D. J. Harrison began breeding Quarter Horses in the 1930's on his ranch
in Sonora, Texas, and began registering his Quarter Horses with the AQHA
in 1941. The horses were raised primarily to work cattle. Mr. Dan J.
Harrison, Jr. followed his father, raising Quarter Horses on his ranches
in South Texas. His ranch outside Fulshear, Texas, served as the main
breeding operation - as it still does today.
In 1997, the
American Quarter Horse Association honored both men with the Legacy
Award, a recognition for their 56 continuous years of registering
Quarter Horses. Horses like King Moore by King, Old Sorrel grandson,
Little Huero, Les Glo, Skipa Star and Colonel Freckles heavily
influenced the Harrison breeding program.
If you visit Memorial
Hall at the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Museum in Fort Worth,
Texas, you will see the niche which honors and perpetuates the memory of
D. J. Harrison and Dan J. Harrison, Jr.
In Western Horseman's
Legends, Volume 5, which features outstanding stallions and mares that
have had a significant impact on the Quarter Horse breed, Skipa Star is
featured. Our deceased stallion Skipastarsky, an own son of Skipa Star,
was the 1983 AQHA High Point Jr Heeling Horse, among many other
accomplishments and sired 151 foals.
Visit our photo galleries to view pictures of the
Historical Harrison Ranch and
Our Ranch Today. To view the
performance record of horses we have produced over the years,