Mounted shooting is an exciting sport that is gaining in popularity! Riders navigate their horse through a shooting pattern. In modern events, blank ammunition is used to pop balloons within 20 feet. Depending on the rider’s skill level, they may gallop through the course! This discipline requires both exceptional horsemanship and shooting abilities. It’s so much fun to watch.

The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association is the perfect place to begin your search on this fascinating sport. You can find local clubs, events, and requirements. In the meantime, check out these pictures from Instagram #mountedshooting. These cowgirls are tough and bold!

Cowgirls, don’t be afraid to try new things! I hope these ladies are inspiration to get out there. You never know… mounted shooting may be your new favorite sport.

Another daring discipline is mounted archery. You can learn more about it here: Mounted Archery: Bows, Arrows, & Horses.