Bailey Ryan Bishop is the 22-year-old daughter of Todd and Jan Bishop. Bailey grew up on her family’s small ranch in Burns, Wyo. She has been riding since she was three years old. Her family of five has deep roots in Wyoming, Cheyenne Frontier Days, and the Western way of life. Bailey has two brothers; older brother, Ryder, and younger brother, Tate.
Bailey is a 2016 graduate of Burns High School. She was involved in almost every club and activity Burns High School had to offer, but her favorites were FFA, FBLA, Student Council, and National Honor Society. She was president of her FFA chapter and her parliamentary procedure team won state in 2013, and they went nationals to compete in Louisville, KY.
Bailey spent two years at Laramie County Community College (LCCC) in Cheyenne. Currently, she is enrolled at the University of Wyoming (UW) going into her junior year, majoring in Physiology. Baileys career goal is to become a Physician’s Assistant.
Cheyenne Frontier Days is in Baileys blood. Her grandpa, Cliff “Doc” Bishop, was a steer roping contestant at the “Daddy of ‘em All”; later he became the arena veterinarian, and was inducted into the HEELS organization. Her grandma, Gerrie Bishop, is a co-founder of the Cowgirls of the West. Her papa, Morris Bullard, was a lead volunteer on the security committee, her cousin, Stacy Bishop, was Miss Frontier in 1995, and her dad serves on the Cheyenne Frontier Days board of directors.
“It is an honor to represent Cheyenne Frontier Days and the almost 3,000 volunteers who produce our show. To me, Cheyenne Frontier Days™ isn’t just a town celebration – it is a heritage built on over more than a hundred years of tradition. I have always admired how our community can take a few thousand caring people, unite them with a common goal, and stand back and enjoy the result of tens of thousands of hours that are a labor of love.”
Bailey has been involved with Cheyenne Frontier Days most of her life. She participated in the Grand Parades as a young girl, competed in junior barrels, and was a Dandy throughout high school.
“I love the sport of rodeo and the western way of life. I feel both humbled and honored to have the privilege to be a part of the deep traditions of the greatest rodeo and western celebration in the world.”
Savannah Sherri Messenger is the daughter of Kirk and Raedene Messenger and the late Mark Messenger. She is a seventh generation Wyomingite and a Cheyenne Central High School 2016 graduate. She has attended Laramie County Community College for three years and is a Dental Assistant.
During high school, she was a four year letter recipient on the Cheyenne Central women’s soccer team. From the time that she was 9, she participated in draft horse driving competitions throughout the United States and Canada, winning top awards. She was a Cheyenne Frontier Days Dandy during the years of 2014, 2015 and 2016, at which time her love of Cheyenne Frontier Days and riding for the brand become most evident. More recently, Savannah has volunteered on the Public Relations Committee assisting with out of state Rodeo Queens and with the Parades Committee as an out-rider for the horse drawn vehicles and wagons.
Savannah’s roots are deep in western heritage. Her Maternal side of the family has owned and operated the CP Ranch since 1904. Her paternal great, great Grandfather was the blacksmith for the Cheyenne area dating back to 1916. Her family has a passion for horse drawn vehicles and turn of the century memorabilia which they have housed at the family’s “Messenger’s Old West Museum”. Her family has been driving horses in the Cheyenne Frontier Days parades and Grand Entries since the 70’s, and has promoted Cheyenne Frontier Days with their World Champion Percheron draft horse hitch throughout the United States and Canada.
“It’s simply where I come from. At a young age I developed a love for horses and western heritage. I became very driven to promote Cheyenne Frontier Days during the years that I was a Cheyenne Frontier Days Dandy. I never get tired of riding and waving in that big arena! It’s important to know where we come from and to keep traditions alive. I’m ecstatic to have this worldwide opportunity to promote and represent the Western Heritage of “The Daddy of ‘em All.”