NOTE - the Vaquero Heritage Foundation is not affiliated with the CMSA.
The information below is provided as an informational service, as some of our members have been members of the CMSA, too. When our members participate in CMSA events, they do so under their own names and their own CMSA membership. They do not represent the VHF when they participate in CMSA events.
The VHF does not promote mounted shooting, nor does the VHF produce mounted shooting events.
That said, here's some information about the...
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association
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Mounted Shooting is exactly what it sounds -- a competitive timed sport, galloping a horse through an obstacle course while shooting at balloon targets (with black-powder blanks). It doesn't get more fun than this!
Vaquera and her arabian gelding Sunny have been competing since 2001, when Deb joined the California Desperados. Deb & Sunny have competed in California, Nevada and Arizona, won a half dozen silver buckles, made dozens of wonderful new friends... and had a terrific fun time.
Deb doctored the above photo (by B. Green) to remove the fence and house in background.
5 Dogs Wild West Extravaganza 2002, photo by B.Green
Mounted shooters feel linked to a time when a fast horse and fast shooting could mean the difference between life and death... Deb doctored these two terrific Barb Green photos to remove evidence of the modern world. Results below:
Big Bear 2001
Caliente 2001 - click to enlarge
Big Bear 2001 - click to enlarge
Firestar 2001 - click to enlarge
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Left & below: CMSA World Championships 2001
Far Below: End of Trail 2002
To learn more about Mounted Shooting, visit the sites below