Welcome to the homepage of the New Mexico Territory Cowboy Mounted Shooters, also known as NMTCMS. NMTCMS is a New Mexico Non-Profit organization formed in 2005 in order to promote the fastest growing equine sport in the world!  To that end the NMTCMS holds competitions all over the Land of Enchantment -- check our 2014 Events page for date and times.  Members, please check the Events page often, as changes are being made as and details are being finalized.  A correction has just been made to the Old Timers Celebration shoot, it is in July, not June.  Also, the Ft. Sumner shoot is a $5,000 added shootout and there will be a second day of shooting on Sunday.

What is Mounted Shooting? It's a fast-paced timed event in which we ride our horses through a course of fire which includes ten targets. We use .45 caliber single action pistols to break those targets and run back across the time line with the fastest time winning!  Missed targets and other course errors result in penalties -- seconds added to the competitor's time.  Some riders also compete with double-barrel shotguns and rifles in addition to using pistols. Want to hear more? Thought you might.

Click this link to visit the homepage of our parent organization,
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association or CMSA 

Well I hope we've whet your appetite for running and gunning! If you would like to join us then please go to the 
Membership page. You will find even more info about the club including how to join with convenient forms to download. Sure hope you can join us for the next big season of Mounted Shooting in New Mexico!


NMTCMS has a saddle sponsor for the 2014 points race!
TW Saddlery, owned by NMTCMS members David Kaden and Tracy Webb Kaden are donating a TW Saddlery saddle to be awarded by the high point winner in 2014! TW Saddlery, maker of the infamous Specialized Saddle line, builds custom saddles of all types, including endurance saddles, trail saddles, gaited horse saddles, barrel saddles, lightweight trail saddles and MOUNTED SHOOTING saddles. Specialized and TW Saddlery saddles all are comfortable for you and your horse. 

Day of the Cowboy 1 & 2 shoots in Moriarty were a lot of fun.  We had some issues with electricity and a couple of wet spots (even though it was HOT), but everyone took it in stride and we had a great time anyway.  Many of the shooters took part in the cattle sorting event Saturday night and NMTCMS's Ta-Willow Romero won the sorting competition.  Day 1:  congratulations to Brett Morgan for Overall, Zane Chunn for Mens Reserve, Tasha Chevarria for Ladies Overall, and Kay Rivers for Ladies Reserve.  For Day 2:  congratulations to Bobby Chevarria for Overall, Nick Mergen for Mens Reserve, De Chapman for Ladies' Overall, and Biven Chapman for Ladies Reserve.  We also had 6 qualified wins this weekend, and NMTCMS's John McFadden is now a SM3!

A fan, 8 year old Braden Fuentes of Artesia, drew this for Pam after watching the Smokin' on the Pecos shoot in Artesia.  Hopefully we'll see Braden riding with us in our wrangler program some day!  Thanks for the great picture, Braden.

The Board is in the process of putting together the details for the end of year awards match.  Please save the dates of November 8-9 and stay tuned for more information!