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About Harris Arabians

HA Toskcan Sun
-2012 Unanimous U.S. National Champion-

Harris Arabians is based in Temecula, California's Wine Country, 45 minutes north of San Diego, California. Now producing their third generation of horses, the Harris Arabians breeding program is the result of many years of hard work and dedication from Michelle Harris who has had a passion for horses since childhood, but specifically for the Arabian of whom she was introduced by her aunt, Patricia Mills. Michelle's "Aunt Pattie" owned and bred several National Champions. Among those that are perhaps the most well known are Mi Toska+++, Safire++, Toi, Le Dez++, Sey Cherie++, and Fire Devil.

Sadly, Patti died at a young age and her breeding program was subsequently dispersed. However, once Michelle was an adult and established in her career as a OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner she set out to emulate her aunt's breeding program. The skills involving fertility and delivery that she acquired as a Nurse Practitioner proved to be very valuable for a breeding program, as Michelle currently manages the breeding and delivery of mares and foals herself.

Aside from choosing proven bloodlines, Michelle expresses immense gratitude for having been mentored by National-level breeders and trainers in the English Pleasure division. Among the mentors that have had the most profound influence on the Harris Arabians breeding program are Jim and Peter Stachowski of Stachowski Farm. Michelle credits the Stachowskis with much of their breeding program's success, explaining, "Jim has worked tirelessly to help us seek National-quality breeding foundation bloodstock, and has trained and shown our horses to multiple championships." Marketing the Harris's English performance horses is something he can be credited with as well, and when their 3 and 4 year olds are ready to start, they enlist the expertise of Jon Ramsay, head trainer at Stachowski Farm's California division. In addition to starting their young prospects, Jon has proven to be an invaluable trainer and coach to Michelle as she prepares to enter the show ring again!

HA Toskcan Sun
-2012 Unanimous Scottsdale Champion-

Among some others who Michelle cites as having made a significant impact on the Harris Arabians breeding program are Jim and Wendy Bowman of Stachowski Farm; Barbara Chur, and Brian and Melanie Murch of Strawberry Banks Farm; Dennis Wigren of RO Lervick Arabians; and Shawn and Carmelle Rooker of Rooker Training Stable.

After a lot of dedication and perseverance, Michelle is very excited to have successfully re-established a breeding program that was started by family. We invite you to explore the website and encourage you to contact her with any questions or to arrange a farm visit!


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