Metallic cat horse grazing in a field
Metallic Cat • Photo by John Brasseaux

New NCHA Title Sponsor: Bobby Patton Jr. of Rocking P Ranch

Bobby Patton Jr., of the Rocking P Ranch, the new owner of elite stallion Metallic Cat, is now in a three-year marketing partnership with The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) for 2017-2020. The partnership includes the title position for one of the NCHA’s premier Triple Crown events, the NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular, held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, every July-August. The new event title will be the “Metallic Cat NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular.”

Patton offered his perspective on the NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular and his enthusiasm as a supporter of the NCHA and all its members.

“The Rocking P Ranch looks forward to joining the NCHA and bringing new excitement to the ‘Metallic Cat NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular,’” Patton said. “I have always been captivated with the sport of cutting, and now being involved at this level brings a whole new appreciation of the sport.”

In addition to this new NCHA partnership, Patton and Rocking P Ranch announced a $100,000 Metallic Cat Incentive Program. This Incentive Program will be paid out at the 2023 NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular. All Metallic Cat foals born in 2019 are eligible, and money will be paid out to the highest-advancing foal in the Derby Open. In the event of ties, the money will be split evenly.  

Chuck Smith, NCHA Executive Director, is enthusiastic to have Patton on board as a marketing partner for the next three years.

“NCHA has a wonderful group of marketing partners,” Smith said, “Therefore, we look forward to having Mr. Patton and the Rocking P Ranch join NCHA in this new partnership, with both focused on growing the awareness of the sport of cutting worldwide for many years to come.

About the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA):

NCHA features two great athletes: One horse and one rider must act as one unit to form a symbolic competition team. They are equals in the competition, anticipating the other’s actions.

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the National Cutting Horse Association has members around the world. The NCHA governs the sport sanctioning over 1,800 events annually with more than $36,000,000 in prize money. The NCHA’s premier events include the NCHA Triple Crown, the NCHA Mercuria World Finals and the NCHA Youth World Finals events held in Fort Worth, Texas. The Mercuria/World Series of Cutting is held at eight locations throughout North America. Locations include South Point Casino in Las Vegas, Calgary Stampede and All American Quarter Horse Congress, as well as two NCHA National events in Jackson, Mississippi, and Denver, Colorado.