Blessings Farm is a ministry located in Central Massachusetts. We offer horse riding instruction in a non-competitive environment right in Charlton, Massachusetts. Our mission is to contribute in a small way to the well-being of children, building and developing this farm in the hope of influencing said children in a way that will spark their interest in horsemanship and making available to them the love of the horse and the blessings of our Lord.
Blessings Farm was founded in 2003 by John (Jack) and and his late wife, Virginia (Lois) Scott. Perhaps Jack can give you the answer to this question; what came first, the love of the horse or the love of the ministry? Jack and Lois have witnessed first hand the sadness of neglected and underprivileged children. Their heart is to minister to these children and build them a safe and secure facility to nurture a love of horses.
With the help of volunteers and donations, Jack has been able to build a barn to house the horses as well as an indoor arena for all-weather riding. This is just the beginning of Jack and Lois's mission. This is the barn and indoor arena that Jack built with trees from their land.
Blessings Farm ministry has some lofty goals. We currently have 9 horses on the property. There have been successful Beginning Horsemanship courses completed by students who have found a confidence that was once hidden, a love and appreciation for horses that has flowed freely and a desire to learn more.
Our lessons are currently given in a small group setting and our classes are appropriately called “Love At First Sight”. This service, this gift of being able to give in this way has just been an incredible journey. The need to reach out to our community in this way is huge and so well received. We offer this gift without charge. Only through the absolute dedication of volunteers, donations, the perseverance of the founders and the provisions of our Provider is all this possible. Do miracles happen? Oh … yes they do!
Click on this video link to hear Jack's heartfelt
memories of how his dream came to be a reality.
To share with children the blessings and love of Christ by nurturing their interest in horsemanship.
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need…”
We would like to thank Anne Olwin for her generosity in giving us permission to use her beautiful
artwork to help represent Blessings Farm for many years past.