in Mounted Shooting?
Mounted Shooting is
the nation’s fastest growing equestrian sport. Competitors wearing two
single-action 45 Caliber Guns race against the clock, navigating through a
variety of course patterns while shooting at balloon targets. Each gun is
loaded with five Black Power Blanks, making for a colorful and exciting run.
Competitors dress up in the ‘Golden Era’ cowboy clothing.
Scoring is based on
the elapsed time the rider completes the pattern run plus time penalties for
missed targets and barrels knocked over. This sport requires the ability to
control the horse through challenging turns and speed changes single-handed
while cocking, shooting and changing guns with the other hand.
There are a variety
of levels of competition for all ages and gender, ranging from novice to the top
pro contenders. So you will never feel “Out-Gunned”! Everyone has a chance to
win. Mounted Shooting is a family sport with parents and kids often competing
with or sometimes against each other. But most of all, it’s fun and friendly!
There are several
Major Associations and more than 100 local clubs & over 600 events held
throughout the U.S. annually. So check for a club near you and Join to be a
part of the excitement and fun. You will have a “Blast”!