Horse Show Mastermind Matt Morrissey Joins Host Elise Gaston Chand on Because of Horses Podcast

Equestrian event promoter, manager and coordinator Matt Morrissey will join Elise Gaston Chand for conversation Friday, April 26, on the Because of Horses podcast. Morrissey is the vice president of operations for Morrissey Management Group of Bradenton, Florida, one of the oldest and most successful horse show management companies in the world.

For nearly fifty years, members of Morrissey’s family have facilitated the production of national and international show jumping events. Morrissey Management Group is currently responsible for managing high-caliber competitions such as the American Invitational, the American Gold Cup, the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival and Lake Placid Horse Show.

Morrissey is a third-generation horse show promoter, following in the footsteps of his father Michael Morrissey and his uncle, the legendary Gene Mische. Morrissey has held a leadership role in every major horse show managed by the company, including the Winter Equestrian Festival and the National Horse Show.

Morrissey also played a critical role in the relocation of the American Gold Cup to Old Salem Farm in New York and the move of the American Invitational from Tampa to the east coast of Florida.

Morrissey Management Group is a full-service equestrian event production company, providing everything needed to facilitate a horse show from the ground up. The company takes pride in “getting it right the first time,” whether the event is a one-day or a six-week festival.


"Elise Gaston Chand is the Terry Gross of the equestrian world with her podcast, Because of Horses." ~ Kristine Dahms, Life Between the Ears

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 About Because of Horses
Each week, Elise Gaston Chand hosts informative and entertaining conversations with, for and about horses, horse-people and the equestrian life. Because of Horses is the horse-lover’s podcast for listeners worldwide, sharing notable equestrians’ personal stories, challenges, triumphs and expert insights, as well as timely topics and exciting event information from around the globe.

 Because of Horses’ Elise Gaston Chand was just named a finalist in the 2019 American Horse Publications Equine Media Awards for her work on the podcast.

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