|Elsworth "Elzy" Harrison
Elsworth "Elzy" Harrison began his career at the tender age of 7 when he entered his first rodeo and roped his calf. Elzy grew up under his fathers' tutelage who roped and trained roping horses. His father "Elsworth Sr." always kept roping calves and horses available for Elzy as he was growing up. He received money for the first horse he trained when he was just 12 years old. This set into motion what was to become a lifelong goal and career of training horses.
Elzy went through the ranks of the Oklahoma Junior Rodeo Association rodeos - High School and College Rodeos, always competing on horses that he had trained. He graduated from Connors State College with an Associate of Science degree in Animal Science. His junior year at Oklahoma State University saw him lead the NIRA Regional Standings in the Calf Roping for the year.
In 1976 he filled his permit and competed in PRCA rodeos for 10 years while continuing his training business. Wanting to concentrate solely on his horse training, his rodeoing slowed down. He began showing horses in 1984. The next year saw him qualify two horses to the finals in the Jr. Tie down roping at the AQHA World Show. With a top-ten finish his first year, he knew this was for him.
Elzy has trained and/or showed many world champions in the AQHA and other breed associations. His horses have been successful in the Open, Amateur, and Youth levels.
Elzy is an experienced and knowledgeable horseman. His honesty and integrity have remained a forefront in his business. He continues daily to bring out the best in each horse he comes into contact with. His commitment to his profession is evidenced by his involvement in the industry. He is a member of the Professional Horsemen's Association, and an AQHA Judge.