Three Bars

Livestock • Inducted 2004

Among the legendary late Reg Kesler’s herd in Missoula, Mont., and Rosemary, Alberta, none generated more talk within the rodeo community than the great mare Three Bars. Three Bars was selected the top bareback horse of the National Finals Rodeo in 1967, 1973 and 1980. Three Bars also had bloodlines to several great horses from Kesler’s ranches that also bucked at the NFR, including Three Cheers, Three Stars and Three Stages, just to name a few. “This horse was probably the rankest horse I was ever on,” said five-time world champion bareback rider and ProRodeo Hall of Fame member Bruce Ford of Kersey, Colo. “She never had a set pattern, but she didn’t want you on her back.”





Top NFR Stock of the Year

1967, 1973, 1980


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