For those of you who were able to attend our fun Open House event on Dec. 2, you probably noticed just how many happy faces were around. It was quite an eventful day with both past and current families in attendance. Maybe some of you even noticed a very special guest who made a purposeful visit to Pompositticut Farm that day.
As you can see from the photo, State Representative Kate Hogan, stopped by to congratulate owner Jackie Kane, for being the recipient of the Massachusetts Horse Farm of Distinction award. Presented to a select few farms in MA, MFBF President, Edward Davidian, called these farms “the cream of the crop” and added, the “Horse Farm of Distinction present(s) to the public those horse farms and stables which set high standards and achieve a level of excellence in overall horse health, farm management and compliance with public safety.”
Scoring for overall horse health represents half of the points with farm management areas rounding out the remaining areas to be reviewed. Judges evaluate neatness, ventilation, cleanliness and safety of buildings, land and equipment. Safety and first aid as well as indoor and outdoor care for the horses are considered along with compliance with state operating and instructing licenses. It is noteworthy that not all farms who apply receive this prestigious designation.
Thank you Kate for taking the time to acknowledge the effort it takes in maintaining a farm of this quality and for sharing in our Open House event.
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