Howdy!

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, the year-end awards shoot is scheduled for November 15 (with an awards banquet at a nearby restaurant that night), followed by the "Turkey Shoot" on November 16, in Alamogordo -- this is also the 10th birthday for NMTCMS!
  See the 2014 Events page for more info.

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 NEWS:

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. 

The Moriarty Quick Draw shoots were great fun.  We had beautiful weather and a great arena.  We had a Quick Draw competition after the mounted shooting on Saturday.  Contestants put their horses up and competed to see who had the fastest gun hand in the New Mexico Territory!  Shooters stepped across the timer line, drew one gun and shot 5 balloons set up in a special target, holstered their gun and stepped back acoss the timer line to stop the clock.  Donny MacDougall took the top honors in the Quick Draw.   Mounted shooting results for Day 1:  Overall was Donny MacDougall, Mens Reserve was Bob Osrenga, Ladies Overall was Renee Robichaud, Ladies Reserve was Ta-Willow Romero.  Day 2:  Overall was Donny MacDougall, Mens Reserve was Bob Ostrenga, Ladies Overall was Renee Robichaud and Ladies Reserve was Kay Rivers.  

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.