The American Quarter Horse Journal, May 18, 2010 — Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association will present the Stetson Summer Classic at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma, June 9-13. The CMSA would host a mounted shooting seminar free for all current AQHA and CMSA members on June 9.
The seminar will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will feature World and National Champion Cowgirl Annie Bianco-Ellett. This seminar will cover what to look for in disposition and athletic ability when picking a shooting horse and will also cover training a horse to gunfire. Annie has been featured on CMT and Cowboy U, and at AQHA’s QuarterFest. Members of CMSA and AQHA can learn from one of the most successful mounted shooters and leading mounted shooting clinicians at this free seminar.
During the Stetson Summer Classic, cowboys and cowgirls of all ages and skill levels will be competing for cash and prizes. Attendees can see how the American Quarter Horse has led the sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting into one of the fastest growing equestrian sports in the world. American Quarter Horse trainers and breeders are welcome to attend the seminar to learn more about the market available for quality American Quarter Horses.
New York Times columnist Phil Sweetland calls CMSA“the Equestrian NASCAR” because of its fast-paced excitement and family atmosphere.
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association is an AQHA alliance partner. Mounted contestants compete in this fast-action timed event using two .45 caliber single action revolvers each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition. Formed in 1991, the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association has a variety of levels of competition for everyone, ranging from novice to the seasoned professional. CMSA generates growth of membership through the promotion, advertising and publicity of mounted shooting competition.
For more information on times and schedule for the Stetson Summer Classic, go to www.cowboymountedshooting.com or call 888-960-0003.