Meet Our Team - Dylan Thomas

by Michelle Drum May 12, 2020 2 min read

Meet Our Team - Dylan Thomas

Meet Farm House Tryon International Equestrian Center Store Manager Dylan Thomas & trusty sidekick Charlotte. 

The love for all things horses started with a trail ride at the age of three with my Grandpa. From there it was all about horses, all the time. My “formal education” began at Jonathan Stables in Chaska, Minnesota at 7 and continued through the Juniors and Equitation. I have had incredible opportunities to ride and learn from Laura Kraut, Richard Cheska, & Dennis Mitchell, just to name a few.

My first horse taught me so much, Missi, aka Mere Persuasion. Missi took me through my junior years competing successfully in the children’s hunters, small junior hunters & the big eq. Turning professional in 1999 allowed me to share with people, everything I was taught, by some of the best people in the business. Some of my favorite show memories revolve around Cosmo aka Cosmopolitan. He brought me to compete at the Grand Prix level. Although we were often the bridesmaid and never the bride in the Grand Prix’s, we always had fun. My favorite memory on Cosmo was winning the 1.35 jumpers in Kentucky several years ago with Dennis Mitchell bellowing across the ring for me to go faster so I could beat the clock.


After working for CWD Sellier as a saddle fitter for a few years, gaining exceptional knowledge in saddle fit and construction transitioning into managing the mobile store in Tryon for The Farm House seemed like the most natural thing in the world. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of horses & competing with others.

On any given show day you will find me and my sidekick Charlotte, an 11-year-old Jack Russell Terrier over at The Farm House store located at cabin 9 on the show grounds of Tryon International Equestrian Center. Charlotte loves greeting exhibitors & helping riders find just the right piece for that competitive edge. 

cute jack russell terrier  

When we aren’t at the horse show, Charlotte and I enjoy hiking, gardening, and curling up with a good book. 

Written by: Dylan Thomas

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