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2 compete for Miss Great Northern Rodeo


July 15, 2014

The two contestants for Miss Great Northern Rodeo 2014 will grace the arena with their horses at the Great Northern Fair Thursday.

Jaye Dee Han, organizer of the pageant and one for the Miss Rodeo Montana pageant, said she received three contestants Monday.

One dropped out and now the competition will be between Sheridan O’Neil, 16, and Rachel Bartlett, 16.

O’Neil said she decided to run for Miss Great Northern Rodeo because she wants to keep young people involved in rodeo.

“I want to keep people interested because rodeo has been known since the beginning of time, and I wanted the younger kids to try to keep going and become Miss Rodeo America,” O’Neil said.

O’Neil, who was born and raised in Havre, has been riding horses for seven years. This will be her first pageant, and she will be riding her horse, Charlie.

“My horse and I have been riding a couple years together and she’s pretty good with all the riding capability,” she said.

Bartlett was born in Wa...

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