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Featured in Boston Voyager Magazine as "One of Boston's Most Inspiring Stories!"

Hudson Derby Stables is a private hunter jumper facility located at Fieldstone Show Park in Halifax, MA.  We offer a small barn atmosphere at a premier showing facility.  Our mission is to partner with our clients to meet & exceed their riding goals.  


We are so fortunate to compete at home @ 9 weeks of Fieldstone AA USEF shows..   We also compete at other New England competitions throughout the show season.  Our job is to make your riding and show experiences successful, rewarding & fun!  

Laura Napoleone

Laura is the co-owner & manager of Hudson Derby Stables.  She brings her over 25 years of business experience  in both the corporate world as well as smaller start up businesses.  Laura was a top corporate executive at Quest Diagnostics ..she was part of their corporate team supporting the companies' many successful acquisitions and mergers.  Laura "retired" to raise her daughters and during those years started several successful businesses in the equine industry. ...including Lead Change Solutions & more recently Hudson Derby Stables!

Laura was asked to contribute to several articles in Stable Management online publication as well as having Hudson Derby Stables featured in Boston Voyager magazine as "One of Boston's Most Inspiring Stories" 

Nicole Napoleone

Nicole is co-owner & heads up our lesson & training programs...  Nicole's riders have successfully competed at AA show level collecting champions & top year end awards along the way.  She loves to ride & coach and will give you the skills to reach your riding goals!


She spent her junior years competing throughout our region...earning many championships as well as year end awards including Reserve Champion Mass & New England & qualifying for Marshall & Sterlings Finals (top 50 riders in the country) with her favorite hunter horse Dream Big (Hudson)!  


She then went to North Carolina & trained under notable trainers such as Ashley Lovegrove of Ashmont Stables, numerous clinics with Bernie Traurig & Scott Evans and 4 years under the coaching of Matt Arrigon...  Nicole graduated from St. Andrews University where she was President of the Hunt Seat Team, Team Captain as well as an active rider all 4 years competing at Regionals & more... 


Nicole loves the challenge of retraining horses that may have lost their way...she has the patience and knowledge to evaluate the situation and come up with a plan to successfully move forward... 

Nicole is proudly sponsored by

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