Weekly trips to Kentucky




Morrissey’s Horse Pullmans was established by Frank and Frances Morrissey. Frank emigrated from Tipperary, Ireland in 1924 and Frances came over from Donegal, Ireland the following year. Frank worked with horses and gave children’s riding lessons on an estate in Westchester County. He started a riding stable with partner Gordon Wright in Bronxville, N.Y., where he first met Frances. They opened Lawrence Farms Stables in Mount Kisco, N.Y in 1931. They had two daughters, Margaret and Frances who were both avid show riders. They gave riding lessons and rented out horses for pleasure and hunting. The trucking business evolved out of the necessity to transport client’s horses to local hunts and horse shows. Frank bought his first van in 1941 and manufactured the horse box himself. The term “Pullmans” comes from the Pullman train cars that were first used to transport horses long distances.

The company grew over the years and expanded to include several small vans and a tractor trailer. Daughter Frances met William Breede when he became a part-time driver for Frank in 1958. They were married in 1959 and continued to expand the business. They moved the business to its present location in Pawling, N.Y. in 1969.

Today the third generation of Morrissey’s (granddaughter Marcy and her husband Jim) continue to operate the business. And in keeping with tradition, Marcy and Jim’s son Mike, is keen to continue in the family business, showing a strong interest in his great-grandfathers’ legacy.

Original box truck (1940's) modified to horse van by Frank Morrissey

Margaret, Frances & Francy Morrissey (1955)

"B-Model Mack('62) (photo taken 1976)"

"H-Model Mack('67)"

Morrissey's #9 Chevrolet

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Weekly trips to Kentucky from all points East.

Local vanning and info:

a.) Gould Brittle, Agent in Virginia
Home and Fax: (540) 363-3163
Mobile: (540) 270-6102

b.) Thom Peavy, Agent in Kentucky
Home and Fax: (502) 570-9200
Mobile: (859) 983-2473

Thank you so much for all of the communication you provided in the transport of my mare from NJ to her new home in KY. The drivers were patient and kind, as my mare was a little unsure, having never loaded and travelled in such a big rig before. I am forever grateful that I got to say goodbye to one of my beauties so calmly, and send her to her new home not worrying about how she will travel. I know the guys also helped arrange the special surprise for her new young owner, and that kind of kindness is what makes me so proud to be a part of the horse industry, and so glad Martha hired you to transport! I will be definitely recommending you when asked, and look forward to working with you in the future.
Many Thanks and warmest regards,

Eliza Putkamer-Banks
Trinity Dressage

We propose to handle the New York area with Morrissey's Horse Pullmans. who are based in Pawling, NY. We have worked with them for over 35 years and again can vouch for good management, horsemen, drivers, and excellent equipment.

- Pat Hubbbard - Hubbard Horse Transportation
Lexington, KY
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