Matt Lyons named Candy Meadows SVP & COO

Candy Meadows and Cheyenne Stables owner Everett Dobson announced on Dec. 3 that Matt Lyons will join Candy Meadows Farm as its Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2019.

Lyons responsibilities will include all areas of Candy Meadows Farm management, as well as working closely with Cheyenne Stables.

“Matt brings a level of experience in farm management, pedigree analysis, and sales prep that made him an ideal fit for our program,” said Dobson.

Matt was previously Vice President and General Manager of Woodford Thoroughbreds in Kentucky before it was consolidated and relocated to Florida.  He managed the Woodford farm operations for 10 years, building the Woodford brand and elevating its standing in the Thoroughbred industry.

Matt is a native of Woodford, County Galway, in west Ireland. He has been around horses and farming his entire life.  He has a Bachelors Degree in Equine Science from the University of Limerick.

“Everett is a highly respected leader of our industry and I look forward to working alongside him to grow and develop Candy Meadows Farm,” said Lyons.