Cassidy Shay O’Neil, known as Shay, is serving as the current Miss Big Sky Pro Rodeo! Shay, 23, daughter of Marian Cisco and Shawn O ‘Neil, calls Livingston, Montana home. Blessed to be from Big Sky country where the mining industry is thriving, Shay works as a Certified Dental Lab Technician in her ever-growing small town’s own Laboratory. Working with local metals that go into dental crowns all over the world is really meaningful to this cowgirl. Growing up with Yellowstone as a backyard is something that Shay takes pride in! Spending time horseback on the pack-string, showing, rodeoing, studying the Bible and experiencing everything life has to offer is very important to her. Throughout her life, she has participated in many different activities. In her younger years it varied from varsity soccer to being the Park FFA Chapter Secretary, life was always busy. As she has gotten older and life has changed a little, being involved in rodeo and queening is very important in keeping this rodeo queen busy! When not in the lab, Shay enjoys photography, bible study and anything outside. With being a rodeo queen, Shay believes you are handed a podium to speak your voice with the influence of our western heritage. With her 2019 Miss Big Sky Pro Rodeo voice, Shay would like to raise awareness of rural area suicide and the rising rate of suicide in farmers and ranchers. She invites everyone to visit www.askinearnest.org for more preventive information!–
As the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Queen, Cassidy attends community events all over Montana and speaks to people from all walks of life. One of her greatest joys is interacting with kids, talking to them about the sport of rodeo and being a role model they can look up to.
The Big Sky Pro Rodeo Queen Contest is held each year during the Big Sky Pro Rodeo. For more information, visit bigskyprorodeo.com on the web or follow on facebook.