for me and my house, we will serve the Lord
." Josh 24: 15
Mesa Farm Home Page
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
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
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
The Dale Perkins Horse
For more information on the Dale Perkins Horse Show, Click on the Horse Show
button above left.
Land and Resources:
Farm is roughly 80 acres including more than 50 acres of
approximately 17 acres or pasture/hayfields, and 2 acres of garden
and crop cultivation.
The farm borders Muschopauge Pond, which is the
water reservoir for the town of
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.
Farm is licensed by the state of
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.
For more Information: Click on Links Below
For more information on Mesa Farm,
67 Muschopauge Rd
Rutland, MA 01543
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