Cowboy Mounted Shooting at Midland County Fair

Cowboy Mounted Shooting at Midland County Fair

On Saturday, August 23, from 9 a.m. to 5:00p.m., Cowboy Mounted Shooting will be featured at the Midland County Fair.
MIDLAND -- On Saturday, August 23, from 9 a.m. to 5:00p.m., Cowboy Mounted Shooting will be featured at the Midland County Fair. This is the nation’s fastest-growing equestrian sport competition to be showcased at the fair. Mounted contestants compete in a fast-action, timed event using two .45 caliber single action revolvers, each loaded with five rounds of black powder blank ammunition, showcasing horse riding ability and raw speed. The sport started more than 20 years ago and currently has more than 12,000 members nationwide.

“We always have such a great response to the competition and expect to bring in shooters from New Mexico and all over Texas.” said Tammy Dooley, Midland County Fair Board Member. “You just never know what World Champions or record holders may be in the competition, along with local area shooters.”

Mounted Shooter, and Midland County Sheriff Mounted Horse Patrols’, Jake Ussery “Expect to see shooters in a wide age range from teenagers to seniors, and wide skill levels ranging from entry level to master level, attempt to shoot the targets as fast as they can without penalties.”

“There is shooting, fast horses, quick gun changes and a thrill when the shooter hits all targets for a “clean run”. During breaks spectators will have the opportunity to meet some of the shooters, ask questions and pet the horses.” Said Jim Pinson, Midland Cowboy Mounted Shooter.

“Cowboy Mounted Shooting is a very unique sport,” said Dooley. “It combines shooting skills and horsemanship. It’s a family oriented activity for all levels. It will transport you back to the days of the Old West Cowboys.”

The Midland County Fair will be at the Midland County Horseshoe, 2514 Arena Trail, August 21 through 24. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit www.midlandcofair.com.
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