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At Joy Journey Farms, we are a family business with decades of experience working with horses. Our three sons are passionate about animals and dedicated to providing a unique and memorable experience for all of our customers. Along with our extended family, we previously operated the pony rides at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and have since expanded to offer a quality mobile petting farm. We are excited to continue the legacy of Connor Scheumann (Scheumann Farm and Petting Zoo) who, along with his wife Hannah, started the business in 2011. We are also grateful to partner with Keith and Debbie Scheumann, Connor's parents, to bring joy to your next event!

Our Story

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Happy goat

At Joy Journey Farms, our mission is to bring smiles to the faces of everyone we meet. Our mobile petting farm is a fantastic way for kids and adults to experience the joy of farm life up close and personal. With a variety of adorable animals, including goats, sheep, bunnies, and many more, our team is dedicated to providing a fun and safe environment for all. Contact us today to schedule your next event. We''ll be happy to show you how our farm animals can make your occasion truly unforgettable!

Our Mission

Meet The Team

Derek and Angela Hooley


Derek and Angela's passion for animals and genuine love for people shine through every aspect of Joy Journey Farms. They are committed to creating a truly immersive and memorable experience at every event. Book your next event with Joy Journey Farms today!

Derek and Angela Hooley

Lucas, Ethan, and Andrew

Joy Journey Farms, is not just a business, but a family affair. Lucas, Ethan, and Andrew are the heartbeat of our operation, providing invaluable support and sharing the joy of working with our beloved animals. From feeding and grooming to ensuring a welcoming environment for our guests, their enthusiasm and dedication make every day an adventure. Their love for the animals mirrors our commitment of creating unforgettable experiences and sharing the magic of Joy Journey Farms.

Hooley boys

Keith and Debbie Scheumann

While Derek and Angela have taken the reigns of the business logistics, this wouldn't be possible without the partnership and hard work of Keith and Debbie. They own and care for the animals and the farm each and every day. It's teamwork making the dream work to ensure that every event, gathering, and experience sparks joy and the magical connection between people and the animals!

Keith and llama

Elyas Kwarteng

On days when we are double-booked, you will find this great young man often traveling with Keith and assisting with pony rides or anything event-related. He is a hard worker who loves animals, and also a valuable asset to our team. We couldn't serve our clients as well without Elyas!

Elyas and horse

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