The Bar T Rodeo Company was founded in the red rocks of Moab, Utah over 60 years ago by Pro Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees, D.A. “Swanny” Kerby, his wife Verda, and their son Rex “Bud” Kerby. Swanny brought the first rodeo to Utah and continued to produce top quality rodeos all across the western United States.
Bud and his wife Evelyn took the Bar T to the next level making it a Utah state icon and one of the top rodeo companies in the United States. He built a breeding program that today is one of the most sought after horse herds in the world.
Bar T Rodeo has been awarded twice with the PRCA’s prestigious Remuda Award in 2005 and 2011. They have won PRCA horse and bull of the year several times most recently in 2011 Fancy Pants was nominated as best saddle bronc horse of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. They have been awarded many times with the top stock awards for the Wilderness Circuit. In 2002 they helped to produce the first Olympic Rodeo in Farmington, Utah. Bar T Rodeo has had stock nominated to attend all of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo’s since 1959.
Today the company is owned by Bud and Evelyn’s Daughter Wendie, her husband Jeff along with their son Cody Flitton. The Flitton’s added to the company’s breeding program in 1999, they started a bull breeding program, which has produced many award winning bucking bulls. The Bar T is operated by many of the Kerby and Flitton family members you will even see fifth generation grandchildren doing their part to help during their performances.
The Bar T Rodeo family works hard to maintain the high quality bucking horses and bulls that the company has been known for and generations of cowboys have preferred. They have a goal to preserve the western heritage and the sport of rodeo. They want to make sure that for many years to come generations of families have the opportunity to enjoy top quality professional rodeos.