Ryan Norton has been named as Gainesway’s new Stallion Director, the farm announced Oct. 21. Norton previously served as Stallion Director at Darby Dan Farm; a position he’d held since 2005. Prior to that, he worked in Darby Dan’s sales division, joining in 2002 and working under Lynn Davis.
“I am happy to announce that Ryan Norton has decided to join Gainesway as our stallion director,” said Gainesway General Manager Brian Graves. “Ryan brings with him over 20 years of experience in his field. Ryan’s meticulous nature will make him the perfect person to give our clients and customers a great experience conducting business with Gainesway Farm.”
A native of Winchester, Ky., Norton grew up on a cattle and tobacco farm. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Transylvania University in 1997.
“I am excited to join the Gainesway team and have an opportunity to promote the best up-and-coming stallion roster in the industry,” Norton said. “My enthusiasm for the art of breeding has never waned and I am looking forward to new challenges.”