Barrel Racing Champ Nelda Patton

January 16, 2022
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Nelda Patton, a local barrel racer, won the Texas Barrel Association title in 1963 and 1968, was reserve champion six time and finished in the top 17 throughout her career. She won the Fort Worth Stock Show Barrel Racing title in 1968. She was inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2009. She is pictured on Shwadabe Star.

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Photo courtesy of the Mansfield Historical Society.

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