Howdy and welcome to the homepage of the New Mexico Territory Cowboy Mounted Shooters ("NMTCMS"). NMTCMS is a New Mexico non-profit organization formed in 2005 in order to promote the fastest growing equine sport in the world -- COWBOY MOUNTED SHOOTING! To that end, the NMTCMS holds competitions all over the Land of Enchantment. See our Events page for a schedule of our matches held all over the Land of Enchantment.
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 single action 45 caliber pistols, and sometimes rifles and double-barreled shotguns, to break those targets and run back across the time line, with the fastest time winning! Missed targets and other errors cause seconds to be added to your time. Want to hear more? Thought you might. Use the following link to visit the homepage of our parent organization, the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association, or "CMSA."
To win money, prizes and have the time of your life! Come watch one of our competitions -- anyone there will be glad to answer your questions and explain what is going on. The camaraderie among the competitors is amazing and even non-shooters have a good time at our matches. This is a family sport and all ages are welcome to participate. Cowboy mounted shooting is the fastest growing equine sport for a reason! We think it is the most fun you can have horseback!
Yes you can! Go to our Contact page and email one of our officers or board members. They can put you in touch with people hosting mounted shooting clinics and can help you get started.
The season is almost upon us! Sign up for the Fill Your Hands You Sons Of Guns New Mexico/Texas Border Wars shoot in Portales on March 14th and 15th! See whether Texas will retain the golden cow pie award they won last year, or whether they will pass it on to New Mexico for 2015! If you need some brushing up before the match, Dan Byrd will be doing clinics on Friday, March 13th in Portales. Contact Dan about the clinics at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The No Blood Balloon Bash shoot in April that was held in Estancia last year has been moved to the covered Bernalillo County Sheriff's Posse Arena in Albuquerque. Come through here and get in one more practice on your way to Tunica! Check our the Events page for more information about our matches.