The Grand National is proud to announce that Bobby Kerr will be performing at each 7:30 p.m. performance (October 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th) of this year's rodeo.
Bobby Kerr is with the Professional Mustang Specialty Act of Hico, Texas. He has been training horses for over 40 years and decided to enter the Supreme Mustang Makeover. Kerr placed two years in a row and won it in 2012. Kerr decided to take his award-winning mustangs on the road and now is performing in over 70 rodeo performances across the United States. He is also the founder of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame located in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
A Brief Q & A with Bobby Kerr
Q. How many acts are you performing this year and which mustangs do you have with you?
A. We have 2 acts we perform and we have 3 mustangs we have with us on the road.
Q. Which horses competed in the mustang challenges?
A. Poncho is a six year old mustang captured in Callaghan Range, Nevada. In 2011, I went to pick up the two mustangs that had been adopted and realized the gelding wasn’t available because of injury. The Mustang Heritage Foundation offered a replacement horse, Poncho. In 2011, Poncho placed 4th and was a fan favorite, and Lefty placed 5th. Poncho also won the IPRA Contract Act Showcase Dress Class. Maypop is a 6 year old mustang captured in Tobin Range, Nevada. Maypop won the 2012 Supreme Mustang Makeover and was voted fan favorite.
Q. Last winter you were featured in a Mustang Millionaire miniseries on National Geographic Wild. Tell a little bit about that.
A. Mustang Millionaire is a three-part miniseries which follows the hopes and dreams of five mustang trainers from around the country as they select and train an untouched mustang in preparation for a competition called Mustang Million, which was held in Fort Worth, Texas on September 16-21, 2013. Viewers will witness the journey of myself, and five other trainers, as we work with these talented American mustangs from the adoption pen all the way to the Freestyle Finals at the Mustang Million. Viewers get to see the mustangs make the transformation from wild horses to willing and trusted equine partners.