We have learned from our experience how important spending time with our animals is to some of our visitors. We try our best to make this a memorable experience, especially for the children visiting us. In addition to our family and guests, Ilomäki farm is home to a horse, a pony, sheep, rabbits, cats and a dog.
Our horse is called My Emilie, or more familiarly Emppu. She is a 12-year-old warmblood horse, a retired race horse (pacer).
We have a shetland pony called Saimi. She is a sweetheart and is always happy to take her young visitors on a little ride (lead pony riding).
We have four bunnies named Pörri, Pomppu, Apila and Tupuna.
We have two sheep called Tiku and Taku. These are the Finnish names for Walt Disney´s Chip and Dale. Our sheep have a special skill; they know how to jump agility obstacles!
Hotshot “Hotti” is our farm guard dog. She is a five-year-old German shepherd. Hotti is the matron´s dog and follows her everywhere.
We also have four cats: Onni, Ninja, Paavo and Nekku. Paavo is our most friendly cat and he usually comes to say hello to all our visitors.