Real working cowboys were competing Saturday at the Ranch Rodeo at the Northeastern Montana Fair. Just proving their win last year wasn’t a fluke, the Nelson Ranch team won again this year with a time of 54 seconds.
With their second-place finish two years ago, this makes the third year that the Nelson team qualified to compete in the NILE in Billings.
In second place was the Salveson Ranch team from Malta, followed by the Musselshell Ranch team.
Ron Potter again won the top ranch horse award. The bay is a Nelson Ranch-bred horse, like last year’s was.