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.
2015 trophy saddle sponsors were Circle S Feed in Carlsbad, NM (Wally and Carol Menuey), Desert Creek Construction (Stoney Burks), Dan Byrd, Jamie Lowe, Donnie MacDougall, David Sterrett, Hallie & John McFadden, Hugh Shelton, Dana Scott, Western Trails Veterinary Clinic, Moriarty Pipe, Industrial Electric, Dimmitt Veterinary Clinic
At the Year End Awards Ceremony on November 15, 2015 at Pepper's Grill in Alamogordo, four trophy saddles were given away. David Sterrett won one for overall high point. Three class winners were randomly chosen to win the other three saddles, and those went to Wally Menuey, Bob Ostrenga, and Melodee Smith.
We will continue the trophy saddle awards program for next year and appreciate the help of all members in obtaining $25 sponsors for the award saddles.
For the 2016 year end awards, NMTCMS in partnership with the Texas High Plains Drifters (THPD), will be giving away a brand new 3-horse slant bumper pull trailer to one lucky member. In order to be qualified for the trailer, shooters must belong to both NMTCMS and THPD, attend 50% or more of the NMTCMS matches and attend 50% or more of the THPD matches this season. Qualified members will receive one chance for each class win during the season, regardless if it is a qualified win for CMSA or they are the only one in their class. So, the more times you compete, the more chances you can earn to win the trailer. Both clubs are soliciting sponsors for the trailer. Individual sponsorship is $125 and $100 of that goes toward the trailer purchase and $25 goes toward putting the sponsor’s name on the trailer. Business sponsorship is $400 and $300 of that goes toward the trailer purchase and $100 goes toward putting the sponsor’s name/logo on the trailer. Members from both clubs would be asked to help solicit sponsors for the trailer. If you're not already a member of both clubs, you can download membership applications on the Membership Page.