About Us

Honey Hill Farm was founded in 1998 by animal lover, Sally Powell. Sally has always been “animal crazy,” but growing up in urban Covington, KY, she had limited access to animals as a child.

After retiring from US Air in 1998, Sally started Honey Hill Farm on the farm where she lived, with just one pony and a beat up old horse trailer.

As she had expected, there was an enormous demand for quality animal interaction. With each passing year, Honey Hill Farm grew by leaps and bounds.

Today, Honey Hill Farm is managed by Sally and two of her adult children – Megan and Robert. Together, with the help of 60 full and part-time employees, we provide quality animal entertainment to over 600 events and three theme parks – Kings Island, Cedar Point and Michigan’s Adventure.

Honey Hill Farm is the permanent home to approximately 500 animals.  From the Kentucky farm location, we serve events of all types and sizes in Kentucky, Ohio and parts of Indiana.

About our animals

Honey Hill Farm is home to almost 500 animals, including over 30 species. During the winter, our animals live on one of two private farms in Kentucky and Ohio. During the event season, they will travel to different local events or stay and be cared for by our staff at one of our theme park locations.

Animals come to us in a variety of ways. Many are rescues from the meat industry or given to us by people who can no longer care for them. Some are born on the farm. However they come to us, they will stay with us their entire lives.

The animals are under the care of a full-time animal care manager who determines their individual care plans. He is tasked with ensuring the physical and mental well-being of all of our animals, at home and at events.

Our animals are our pets. Caring for them in heat, cold and rain, 365 days a year, is a lot of work. But we consider it to be the most rewarding job in the world.

We proudly serve the following areas...

Ohio – Cincinnati, Mason, West Chester, Hamilton, Maineville, Mt. Orab, Batavia, Harrison, Middletown, Centerville, Kettering, Dayton, Columbus, Toledo, Cleveland, Akron, Mansfield, all surrounding areas.

Kentucky – Covington, Hebron, Erlanger, Alexandria, Walton, Independence, Florence, Dry Ridge, Verona, Georgetown, Frankfort, Louisville, Jeffersontown, Crestwood, Prospect, Lexington, Corbin, Pikeville, Paintsville, Ashland, all surrounding areas.

*Update: Due to the decision to consolidate the two farm locations, we are now serving only very large events in Central and Northern Ohio. Southern Ohio and Kentucky services will remain open to all event sizes.

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Meet our Management Team

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality interaction with animals to people who would not otherwise have access to them. Interacting with animals is one of our greatest joys and we want to share that with you.

Animal Welfare Pledge

We pledge to always put the physical and emotional well-being of our animals ahead of profit, remembering that our company was founded on the idea that quality interaction with animals can be beneficial to people, as well as to animals.

We understand that to provide anything less than excellent animal care, or to show our animals anything less than the love and respect they deserve, would be a  violation of our core purposes.


Our Charities

Honey Hill Farm is committed to helping our community. Special consideration is given to charities that support animal welfare and children’s health and literacy.
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Crew Photos