including more than 50 acres of woodlands, approximately 17 acres or pasture/hayfields, and 2 acres of orchard and garden.  The farm borders Muschopauge Pond, which is the water reservoir for the town of Rutland


Coming Events:

Living Nativity


A living nativity will be held at Mesa Farm in Rutland on December 10th and 11th, 2016. Two performances will be held each evening, at 4:00 and 5:30 PM. The hour long shows will consist of carol singing and a narration and reenactment of the nativity story in a barn with live animals. There will be no charge although attendees are requested to bring a plate of cookies to share. Hot chocolate and coffee will be provided. For more information please call (508) 886-6898. 

The Dale Perkins Horse Show:  For more information on the Dale Perkins Horse Show, click on the Horse Show button above left.

Agricultural plans:   Dale and Ann are working towards turning Mesa Farm into a small  Sustainable farm with a garden, an orchard, and a managed woodlot.  Horses are the primary    livestock on the farm and are used for draft power (plowing, cultivating, logging, etc.) as well as in the horsemanship programs.  For more information, see the Agricultural Enterprise link.

Programming:  Mesa Farm is licensed by the state of Massachusetts to operate a Riding School/Stable and Dale is licensed as a horse riding instructor.  Dale and Ann feel strongly about the positive results that can take place when youth are exposed to horses and other farm-based activities in a positive, supportive setting  For more information, visit the programming link.

Other farm philosophy: As Christians, Dale and Ann hope to share the blessing of Mesa Farm by providing personal growth opportunities through equestrian and other activities in a caring and nurturing environment.

Jake and Judy

For more Information: Click on Links Below

Contact Information

For more information on Mesa Farm, contact:

Dale Perkins

67 Muschopauge Rd

Rutland, MA 01543




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