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 three bunnies named Pörri, Pippa and Pomppu.
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.