Jerry was then stationed in Astoria and while flying helicopter rescue with the Coast Guard he was decorated for the dramatic rescue of 10 people who were on a sinking vessel during a severe storm off the coast of Oregon. Over the course of his career Jerry had over 100 life saving rescues, all the while Jerry continued to pursue a Pro Rodeo career with the PRCA riding rough stock.
In 1978 Jerry returned to the Sacramento area making the little rural town of Elverta home. It is here that he established the JB Ranch, whose motto is "Offering western adventures in the finest tradition of the Old West".
Besides his many accomplishments, Jerry can be seen in uniform riding as a California State Equestrian Trail Patrolman at horse events, trail patrol or wherever he is needed.
When Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited California in 1981, Jerry, had the honor to meet and share a true piece of California with them. In 2004, the famous opera singer, Placido Domingo, hired jerry as his personal wrangler. Jerry rode out on stage with Placido Domingo in the opera written for Americans in 1910 called "Girl of the Golden West."
Many of his accomplishments have been acting and performing in stunts in western motion pictures, as well as portraying the "Pony Expressman" in western activities and commercials.
Jerry is an expert consultant in many horse related subjects for movies, litigation, trail surveys, animal care and humane treatment of animals.
For over 40 years Jerry has been living the cowboy lifestyle living "Western Adventures in the finest tradition of the Old West." Jerry has been the "boss wrangler" on many wagon trains and trail rides. He ropes, he team penns, he has done gymkhanas, barrel racing and finally his dream and passion Cowboy Mounted Shooting. Jerry and his mare Taffy, won the Single Action Shooting Society "Overall World Mounted Shooting Championship" in 2006. In 2009 Jerry regained his title "Overall Mounted Shooting Champion" with his mare Jasmine.
Jerry isn't finished, he still follows his passion of Mounted Shooting in-between wagon trains, wagon rides, horse rides, horse camps and so much more. This summer of 2011 you can see Jerry riding in the newest "Fruit of the Loom" commercial and he isn't ready to hang up his spurs just yet!
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