First as a junior and then as a professional, Morley enjoyed a successful show jumping career. For many years, he was a contender in both the hunter and jumper rings across North America. In fact, Morley and Joie met as competitors at Spruce Meadows. A meeting that would change Morley’s life.
For over a decade, Morley has been the cornerstone for Joie Gatlin – Morley Abey Show Jumping. Morley and Joie founded their business in 1996. Initially, Morley shared the riding, training and teaching duties with Joie. As the business developed, he shifted his focus to include a majority of the non-riding business aspects. Today, he continues to coach and train clients as well as being the “go to” person for all business related matters.
For clients Morley plays a strong leadership role in maintaining the barn culture, which is best described as smart, forward and fun. As the main cheerleader, problem solver and advisor, he is instrumental in managing the day-to-day functions of the show stable.