Rising Sun Stables is proudly owned and operated by Brad and Karen Tharp in El Dorado, Kansas. We both grew up around and with the love of horses all our life. Over the years we have come to appreciate the finer quality horses of today's American Quarter Horse. As with most breeders, we strive to match the best bloodlines we can for the desired performance backgrounds we seek. Additionally, with the help of our Cremello Stallion "Twister", you will get color beyond the traditional Bay and Sorrel. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with Bays and Sorrels. However, it is a proven fact that Palominos and Buckskins win more consistently in the show ring and bring higher prices in the sale ring.
The proud focus our breeding program is to breed for mind, correct conformation and great movement. We offer over 50 years of combined experience. Rising Sun Stables accept differences, we encourage it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our livestock, and our customers. We are proud to offer equal opportunities in the workplace and we have an open door policy for our employees. This means that their ideas for change are always welcome.
Please take a few minutes to look over our Stallion and Mare pages. You will find pictures of all our latest foals on the mare page and asking prices for each foal. This website will be a constant change of new pictures as we add more mares to the herd or have new babies to sell. You may also want to check out the Training page. Videos and training tips will be posted there in days to come. Thanks for looking and don't hesitate to email or call if you have any question you would like to ask.