Our mission is to connect people with the animal world. Interacting with animals is one of our greatest joys and we want to share that with you.

When Sally Powell was a child, she dreamed about horses. Growing up in the city, she didn’t have the access to animals that she craved. As an adult, she chose a life in the country, surrounded by her animals.

Sally founded Honey Hill Farm to provide access to animals for people who wouldn’t otherwise have it.

Honey Hill Farm provides quality petting zoos and pony rides to events in Kentucky, Ohio and surrounding areas. We have been family owned and operated since 1998.

Making the world a better place, one petting zoo at a time

We are proud to serve over 600 events each year in Kentucky and Ohio. In a world of virtual reality and cheap party favors, we like to think that we’re creating demand and appreciation for the genuine.

Animals never go out of style. They are universal. People of every age and background connect with them.

Visit our animals at one of our amusement park locations in Kings Island, Cedar Point, Michigan’s Adventure, Worlds of Fun or Camden Park. To find us at an upcoming event near you, check out our public events schedule.



Our Charities

We are committed to having a positive impact on the communities we serve. Special consideration is given to charities that serve animal welfare and children’s’ health and literacy.

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Our Management Team

Sally Powell


Sally founded Honey Hill Farm in 1997 with a single pony named Dolly and a dream of providing access to animals for children who wouldn’t otherwise have it. She’s still actively involved in the company and can often be seen introducing her animals to the public.

Rob Powell

General Manager & Sales

Rob has been with Honey Hill Farm since the first event in 1997. At that time, it was little more than an experiment for his mother Sally, but even as a teenager, Rob believed it could be something special. After graduating from UK in 2009, he became his mother’s first full-time employee.

Megan Powell-Larkin

Director of Operations

Megan has been with Honey Hill Farm since its first event in 1997, when she was just 12. Since graduating from UK in 2009, she’s performed a variety of different roles. Today she manages the daily operations of the business and is extremely proud to be part of such a unique organization.

Jacob Jones

Support Operations Manager

Jacob joined the team full-time in 2011 as a driver and manager of our mobile events. His fun-loving personality made him a favorite for customers. In 2015, he began focusing solely on maintaining the trucks, equipment, and facilities that house and transport our animals.

Zac Gray

Director of Park Operations

Zac as a degree in Zoology and got his start at Honey Hill Farm by first working and then managing our facility at Kings Island. His natural leadership skills and passion for animals earned him a full-time position in the animal care department in 2019 and the role of overseeing operations at all our park locations in 2020.

Jonah Smith

Mobile Events Manager

Jonah has been a valuable member of the team since 2016 when he got a job as an event assistant. Since then, he has progressed up through the ranks of the Mobile Events department to become the manager of the whole team. He is also currently pursuing a career in education.

Lauren Lance

Director of Animal Care

Lauren joined the team in late 2019 as the Director of Animal Care. After finishing her B.S. in Animal Science at Purdue University, she held several positions in the animal husbandry industry, before moving to Kentucky to oversee the care of our 500+ animals. Her favorite animals are pigs and her dog Wilbur.

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