Stephenville, TX, December 3, 2021 – With $1,000,000 up for grabs from team Metallic Cat, it is never too early to start planning for the 2022 futurity season. The innovative Metallic Cat incentives are open to all horses competing at the 2022 National Cutting Horse Association World Championship Open Futurity.
To be eligible for the $500,000 Metallic Cat incentive, owners of the three-year-old’s competing in the open finals at the 2022 NCHA Futurity must have a 2022 paid breeding on file. The horse competing in the open finals does not have to be sired Metallic Cat. Paying out $50,000 each to all breeding contract owners making the top 10, meeting the above criteria.
The $500,000 incentive will be awarded to the 2022 NCHA Open Futurity Champion if the three-year-old is sired by Metallic Cat and the owner of the futurity champion has a paid breeding to Metallic Cat on record for the 2022 breeding season.
To honor all those who have supported Metallic Cat over the years, this incentive is open to all top-notch equine athletes making the NCHA Open Futurity Finals in 2022. “Our hopes are that the mare owners who breed to Metallic Cat in 2022 will see their foals come back as three-year-old’s and compete for the dream, the futurity championship crown,” stated Bobby Patton, owner of Rocking P Ranch’s Metallic Cat. “We are pleased to offer this incentive to the cutting horse community.”
After an impressive show career in the cutting collecting over $637,000 in lifetime earnings, Metallic Cat has gone on to produce over $48 million dollars in earners throughout his breeding career. The iconic sire in the western performance horse industry is owned by Bobby Patton’s Rocking P Ranch, located in Fort Worth, Texas.
Start planning now to be eligible for the $1,000,000 Metallic Cat Incentive. Book your 2022 breeding today, before it’s too late! Visit metalliccat.com for all the details and go to www.BrazosValleyStallionStation.com for the breeding contract. Keep in mind, Metallic Cat stands to a limited book of 200 mares, so get your contracts in early.
About The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)
Founded in 1946, the NCHA’s purpose is clearly summed up in our mission statement:
“The NCHA promotes and celebrates the cutting horse, whose origin on Western ranches allows us to support ranching and its western heritage. By establishing rules for the conduct of cutting horse shows, NCHA strives to give cutters a level playing field and a progressive class structure, which accommodates everyone from the beginner to the advanced competitor. NCHA draws on the diverse talents and background of its members, and encourages their participation in helping it achieve these goals.”
The first cutting horse competition was held in 1898 in Haskell, Texas. In front of 1,500 spectators, Sam Graves and his 22-year-old horse, Hub, beat 10 other horse/rider for $150 in prize money. Clothes, riding styles and the amount of prize money up for grabs has certainly changed since then, but a cowboy from the 19th century at an NCHA show would still have the same goal as competitors in the 21st century… show the world that your horse is incredibly intelligent and instinctively athletic by separating one cow from a herd and keeping that cow from going back to its buddies.
Press releases provided by National Cutting Horse Association