Dover Saddlery Opens In Two Tryon International Equestrian Center Locations As Official Retail Partner

Sep 22, 2017 - 7:56 PM

For Immediate Release

Mill Spring, NC – September 22, 2017 – Dover Saddlery, a national leader in the equestrian retail industry, opened two locations at Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort in Mill Spring, NC, on Friday, September 21, 2017. With store locations across the country and a vast online presence, the renowned English equestrian retailer is Tryon Resort’s official retail destination.

The two new Dover Saddlery locations at Tryon Resort join Dover’s collection of 31 retail locations nationwide. The main Dover Saddlery shop is now in the former Tryon Tack I building and features Dover’s collection of tack, apparel, footwear, horse clothing, and horse health related retail merchandise. The former Tryon Tack II building now houses Dover Saddlery Barn & Stable where customers can find a plethora of every day needs for show or schooling. For added convenience, everything that is in Dover Saddlery Barn & Stable is also available in the main Dover Saddlery location.

Founded in 1975 by U.S. Equestrian Team Members, Dover Saddlery is well known and respected for world-class customer service and providing quality English riding apparel and equipment to horse and rider at all levels of riding and competition. Only at Dover can customers see, touch and try product from the top equestrian brands, and receive custom boot, helmet and saddle fittings from Dover’s equestrian experts. And, with over 2,000 saddles in stock, Dover customers can find the saddle of their dreams.

Dover Saddlery is celebrating its arrival to Tryon Resort with a grand opening celebration featuring in-store specials and product specialists, on October 20 through October 22. Watch for more information.

“I’m excited for Dover to partner with the Tryon Resort and International Equestrian Center and we look forward to opening two stores on the property,” said Brad Wolansky, Chief Executive Officer at Dover Saddlery. “Dover stores provide riders a broad selection of products designed for performance, including apparel for schooling or show, tack and equipment, barn and stable supplies, horse clothing and more. Dover shares the same passion for the horse as the founders of Tryon, making this a special and important partnership for the riding community that Dover is proud to be a part of.”

Mark Bellissimo, managing partner of Tryon Equestrian Partners whose properties include Tryon Resort and Tryon International Equestrian Center, is pleased to introduce Dover Saddlery as the official retail brand of Tryon Resort.

“We are proud to welcome Dover Saddlery as our official retail partner at Tryon Resort and Tryon International Equestrian Center. Whether you are competing at the Olympic level or taking riding lessons, our goal is to meet every equestrian enthusiast wherever they are in their journey, and Dover Saddlery shares that purpose,” said Bellissimo.

As a partner of Tryon Resort, Dover Saddlery will also be outfitting the Resort’s Equine Riding Simulator, which offers instruction with world-class trainer Barbro Ask-Upmark. The simulator offers jumper, cross country, and dressage sessions to equestrians who are interested in improving their riding skills, from beginner to FEI levels.

Staffed by riders, Dover Saddlery products are selected by knowledgeable equestrians to ensure customers receive the quality and selection they need – keeping the horse and rider at the heart of every decision. All products are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. For more information on Dover Saddlery – including hours of operation – visit

To learn more about Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), please visit

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