Man on Horse at Sebald MetroPark

Butler County is for Horse Lovers

Every horse person knows that finding a good leather worker or tack shop can be difficult. Whether you’re an avid trail rider or a top competitor, you know how important your equipment is for you and your horse. Luckily, there are some great options in Butler County for all of your equine needs.


Cox Saddlery

Located in Hamilton, this tack shop has a great selection and is family owned. The owners and staff go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction! Cox Saddlery has a large selection of new English/Western tack, saddles, horse gifts, and apparel.

Cox Saddlery

Photo courtesy of Cox Saddlery Facebook Page

Pudgy Pony Equine Thrift Store

Yes you read that right, an equine thrift store. The Pudgy Pony is located in Middletown and the deals are worth a visit! Find gently used English/Western tack, saddles, blankets, show attire, and more!

Saddles at the Pudgy Pony

Photo courtesy of Pudgy Pony Facebook Page

Schaaf Saddlery & Leather Work

Schaaf Saddlery is located in Hamilton and provides handmade leather items. They have breast collars, reins, head stalls, halters, and other leather tack available for purchase. They also offer repairs and custom work.

Schaaf Saddlery

Photo courtesy of Schaaf Saddlery Facebook Page

Bob Wells Horse Equipment

Bob has just about everything, from affordable Western tack sets to a huge selection of bits to basic care items (in every color, size, etc. you could want). It’s hard to beat his selection and price! Located in Somerville, OH.

Horse Equipment

Photo courtesy of Bob Wells Facebook Page


If you love horses and want to take a ride during your vacation, or if you’re traveling with your horse and are looking for an amazing public trail, here are some places just for you!

Nation Road Horse Rental

This is your chance to rent a horse and hit the trails in Oxford, OH! Choose from a hand-led horse ride for your kid, or opt for a 30-minute, 1-hour, or 1.5-hour trail ride. They even offer trails for the more advanced rider, and pony cart, or horse & buggy rides! 

Horse Rentals at Nation Road

Sebald Park

Located in Middletown, inside Elk Creek MetroPark, this park offers 9.5 miles of horse trails, from beginner to advanced riding, for public use. This is a popular spot for trail riding in Butler County.

Horse at Sebald Park

Photo courtesy of Kimberly Trent

Hueston Woods

Hueston Woods offers an 18-mile trail, a beautiful lake, and great campgrounds. If you’re searching for a place to take your horse camping, search no further. More information about State Park Equestrian Camping is available through Ohio Horseman’s Council.

Horseback riding at Hueston Woods

Photo courtesy of Hueston Woods website