Our Story

Scheumann Farm was founded in 2012 by Connor Scheumann in Hoagland, IN. Connor was a Junior at Heritage High School and involved in 4H and FFA. These organizations aided in his personal and professional growth and helped him discover that people are getting further and further away from agriculture. After participating in an event where the Heritage FFA brought farm animals to Park Hill Learning Center, Connor realized the joy that these animals brought to the children in attendance. 

Later that summer Connor contacted the Hoagland Days Merchants tent and proposed an idea where he would bring his animals to the festival, sell feed and set up a donation box. After obtaining the approval of the festival, Connor went to work grabbing hog panels, t-posts, snow fences, and anything else he could find around the farm. Connor setup the pens, washed his 4H animals, and headed for Hoagland Days! It turned out to be a huge hit and Connor was contacted by 2 other festivals to be at their events as well. 

After high School Connor went on to attend Purdue University where he obtained a Bachelor of Agriculture Business and a minor in Communications. While attending Purdue, he continued to grow his petting farm by offering his services to schools, birthday parties, block parties, and other private events. The services offered also expanded to include pony rides, a farm-themed inflatable bounce house, and slide and a couple commercial grade pole tents.

Connor continues to work with animals off the farm through his career with Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control.  


Connor is very proud of what he has accomplished with his petting farm and what his hard work has been able to produce. He strives to continue to grow the farm, offer more agriculture education opportunities, and be able to show the public a taste of a small family farm. 

What our clients have to say!

Thank you so much to Scheumann Farm! They came for my daughter's Third birthday party and were an absolute joy to work with. They arrived about 30 min early in order to give themselves time to get the ponies off the trailer and acclimated. I had about 7 toddlers of varying ages at the party and they were wonderful with each child. I could overhear them as they lead the ponies around, talking to the kids and telling them things about the ponies. The ponies, Sugar and Peaches, were adorable, well-trained, and happy. All the kids and I felt super comfortable with them. As we approached the end of our scheduled hour, all of the kids suddenly wanted to get a final ride in. They were so patient and kind, didn't rush the process at all. At the end, they even gave my daughter a very nice stuffed horse toy! I will absolutely be hiring them again for events in the future.

Heather G.

They brought their mini white unicorn to my 6 year old's birthday party & she loved it! Very easy to work with! Timely, organized, cleaned up and even gave my daughter a gift! Highly recommended!!

Samantha S

Absolutely perfect in everyway!
Our members loved the petting zoo. All the animals were in great moods and well cared for. Thank you so much, we will have you back year after year.

Brandi F.

We were blown away by the excellent petting zoo! We couldn't believe how many animals there were, how friendly the guys were and the ease with which it was set up and torn down.

Wilson Hill Elementary School

We are absolutely so happy with everything you provided as we were last year. You are so good to the kids and it's the best thing they look forward to seeing. Thank you and we will be having you again

Matt D.