On March 27, 2011 Mark C. Harrison, 2008 Maryland Horseman of the Year, passed away after a brief illness. He was 87.
Mark was born on October 1, 1923 in Pennsylvania and served in the US Army during World War II from July 1943 through January 1946. He received basic training at For Riley for cavalry and infantry training and served in the Pacific theater as a member of the GHQ and personal guard for General MacArthur.
Mark settled into Harford County and established Thomas Run Stables in 1976 where he bred, trained and showed Saddlebreds and Tennessee Walking Horses. He was a founding member of the Plantation Walking Horse Association of Maryland and NWHA. He was also a member of UPHA, TWHBEA and the Chesapeake Horse Club.
In 2008, Mark was honored by the Maryland Horse Council as the Horseman of the Year. An article about his accomplishments was printed in the February 2009 issue of The Equiery. To read this article, click here.
Memorial services will be held at Thomas Run Stables in Bel Air on May 7th at 1pm.