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Derbyshire Stables

Located in the sleepy hamlet of Camp Dennison at the foot of Indian Hill, Derbyshire Stables is a full service facility committed to connecting humans to the magic of horses. We offer private boarding, a full suite of lesson programming, Day camps, clinics, and private equine events and more. Our facility is located minutes from the delights of Old Milford and has direct access to both the Little Miami Bike Trail and the Indian Hill Bridle Trail System. From a first lunge lesson to training over fences and everything in between, Derbyshire is an inclusive, energetic, optimistic community where all are welcome to unplug and experience the beauty and majesty of the horse.

Lesson Programming

Lessons are available for riders of all ages and levels of expertise. Derbyshire is proud to be home to a wonderful string  of healthy, happy horses who love their jobs! We offer private, semi private ( 2-3 riders) or group lessons with a flexible daytime, evening and weekend schedule.

All riders new to Derbyshire will complete an initial private assessment with our instructors. Our goal is to make riding accessible and enjoyable and assure a positive mounted experience for all of our riders. Whether you are stepping into the stirrup for the very first time, trail riding, or brushing up before hitting the show circuit- we will collaborate with you to create a bespoke riding curriculum designed to assure you achieve your riding instruction goals.


Derbyshire Equine offers full care boarding for all breeds and disciplines with daily turnouts with suitable pasture mates. The boarding barn features two warm water wash stalls, two secure tack rooms, indoor and outdoor riding arenas and a heated break room. The property is bordered by the Little Miami Bike Trail to the east and the Indian Hill Bridle Trails to the south. On site trailer parking is available for an additional monthly fee.

Please contact for more information or to schedule a private tour.

Summer Camps

Summer camp is back! Our half day camp features lessons in horsemanship, riding skills, barn care and management, and a daily craft and activity. Our educator led programming is a wonderful introduction to the world of horses for new riders and a fantastic opportunity to sharpen skills for more advanced riders.

2024 Sessions: M-F 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
June 10-14, July 29-2, August 5-9

Private Equine Events

Looking for a fun was to celebrate a special event up close and personal with the ponies? You have found the right place!

Contact us to schedule your bespoke private event with our special ponies.

About Us

Already Camp Dennison residents, Sarah and Jamie took the leap from private barn owners and purchased Derbyshire in December of 2023. They are delighted to work wonderful trainers and horse owners to assure that Derbyshire Stables offers the opportunity and the welcoming and safe  environment to connect humans and horses across all disciplines and demographics for years to come.

Sarah Close has been riding horses as long as she can remember. Growing up, every day she could talk her parents into taking her to the barn – that is where you would find her – most certainly a “barn rat”. Sarah showed American Saddlebreds on the local show circuit through middle and high school before heading off to college. Upon graduating, one of her first tasks after becoming gainfully employed was to find her way back to the barn. She was lucky enough to find a beautiful mare and a cooperative owner who allowed her to make payments on a horse she otherwise couldn’t afford – and has never again had a day without a horse in her life.

Jamie Hurtubise was introduced to horses as a driver of tractor, fixer of fences, and thrower of hay. After Sarah and Jamie combined their families in 2020, It didn’t take long for him to catch the bug himself and now finds himself astride a beautiful Frisian, Ragnar.

Sarah and Jamie live adjacent to the farm and together have four daughters Amelia, CeCe, Rylie, Rowan, seven dogs, five horses and three cats- all of whom you are likely to meet at the barn from time to time.

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"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle."
- Sir Winston Churchill