Annise Montplaisir co-founded Amplify Horse Racing in 2019 and assumed the role of executive director in 2023. Growing up near Fargo, North Dakota, she fell in love with Thoroughbred racing after seeing the movie Ruffian, and began spending all the time she possibly could each summer at the North Dakota Horse Park, the racetrack near her family home.
After graduating from North Dakota State University with a bachelor of science in 2017, Annise moved to Lexington, Kentucky, where she completed internships with Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, and Mill Ridge Farm before getting accepted into the Godolphin Flying Start program. It was during this time that Annise began developing the business plan for Amplify.
Her professional background includes project managing for the global networking organization Together for Racing International (TfRI), co-hosting and producing Spanish language programming for the Breeders’ Cup and America’s Best Racing, and serving for two years as the equine education coordinator of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) Foundation.