“Ye Haw, Ya’ll!!!” Being raised in Georgia couldn’t stop this southern gal from being a cowgirl!
From the time Jody was a child, she dreamed of living the cowgirl’s way of life. Jody’s parents were accomplished riders, so she was practically raised on the back of a horse. Jody began showing horses at a young age and has continued throughout her adult life. She has excelled in showing horses in western riding, ranch horse competitions, reining, and reined cowhorse. She was elected as a board member to the Georgia Reined Cowhorse Association in 2006. She is currently a member of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2015, her horse, Reata B Rejoicing was AQHA Reserve World Champion in the Ranch Riding, Stock Horse of Texas Derby Champion and won the prestigious Ranching Heritage Challenge in Amarillo in 2015 and, again, in Fort Worth in 2016.
Residing now near Weatherford, Texas, she is married to J.W. Brooks. J.W. is a custom cowboy hat maker, western artist and country singer. Together, they own JW Brooks Custom Hat Company, and turn out the “most recognized custom hat” in the country. The company has many high profile cowboys and cowgirls who endorse their product, such as Al Dunning, Craig Cameron, Corey Cushing and Chris Dawson. They also sponsor the National Reined Cow Horse Association, Stock Horse of Texas and Road to the Horse. Jody enjoys traveling with their company to many premiere horse events across the country and the good people she meets along the way.
Jody and JW have a young son, Caden, who loves being a cowboy, cracking his whip and riding his horse, Seco.
Without abandoning her southern roots, Jody finds the western way of life suits her just fine. She is honored to serve as an ambassador for western heritage. Jody is looking forward to the opportunities the Cowgirls Historical Foundation offers for volunteering and charity work, with a great group of ladies whom she’s proud to call friends.