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Saddling At Sunrise

2016 Sorrel Stallion

(WR This Cats Smart – Sunshine Ingredient, by Mr Sun O Lena)
14.2 HH – 1130 LBS

Earner of $188,817

FEE: $1,350

*Plus Chute Fee

Transported Cooled Semen Available.


A family tree infused with talented cutters, cow horses, and rope horses SADDLING AT SUNRISE has proven his versatility in the arena and is destined to make an exceptional all-around sire.

Pedigree Highlights

  • Sired by WR THIS CATS SMART, an NCHA and NRCHA Leading Sire since 2010 and an NCHA & NRCHA All-Time Leading Sire. The sire of multiple NCHA, AQHA, and NRCHA World Champions, his foals have earned more than $18,500,000!
  • Dam is, SUNSHINE INGREDIENT, 2022 QData Top 15 Leading Dam of Reined Cow Horse Money-Earners; sired by MR SUN O LENA ($37,686 and 52 AQHA points: NCHA Amateur Super Stakes Classic Champion, Houston Stock Show NCHA $50,000 Amateur Champion).
    •• A half-sister to NATURAL BOTTOM (RHAA Senior National Champion and RHAA Senior Open Horse of the Year) and to the dams of GINNIN INGREDIENT ($14,633 and 284 AQHA Points: Arizona Sun Country Circuit Breakaway Roping Amateur Champion, Arizona National Stock Show Heeling Amateur Champion, Arizona National Stock Show All-Around Horse Amateur Champion) and SELECT GUNS ($16,373: Colorado AQHA Ranching Heritage 4-Year-Old Working Ranch Horse Cowboy Champion, RHAA Roaring Springs Texas Wrangler $500 Limited Open Champion)
  • SADDLING AT SUNRISE is a full brother to –
    •• WR INGREDIENT ($9,368: Southwest RCHA August Futurity Limited Open Co-Reserve Champion, Panhandle RCHA Red Dirt Open Derby Reserve Champion, NRCHA Limited Open Futurity – 7th)
    •• A half-brother to WEST TEXAS SUNSHINE (RHAA Haskell Texas Junior Open Champion, Panhandle RCHA Red Dirt Open and Limited Open Hackamore Champion; NRCHA & RHAA money earner)

Property of: Burnett Ranches, LLC

Career Highlights

  • 2021 NRCHA Stakes Open Reserve Champion
  • 2021 NRCHA Celebration of Champions Novice Horse Open Derby Champion and Open Derby – 3rd
  • 2022 AQHA Ranching Heritage Finals Open 5/6-Year-Old Working Ranch Horse Champion
  • 2022 Wild Rag RCHA Cattle Classic Open Bridle Spectacular Champion
  • 2022 Wild Rag RCHA Cattle Classic Open Two-Rein Spectacular Co-Reserve Champion
  • 2022 Southwest RCHA Futurity Open Bridle Spectacular Reserve Champion
  • 2022 Fort Worth Stock Show NRCHA Open Bridle Reserve Champion
  • NRCHA Western Derby Open Hackamore Co-Reserve Champion and Open Derby Finalist
  • South Texas RCHA Labor Day Open Hackamore Class Winner
  • AQHA Ranching Heritage Finals 4-Year-Old Working Ranch Horse Open – 4th
  • Heritage Days RCH Open Derby – 4th
  • 2023 South Texas RCHA Warmup Open Bridle Spectacular & Open Bridle Super Spectacular Champion
  • 2023 NRCHA Stallion Stakes Open Bridle Spectacular finalist
  • 2023 NSHA Reined Cow Horse World’s Richest Stock Horse Open & Intermediate Open – Split 4th
  • 2023 NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open Bridle Spectacular – Split 5th
  • 2023 AQHA World Championship Level 3 Senior Open Working Cow Horse Finalist
  • 2024 World’s Greatest Horseman Reserve Champion

Foals eligible for

NRCHA Stallion Stakes
Ruby Buckle
Riata Buckle
Royal Crown Roping
Chrome Cash

SADDLING AT SUNRISE will be nominated to additional programs as his foals come of age.


For the full Black Type pedigree or Genetic Disease Testing results, use the buttons below.

Black Type PedigreeGenetic Disease Panel Test Results
WR This Cats Smart High Brow Cat High Brow Hickory Doc’s Hickory
Grulla San
Smart Little Kitty Smart Little Lena
Doc’s Kitty
The Smart Look Smart Little Lena Doc O’Lena
Smart Peppy
Dox Royal Smoke Freckles Playboy
Vickie Smoke
Sunshine Ingredient Mr Sun O Lena Doc O’Lena Doc Bar
Poco Lena
Sunflower Sana Peppy San
Bill’s Star Lita
Natural Ingredient Peppy San Badger Mr San Peppy
Sugar Badger
Natural Coe Badger Two
Miss Cee Bars



Current Performers

First foals are yearlings in 2024!

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