PHOTOS: Nyssa’s rodeo queen is working without the rodeo

Jaeden Forresy, Nyssa Nite Rodeo Queen for 2020 and 2021, began riding horses eight years ago. The 21-year-old says she misses interacting with kids at rodeos the most. (Rachel Parsons/The Enterprise)

After rodeos throughout the county this summer were canceled because of Covid, cowboys, buckaroos, vendors, and fans alike were disappointed. But what about the royalty?

Jaeden Forrey, Miss Nyssa Nite Rodeo Queen 2020, got an unexpected surprise. Nyssa asked her to retain her title for another year since the rodeo could not crown a new queen in June. This year's rodeo would have been its 75th anniversary.

Forrey's schedule would normally be full of rodeo appearances and parades this time of year. Without all the events, she is quietly honing her skills and business as a horse trainer.

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