Welcome to the Blues Creek Equine Center

Blues Creek Front Gate

Luxurious accommodations and exceptional care meet affordable prices at Marysville’s premiere boarding facility. One of the best-kept secrets in Central Ohio’s equestrian community, Blues Creek Equine Center features a fully insulated and enclosed 28 stall barn, a 70’x170’ fully-lit indoor arena, seven pastures, an indoor, hot-water wash stall and 40 acres of wooded trails.

Blues Creek Offers:

  • Full Board with daily turnout
  • On-site trainers specializing in hunter/jumper, dressage, combined training, English and western pleasure, and endurance
  • Leasing
  • Lessons in several disciplines
  • Full-time barn manager on site daily from 8am to 5pm
  • Owners on site for 24 hour supervision


Blues Creek Equine Center
13580 Leeper Perkins Rd.
Marysville, Ohio 43040
James S. VanBenthuysen, Owner





New Vocations

Blues Creek Equine Center is proud to be the newest Ohio home to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. New Vocation's mission is standing in the gap for retired racehorses providing a safety-net through rehabilitation, education, & placement in qualified, caring homes

New Vocations was founded in 1992 to offer retiring racehorses a safe-haven, rehabilitation, and continued education through placement in experienced, caring homes. Most of the horses arriving at New Vocations are injured and thin, suffering the normal occupational hazards of racing. Without a useful skill to offer their previous option was often a one-way ticket to the local livestock auction. New Vocations provides a safety net for these horses matching them with qualified individuals and following up on their rehabilitation and vocational training to ensure a successful transition. Additionally, the Program acts as an outreach to disadvantaged youth challenging them through the equine experience and motivational teachings to set worthy goals.