Skips Morning Star

Skips Morning Star (Star) was a 1982 bay tobiano mare by Skippers Dude by the Skipper W grandson, Skip Hi. Star was out of Osage Folly (a buckskin AQHA) by Little Bug Tyree, a buckskin AQHA son of AQHA Champion, Honor Roll Performance Horse and Superior Halter Horse, Harlan’s Tyree. Star was used for lessons, trail riding, gymkhana, walk-trot pleasure and team penning. She also was an excellent broodmare that consistently produced athletic foals with level heads and the desire to please. She is greatly missed by our family and friends but her legacy lives on in her babies and grandbabies. Her 1999 APHA/PtHA buckskin tobiano, Dottie is in our broodmare band.  Check her out on our mares page.

 In her pedigree:

Her sire, Skippers Dude was a 1964 sorrel tobiano APHA stallion that was bred by Larry Wiescamp.  He was a producer of APHA Champions, World Champions, Reserve World Champions and National Champions.

Her grandsire, Skip Hi was a foundation 1959 sorrel tobiano APHA stallion that was bred by the legendary Hank J. Wiescamp and owned by Hank's son, Larry.  Even though Skip Hi was not shown much himself, he was considered to be a producer of foals that were better than he was.  Skip Hi was an APHA Champion sire, a National Champion sire and a Producer of Superior Champions and Champion daughters.  Skip Hi was the eighth horse to be registered with the American Paint Horse Association.  

Skippers Lad

Skippers Lad was a 1952 sorrel AQHA stallion that was bred and owned by Hank J. Wiescamp.  He earned an ROM in Race Arena and was a Leading Sire of World Champions, Superior Halter Horses, Superior Performance Horses, AQHA Champions and Race Money earners.  

Skipper W

Skipper W was a 1945 sorrel AQHA stallion that was bred and owned by Hank J. Wiescamp.  A Lifetime Leading sire of AQHA Halter Champions, Superior Halter Champions, Performance Champions and Superior Performance Champions, Skipper W is considered to be one of the most recognized stallions in the industry.  Skipper W began his career in the show ring but he truly made his mark in history in the breeding shed.  He is probably best noted as being a sire of both sons and daughters that went on to become great sires and dams.  It was in this aspect that he became the legend that he is today.  Skipper W was owned his entire life by HJ Wiescamp and he never stood to outside mares.


Plaudit was a 1930 palomino AQHA stallion by King Plaudit, a son of the Kentucky Derby Winner, Plaudit.  Since the elder Plaudit was not registered with AQHA, the younger stallion was allowed to use the same name as his grandsire.  His foals had speed, brains, looks and great dispositions.  He is probably best known for producing daughters that ended up in the breeding program for the legendary Hank Wiescamp.  One of these daughters was Miss Helen, the dam of Skippers Lad.

Harlan's Tyree was a 1963 buckskin AQHA stallion that is considered to be a legend in his time.  He was an AQHA Champion, Honor Roll Performance Horse and Superior Halter Horse.  He also had an ROM in Western Pleasure and was an ROM Arena sire and producer of Champion daughters.

  Hank H

Hank H was known in the horse industry for both his speed and his offspring. Born in 1942, the chestnut AQHA stallion earned a Speed Index of 85, an ROM in Racing and an ROM in Performance. However, he is best known for his ability to produce offspring with even greater speed and ability than his own. As a breeding sire, Hank H sired several AQHA Champions, ROM Race offspring, ROM Performance offspring, Race ROM Qualifiers and Honor Roll Halter Horses and Superior Halter Horses. Hank H is on the AQHA Leading Sires List, AQHA Performance List and the All Time Leading Maternal Grandsire's List for Money Earners.     

Joe Reed

Joe Reed was registered with AQHA in 1938 at the age of 18 years.  He was the third horse to be registered with AQHA.  He was best known for his quick speed at the starting gate and for being a producer of speed horses.  He was an AQHA Hall of Fame Horse, AQHA Hall of Fame Sire, and sire of ROM Race Money earners and Superior Cutting-Arena Money earners. 


King, although born before the AQHA was established, was considered to be a cornerstone for the AQHA industry. Some even considered him to be the greatest horse of his time. Even though he never won any performance points of his own, King produced offspring that would set a standard for AQHA. He was the sire of AQHA and NRHA Hall of Fame Horses, AQHA Champions, Performance ROM earners, Racing ROM earners, Superior Halter Horses and Superior Performance Horses.  Because of his greatness as a sire, King was inducted into the Hall of Fame for AQHA, NCHA and NRHA.  Two of his well-known sons, Poco Bueno and Hank H, were great sires in their own right, producing horses with great speed and the ability to perform.    

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