Morrissey Management Group
From the ground up, Morrissey Management Group (MMG) brings with it, decades of experience in producing some of the nation’s most popular one or two-week horse shows, weeks-long circuits of shows and some of the very best one-day major event productions in the country. Working with 50 years of experience, MMG provides everything your horse show needs from the ground up. Whether you’re starting with just open land, or a working horse show grounds, MMG can provide any level of service you need, from a full office staff, a complete maintenance team and a full jump-crew to stabling tents, office buildings and full sets of jumps for as many rings as your event plans to use. From hiring the best officials, to creating beautiful ring set-ups, MMG has the years of experience to get it right the first time.
Following in his father’s footsteps and learning all along the way, Matt Morrissey has played a major role in every horse show managed by Morrissey Management Group, and has had major roles in events such as the Winter Equestrian Festival, CP National Horse Show, Wellington Equestrian Masters and many more. Matt guided the American Gold Cup’s highly successful move to its new location at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York, a marriage that saw the event place as one of the highest rated horse shows in the country, according to NARG, the North American Riders Group.
When the American Invitational moved from Tampa to the East Coast of Florida, it was Matt who made sure the move and the subsequent production came off without a hitch. Matt is proud to be the third generation, following in the footsteps of the legendary Gene Mische and his father, Michael. Matt and his wife Tiffany also own and operate East Wind Farm in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Michael Morrissey, along with many in his family, has been involved in horse show production since the early days of show jumping, working alongside his uncle, Eugene R. Mische, the undisputed pioneer of producing American Show Jumping events. From the early days of show jumping in Cleveland, to the production of some this nation’s greatest equestrian extravaganzas, Michael has been on the ground floor for most of the top-rated horse shows in America. He has been instrumental in the creation and management of numerous events throughout the United States.
Michael was part of the team that brought the first World Cup Finals to American shores in Baltimore, Maryland, and then once again in Tampa, Florida. As manager, he oversaw the strategic move of the long-running American Invitational from Tampa to the Miami Dolphins Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, and then the subsequent move to join forces with the Longines Global Champions Tour in Miami Beach.