Rachel Patton, right, and her father, Bobby Patton, left, competed in their first major cutting at the NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular. It was the first cutting ever for Bobby, who owns Metallic Cat, and only the second for Rachel. • Photo by Lillian Kent.

Patton Family Scores Win in Show Pen Debut

The Patton family has been heavily involved with cutting since businessman Bobby Patton jumped into the business with a splash five years ago. But, for all that involvement – including buying leading sire Metallic Cat -- no one from the family had ever ridden to the herd in a show. Until now.