Those of you who have been to Pompositticut Farm know what a beautiful property it is. The wooded trails, yellow hay fields, and meandering stream are home to many animals. Red tail hawks, wood ducks, wild turkeys, whitetail deer and even few discrete coyotes enjoy the abundance of food sources around the farm.
It is the domestic animals that are the luckiest though as they reside on what the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation deems Pompositticut Farm as a 2015 Horse Farm of Distinction! Our horses, (as well as a few chickens and two goats), reside year round on the property and are housed in facilities that have been judged by the Farm Bureau to be “the cream of the crop”. MFBF President, Dr. A.Richard Bonanno added, “These farms present to the public a safe and professional image. They truly show-case the horse industry in Massachusetts for the public.”
Each farm or stable nominated for this prestigious award is evaluated in the areas of Horse Health Management, Farm Management and Compliance with Regulatory Requirements and must meet the highest of standards of excellence.
Scoring for the overall horse health represented half of the points accumulated in making this distinction and included is the appearance of the animals together with evidence of a sound equine health program.
Farm management areas considered were numerous. The judges evaluated neatness, ventilation, cleanliness and safety of buildings, land and equipment. Safety, first-aid and protection programs were scored as well as pest control and adequate horse care provisions both indoors and outdoors.
Farms are also judged on evidence of good farm/community relations as well as compliance with state and local operating and instructing licenses. Given the stringent review of all these practices, not all farms that apply, actually receive this prestigious designation.
Pompositticut is and will continue to be one of those influential and respected farms known as the landlord of this area’s most admired camps, who for 36 years has strived to maintain the highest of standards for all who have had the opportunity to be part of the many programs offered throughout the year. What a great place to call home!