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.

Our next NMTCMS shoot is The Chisum on September 12-13 and 14.  Click here for the event flyer.
And coming up on October 4 and 5 is the Quick Draw Mounted Shoot in Santa Fe.  Click here for the event flyer.

What is Mounted Shooting? It's a fast-paced timed event in whic
h 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. 

Bishop Bash!!!!!  If you weren't there, you missed a GREAT shoot!  We had 46 riders at this shooting celebration commemorating 55 years of marriage for Hugh and Jeanne Bishop.  Dana Barrett and Mike Hanagan put on an excellent match and everything was perfect.  There was plenty of added money to go around, live music for listening and dancing on Saturday night and Robert Barnard and his company Principal Financial Group provided the entertainment and cold drinks for everyone.  Day 1:  Congratulations to Overall Donnie MacDougall, Mens Reserve Dan Byrd, Ladies Overall Jamie Lowe and Ladies Reserve Hallie McFadden.  Day 2:  Kudos to Overall Dan Byrd, Mens Reserve Clay Whaley, Ladies Overall Dahlis Morgan and Ladies Reserve Jamie Lowe.  Mark Marley won the Rifle competition and Jamie Lowe took top honors for Shotgun.  We had a couple of move ups with some spectacular dancing by Tim Cowan and Susan Hill (see Jamie Lowe's videos on Facebook).

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.