Cowboy Mounted Shooting combines elements of Wild West Show exhibition shooting along with the skills of barrel racing, pole bending and reining while using two .45 caliber single action revolvers loaded with black powder blanks. The object of the game is to shoot ten balloon targets while riding your mount through a variety of challenging courses. It's a timed sport in which the competitor who rides the fastest with the least amount of missed targets wins.
Cowboy Mounted Shooting is open to all levels of riders and all breeds of equine. Each Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA) member enters the sport at the Class 1 level and moves up through the levels as experience and competition wins are achieved. These include Men's Class 1-6, Ladies Class 1-6 and Senior Classes 1-6, as well as a Wrangler Class for members 11 years of age and younger. All CMSA member achievements are tracked and World Points are earned at all CMSA sanctioned competitions. The number of points for each event varies and can accumulate to offer members year-end awards, prizes and contests entries.
The Florida Peacemakers wants you to become a part of the great American equestrian experience by becoming a member. Be prepared to meet the friendliest and most social people in the equestrian world. Cowboy Mounted Shooting is a family sport dedicated to keeping our Western Heritage alive and the spirit of the West lives in the game and the people who surround it.
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. The Florida Peacemakers 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.