Rockford roper reaches new milestone

Jessalyn hangs out with a new friend at the Special Needs Rodeo.

If Jessalyn Gingrich wins any more competitions, she’s going to need a bigger jacket. The Rockford resident has been riding horses since she’s been able to walk, and has racked up so many wins in competitions from barrel racing to roping that the list of her championships, embroidered on her coat, literally can’t get any […]

Girl makes rodeo All Star, magazine cover

LOCAL STAR—Jessalyn Gingrich has been selected to the 2009-2010 High School All Star Rodeo team and is the first Michigan girl ever featured on the NHSRA international magazine cover.

Jessalyn Gingrich is no stranger to leaping off a running horse, tying goats or even competing nationally in rodeo. However, she isn’t quite as used to being featured on the cover of her sport’s international publication. Gingrich of Courtland Township is a repeat selection to the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) All Star team. […]