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Cowboy mounted shooting is a re-enactment of the old west 1880’s. It is the nation’s fastest growing equestrian sport. Competitors wearing two single action .45 caliber revolvers race against the clock through a variety of course patterns while firing at balloon targets. Each revolver is loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition. Scoring is based on the elapsed time plus penalties for each missed balloon or knocked over barrel. This sport requires the ability to control the horse through many turns and speed changes while cocking and firing the revolvers, holstering one when it’s empty, and then drawing the other to complete the course.
The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association “C.M.S.A.” has a variety of levels of competition for everyone, ranging from novice levels to the seasoned professional. You don’t have to be a horse enthusiast to get caught up in the lure and attraction of the sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting. We encourage guests and spectators to come see what we’re all about and the admission is always free. If you haven’t had the opportunity to share the adventure of this non-tradition entertainment, mosey on over to one of our shooting competitions and enjoy the family friendly atmosphere and the old west cowboy state of mind.
If you would like to join us in this exciting fast growing sport or if you would just like some more information, please contact Joyce Mingus.