2007 Platinum Sponsors Mike and Sara Patton of Meritage Farms
in Wildwood, Missouri, have fostered a deep love and
appreciation for the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse that has
led to the purchase of a top notch show string, including
the stallions Caudillís Spirit and The Totally New Venture.
Spirit, a reserve amateur park pleasure champion, and The
Totally New Venture, reserve classic pleasure champion, are
also ridden and trained by Sara. Classicís Candy Man and
Raven Rain Rose are the newest additions to the show stable.
"As an amateur, I enjoy riding and
training the horses," Sara said. "That is the most important
aspect to me. We also enjoy showing, there is just nothing
like it. Weíre looking forward to the International Grand
Championship in October."
The Patton's are in the process of
completing the construction of a new state-of-the art
30-acre facility just outside of St. Louis, where they can
concentrate on riding, training, and raising Kentucky
Mountain Saddle Horses.
"We will stand Caudillís Spirit and The
Totally New Venture next year at the new farm," Sara
continued. "We would also like to introduce, promote and
organize more Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse shows and
clinics in Missouri. There is a need for a local club, and
we look forward to helping it grow and develop."