2022 Calendar Available NOW!

“Bred to Buck and Buckaroos” 2022 Calendar Now Available. Click the picture to see a few of the pages!

Photos are from the 2021 Ingomar Open Rodeo and Ingomar Ranch Rodeo.

Proceeds from calendar sales go to the Ingomar Rodeo Club.

Calendars are available at Melstone Mercantile in Melstone, MT and the Watering Hole, Forsyth, MT. They can also be ordered on the Ingomar Rodeo Club Facebook site through messenging, and ordered at LL@campiou.com

Calendars are $15/ea….and $5 for shipping. Get yours now! Yeehaw!

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Photographers Montana Reynolds, Linda Lou Crosby

Fishing Book available now!

Purchase “Two Gals in Search of a Great Catch” by Linda Lou Crosby and Laura Dobbins on Amazon or at fishinlines.com.
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Our Readers Write

Comments on the October 8, 2017 Camp IOU newsletter.

“The roping was the Wrangler National Team Roping Finals. I have roped at the finals two other times, but have never had any luck. This is the largest payout I have received for an event. The horse I rode is a 9 year old mare that I bought about 2 months ago. She does everything right so it makes my part easy. Team roping is a sport that allows you to get away from the grind of the work week or day. You have to be focused and in the moment, much like golf. It’s also one of the few hobbies that will actually pay for itself if your lucky.” – Travis Nye

Re: Afternoon Tea at the Jersey Lilly 2016
Very many thanks for sharing this review – together with photos – of an astounding tea party. I was deeply impressed with the staging of the event and the trouble to which the ladies had gone to make it so special.

In Victorian and Edwardian times, the milliners of London created the most fabulous hats for ladies. Actresses led the fashions and not just the wealthy appearing in the Royal Enclosure at the Ascot Races.

I noted the beautiful tea services being used and the decorum of the event. Most impressive coming from our cousins over the pond!!!! At least some people appreciate the living standards and life style of a bygone age.

Please let the sentiments and admiration of a Brit be known to those who organised and attended this splendid function.
Warm regards as always.
Keith Shipman
Saarlouis – Nalbach
[Ed.: Read the full story about the afternoon tea here]

“My great uncle was Vern Thomason from Jordan area; since he also raised sheep we assume he may have taken the wool to Ingomar for shipping. We had some contact with him long ago, before he died; and we were able to go out to the old ranch with permission from the current owner (about forty years ago now). He told a story to my youngest brother, about a man who murdered someone in the area; and the law was going to be some days away at that time…Read more

LINDA LOU: Although Owen Badgett does not do email we got Peggy’s story to him by phone. And we will ask around for more information about the sheepherders that frequented Ingomar, and share with readers. Thanks Peggy!

“I knew Owen years ago when I lived in Miles City. I still have a poetry book that he autographed for me. Its in a box but I still have it! Owen used to come down to the Hole In The Wall where a bunch of us girls worked and he would come down and say hey and hang out for a bit.:) I hope he had a good turn-out at the Museum last night.” – Stephani S-C.

2021 Ingomar Open Rodeo

Ingomar Open Rodeo will be “Gittin It Done” Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Well folks, it’s that time again. Time to be amazed, amused, astounded and entertained. It is the Annual Ingomar Open Rodeo, Saturday, July 31st, with all the hoopla, great grub, riding, roping, bucking, and informed commentary from the announcer, Deb Greenough, that a rodeo-goer could ever want. Maybe even more!

Whether you are cheering in the stands, tethered to the crow’s nest, or riding a top-grade bronc, the Ingomar Open Rodeo is one you will never forget. It has that home spun (town of 12 when everybody’s there), genuine, welcoming atmosphere that includes all comers, East, West and everywhere in between. “We have had visitors from New York, Vermont, California, even Scotland,” added Ingomar Rodeo Club secretary, Alice Cameron.

For performance value, Ingomar offers top notch bucking stock, provided by Paul Eiker and Shane Vaira and rodeo talent – current and upcoming – participants in Ingomar’s Rodeo have gone on to fame and fortune with NFR and PRCA rankings. Ingomar’s rodeo announcer, Greenough, was a world champion bare back bronc rider, who looks forward to being at the rodeo each year. “Ingomar is the only town I know that is bordered by cattle guards,” quipped Greenough.

And don’t forget, there will be great tasting burgers and hot dogs at the cook shack. “You are also likely to hear some pretty outlandish stories at the cook shack,” advised Ingomar resident and professional photographer, Hart Broesel. Besides bull riding, bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, ladies breakaway and barrels, and team roping, Ingomar offers some special events. There is the ‘Buckaroo Bounce’ before the Top 4 Saddle Bronc Ride Off, where kids “of all ages” bounce across the arena towards the stands on balls of various colors in timed heats. “That makes for some pretty hilarious happenings,” added Alice, who noted that the rules of that event seem to have a certain elasticity based on the size, age and skills of competitors. When the dust settles, the winner gets $100, and a trophy. And all this will be followed by a dance.

“We can do our Ingomar rodeos only because of tremendous sponsor support and terrific volunteers,” added Ingomar Rodeo Club President Donald John Cameron. For a family day filled with great rodeo, food, and special events, come on down to the Ingomar Open Rodeo, Sat., July 31st. Admission is $10 for adults, 6-12 $5, under 6 free. Entries are open July 26th from 8:00AM to 6:00PM. Contact Alice Cameron, 406-358-2255.