Updated: Mar 6
Entrepreneur & Horseman
Without Bobby Kerr, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame we know and love would never be what it is today. Fueled by his love of the western lifestyle, Kerr founded the Hall of Fame with his wife Susan in Hico, Texas, in 1997. In 2001, the museum made its move to the Fort Worth Stockyards, and Kerr passed the reins of leadership to the Hickman family.
A horse trainer of more than 40 years, Kerr has shown in roping, reining, working cow horse and cutting. His experience training mustangs into brave and talented trick horses led him to perform rodeo acts at rodeos across the country. His memorable “Good and broke limo” sees his horse sit in the passenger seat as Kerr exits the arena after a performance.
His popularity garnered him awards such as 2017 PRCA Specialty Act of the Year, 2016 NFR Specialty Act and 2012 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover Champion and Fan Favorite.
Career highlights include: 2020 Extreme Mustang Makeover Champion, 2020 Mustang Magic Celebrity Freestyle Champion, 2x PRCA Specialty Act of the Year (2017, 2019), 2013 IPRA National Finals Rodeo Showcase Champion, 2012 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover Champion and Fan Favorite.
Also a talented craftsman, Kerr has made metal signs, motorcycles and more with his son Cody. He has also produced several Texas Music concerts featuring the country’s top music artists.