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TRAVIS NYE, ROPING CHAMPION
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

FROM ACROSS THE POND
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
Germany
[Ed.: Read the full story about the afternoon tea here]

MUSINGS FROM THE PRAIRIE
“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.

6th Annual Ingomar Ranch Rodeo

Gather yourselves up and come on over to the Sixth Annual Ingomar Ranch Rodeo and Big Loop event, Sat., Sept. 5th, at the rodeo arena in Ingomar, MT. It is a Git ‘er Done, guys, gals or mixed team event that will keep you on the edge of your seat, as you grab a bite of your smoked roast beef sandwich, a sip of cold beer or lemonade, and hang on fer the ride! It is a day of fun for the whole family.

SIXTH ANNUAL INGOMAR RANCH RODEO AND BIG LOOP Labor Day WEEKEND, Sat. Sept. 5th, 2020

It begins at 9:00AM, with a rules meeting, followed with the Calcutta, where attendees can put their money on a favorite team. Cowhands will then get busy roping, sorting, penning, milking, bucking and whatever else it takes to get the job done to become the high point Ingomar Ranch Rodeo 2020 Champions. The final two events, Team sorting and Ranch broncs will also be Calcutta’d just before those events. Prizes, money and pride go to the winning team. Not to mention a Top Hand and Top Horse award presented at the close of the day. And there will be fun things for youngsters to do as well.

Announcer and cowhand Andrew Johnson, who knows the ins and outs of Ranch Rodeo, will keep you entertained as he presents facts (perhaps sprinkled with fiction), noting the finer points of the competitors’ style, and interesting techniques that might (accidentally) pop up during the day. Just like any ranching activity, surprises are the norm. “Top hands are top hands, be they guys, gals, or mixed teams,” added Ingomar Rodeo Club Director Donald John Cameron, “They get the job done. You will see great horsemanship, horses and livestock handling ability during the Ingomar Ranch Rodeo.”  Stock contractors Pat Cremer and Shane Vaira are providing the wild cows, steers, and bucking broncs respectively. In fact, folklore has it that the stock can’t wait to give each cowhand a definite run for their money at Ingomar. “The broncs will be on the lookout to spoil a cowboy’s day,” smiled cowboy poet and Ingomar resident Owen Badgett. The Ingomar arena is also sporting two new bucking chutes thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County.

One of Ingomar Ranch Rodeo’s previous events included a buckskin horse (that was NOT in the bronc event) bucking his rider off on the way to roping a steer. Ropes got crossed, steers were pretty much dumfounded, and the crowd was on their feet cheering. Competition is the name of the game as teams also compete to participate in Tery, MT at the Eastern Montana Ranch Rodeo Finals, Saturday, Sept. 12th. (??)

Saturday night features a Big Loop roping event, where cowhands work to rope steers while avoiding roping themselves and passersby. “There is a lot going on when you are winding up 18ft loops,” added Ingomar Rodeo Club President Howard Newman. Crowds are encouraged to duck if an errant loop comes their way.

For great grub, be sure to stop by the rodeo club cook shack for a smoked roast beef sandwich or dinner. For a cold beer, visit the beer booth, open all day Sat.  For more info call Alice Cameron at 406-358-2255. Tickets for the event are $10/adults, $5/7-12 years, 6 & under/free. 

We will observe Governor’s directive for attendees wearing masks. See ya there for a fun Labor Day weekend.

Sixth Annual Ingomar Ranch Rodeo Flyer