Miss Rodeo Montana 2019 – Cassidy Shay O’Neil
Cassidy Shay O’Neil, known as Shay, is serving as the current Miss Big Sky Pro Rodeo. Shay is the 23 year old daughter of Marian Cisco and Shawn O ‘Neil and calls Livingston, Montana her 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 meaningful to this cowgirl.
Growing up with Yellowstone, as a backyard, is something that Shay takes pride. 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. Shay believes, as a rodeo queen, 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.