2021 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty
MISS SHERIDAN WYO RODEO
Miss Sheridan WYO Rodeo, Shayla Conner is making history here at the WYO Rodeo, as she proudly carries her title steeped in culture and history. She is the first WYO Rodeo Queen to be a 2nd generation family member to hold this prestigious title. Carolyn Martin Small, her grandmother, held the title in 1958. In addition, Shayla is the 2nd member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe to achieve this title, her grandmother being the first.
Shayla is the 22 year old daughter of Berta and Leo Conner. She is a 2020 graduate of Northwest College in Powell, where she played collegiate soccer and earned her degree in Farm and Ranch Management. Shayla’s hobbies include running, playing basketball, fishing, and spending time with family. While in college, Shayla was a member of the Northwest College Soccer Team, Block and Bridle Club, and worked at the Boys and Girls Club in Powell.
Shayla is a model for Back Country Runway, LLC and is currently working as a CNA and helping out on her family’s cattle ranch. Rodeo and ranching are a lifestyle for Shayla working alongside her family, raising bucking horses and traveling from rodeo to rodeo. This lifestyle has given Shayla the desire to pursue a career in veterinary medicine when the time is right.
Shayla has a passion for the MMIWG movement (Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls). Using her title as Miss Sheridan WYO Rodeo, Shayla hopes to spread awareness and support for this movement and Hanna’s Act, in memory of Hanna Harris, a family member who was murdered. Hanna’s Act, a legislative bill her family helped create, authorizes the Department of Justice to investigate MMIWG cases.
Shayla would like to thank the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Board, the Queen Board, her sponsors, her family, and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe for all the support they have given her during her reign. She is excited to represent Sheridan WYO Rodeo, the community of Sheridan, her tribe, and her beloved western lifestyle at the Miss Rodeo Wyoming competition in August during the Wyoming State Fair. Come support Shayla Conner, making history in the rodeo queen world!
SHERIDAN WYO RODEO SR. PRINCESS
Sheridan WYO Rodeo Sr. Princess, Hannah Jost, is the daughter of Corey and Vicki Jost. Hannah is a 2019 graduate of Sheridan High School. She is currently a full-time student at Sheridan College completing her prerequisites for Nursing while planning on finishing her Art degree. Hannah had the privilege of playing collegiate Tennis last year in Kansas. While she loved the experience, Wyoming was calling for her back home to begin the process to become a Nurse. Her relationship with Jesus has pointed her in the direction to use the gifts she’s been given to serve people and take care of them as a nurse upon completing school.
Hannah enjoys riding her horses Roman and Rocky while working cattle and roping on her family ranch. She finds unwinding at her drafting table with a palette of watercolor paints to be relaxing as well as spending quality time with her friends and family. She has a never-ending wanderlust for exploring the Big Horn Mountains as she usually comes home and watercolors the beautiful spots that she’s hiked.
Hannah has learned a lot about people as she has observed them this year during the Covid pandemic. She has realized that “everyone is a part of a big team, and that when you put others first your perspective changes”. She would like to personally thank Health Care Workers and First Responders for going above and beyond to serve others!
Hannah has held the 2015 Jr. Princess title, 2017 Princess title, and the current 2020 and 2021 Sr. Princess title with plans to continue and someday compete at the state level.
She would like to thank her family, Chris Hepp, her sponsors, Wyo Rodeo Board, and the Wyo Rodeo Queen Board for their support. Hannah is proud to represent the Sheridan Wyo Rodeo this year for the ‘RE RIDE’!!
SHERIDAN WYO RODEO PRINCESS
Jentry Reid is the 18 year old daughter of Mark and Kimberly Reid of Sheridan. She graduated from Sheridan High School in May 2021. While at SHS, Jentry was active in the John B. Kendrick FFA Chapter for four years. She also is a member of Sheridan County Big Horn Cowboys 4-H Club for 9 years. Jentry served as an officer in both organizations and 4-H Junior Leaders President 2020. While in 4-H, she kept busy in the following projects: Horse, Cat, Rabbit, Visual Arts, and Photography. Jentry is a four-year member of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Wranglers.
She has been active in youth group at Sheridan Wesleyan Church and enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and skiing. Jentry would like to thank all those who have supported her in this opportunity to serve as the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Princess for the years of 2020 and 2021! She is grateful to you all!
Her future plans consist of attending Sheridan College this fall studying Agriculture/Animal & Equine Science towards her Associate's Degree before furthering her education at the University. She is looking forward to being a Farm/Ranch Manager.
SHERIDAN WYO RODEO JR. PRINCESS
Grace Van Dyke is a young lady whose first love truly is horses. From brandings to helping on the ranch, to training her own colts, to practicing for a show or event you will most often find her in the saddle. When not riding, she loves to bake, read, be with friends and play with her dog Jasmine.
Grace has a huge heart for animals and wants to pursue a career as a veterinarian someday. In the meantime, Grace enjoys being involved with a local drama team, showing horses and market animals in 4-H and riding for WYO Rodeo Wranglers.
Grace has enjoyed serving her community as part of the WYO Rodeo Royalty. She is excited for the year ahead as she serves as the 2021 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Junior Princess. Grace is the 13 year old daughter of Paul and Amber Van Dyke.