The Tee Cross Ranches got it's beginning under the ownership of Robert C. Norris in 1950. The famous Tee Cross brand was the first brand registered in the State of Colorado and is synonymous with quality in both its' Quarter Horse and cattle operations.
Robert C. "Bob" Norris has a rich and prestigious history in the cattle, cutting and Quarter Horse world. Serving as the President of the American Quarter Horse Association in 1982 was the culmination of year's of service to an industry he loves so much. Bob is also a past president of the Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association and is currently still a member and Honorary Vice President. He maintains his ties with the National Cutting Horse Association as an active member and competitor and served that association as a director. He currently holds memberships in a number of cattle and cutting horse associations.
Bob received the Record Stockmen Livestock "Man of the Year" Award in 1982 and the Colorado State University Livestock Leader of the Year in 1992.
In 1999, the Tee Cross Ranches were nominated for AQHA's Best Remuda Award. This award recognizes ranching operations that have produced their own breeding program of outstanding Quarter Horses used not only on the ranch, but having produced quality horses used in competition around the world.