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RUNDOWN Vol. 15 No. 3 April/May 2010 $4.95

DOUBLE DOWN Incentive A Huge Success! Peacemakers FIRING

DON DAY'S

"3C'ss" "3C' JERRY MOORE KEEPS MOVIN'


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Dave Bishop owner of Bishop’s Trailer Sales (left) and Randy Stamper, Director of Marketing & Sales for Hart Trailers enjoy getting to know many CMSA members at family night in Globe, Arizona.

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CMSA OFFICERS Chairman of the Board Jim Rodgers steppinbill@aol.com President Dan Plaster dpla444@aol.com Executive Vice President & Publisher Brady Carr bradyc@cmsaevents.com Director & Editor Phil Spangenberger editor@rundownonline.com The RUNDOWN is published by CC Enterprises, Inc. For advertising information and rates, administrative and editorial offices, contact: The RUNDOWN 2410 New Lewisburg Highway Columbia, TN 38401-8111 888-960-0003 931-381-2629 fax: 931-388-3564 www.rundownonline.com www.cmsaevents.com www.cmsagear.com

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5 Presidents Message CMSA President by Dan Plaster 13 Chairman's Opinion CMSA Chairman by Jim Rodgers 17 Executive Vice President CMSA Executive Vice President by Brady Carr

Shootout in SUNNY Florida A Deep South cold snap couldn’t cool the competition in J’ville.

18 Cavalry Class Update by Kin Barker

We’ve Come a Long Way Baby! Susan Turner shares history about the Ben Avery Mounted Shooting Facility.

20 Editor’s Message Rundown Editor by Phil Spangenberger

19 Profile of a Trooper Staff Report

22 Regional Round Up

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Peacemakers Firing Tucson’s Old Pueblo Peacemakers share their experience and passion for mounted shooting.

27 Association News Staff Report

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2010 Apache Gold Desert Classic CMSA’s New Double Down Incentive Proves Golden for many mounted shooters.

39 Tips from the Top by Ed Beesley

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Canada Wants YOU! You are invited to join your neighbors to the north – and it’s easier than you might think.

44 Wrangler Committee by Donnie Sales

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Jerry Moore –Got to Keep Movin’ And he is, entering his third career making saddles and enjoying mounted shooting.

55 Blast from the Past by Lily Rodgers

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Nationals Payback New payback makes many new opportunities for all mounted shooters to earn some dough.

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Cornbread and Peaches 8 year old Kayla Lewallen excels in and out of the arena.

DEADLINE May 15th for the June/July 2010 Rundown

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Cover Photo Natalie Johnson shows winning form at Desert Classic and that Cowgirls winning high overall is no fluke.. Photo by Mark Quigley of Mr. Quigley's Photography.

32 Course Management by John Clark

42 Parson's Corner by Randy Gunn

46 Rifle Class Update by Matt Sronce

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President's Message

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Dan Plaster, CMSA President

THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT I couldn’t believe the input we received from our last survey. I for one appreciate the honesty and thought that went into the comment box. There are those who tell you everything you’re doing wrong without a hint of a solution. But as a whole, the comments were very constructive with solutions and suggestions. Identifying a problem can be the easy part--the hard part is the solution. We had over an 80% approval rating but to me that is not good enough. With this type of input from you, the members, we can and will do better. There were comments and questions about entry fees, stall cost, and paybacks. First entry fees for the main match have been $199 since 1999 until this year and then they went up $1! Now they are $200. The stall fees at each of the CMSA events have not changed since 2006, or in the last four years. The CMSA World has always been a five-day event. Payback, the money paid back out of your entry (Not added Money), stays 100% in your class and nothing is withheld for overall and reserve. CMSA increased the Class pay out to 50% instead of 40%. This gives a total of 22% more to the classes in 2010. With increases in ammo, balloon setters, supplies, and arena facilities, we have been able to offset these increases with the numbers attending the events. As you have heard me say before, “Numbers cure all sins.” CMSA will continue down the road to supply you the members with the best facilities, with the best footing, and at the lowest cost we can without losing money. The Eliminator part of the survey showed the Limited and Open concept with both running in the Starline Saturday Night Showcase,

two stages, with one set price for limited and for open was your choice. Thursday Night was the pick for Cowboy Church with a lot of writeins for Sunday, even with the event ending on Saturday Night. 74% of you want to see Family Fun Nights at as many events as possible. The 3D concept with added money and going to a 4D was a hit at 78%. Overwhelmingly, members want to keep both Rifle and Cavalry. 74% of you would like to see the classics go to a Thursday move in with a Sunday ending. With our many ways of communications available we will be able to serve you, the member, better. The above is a perfect example of a menu of what you would like to see. As we have grown it is important that we offer something for everyone at all our events. Like going to a restaurant to dine, we must have our appetizers, like the Cavalry, Rifle, and the Eliminator. Our specialty being our Main Event and the only required entry. Our dessert menu would read; for those who feel lucky we offer the Double Down and for those who want to play for round money we offer the new Cimarron 3D Equalizer. We want to keep it simple, but offer you, our member’s, choices. Not requirement or obligations. Like a family restaurant, we are a family association and we must try our best to offer something for everyone. In closing the two most noted comments were; One--I wouldn’t have your job. All I can say is I love people, I love to see things grow, but most of all I love this sport. Two-It is impossible to please everyone. You are probably right, but for the association to grow we must never stop trying.

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T WA I N I S M S The American humorist and writer, Mark Twain had a sharp wit. He was often acerbating, sometimes funny and often irreverent, but his observations captured the nature of man’s character and that of his world, yet they ring as true today as they did when he first penned them well over one hundred years ago. Here are a few to enjoy and ponder. Happy is he who forgets (ignores?) what cannot be changed. We all do no end of feeling, and we mistake it for thinking. Indecency, vulgarity, obscenity--these are strictly confined to man; he invented them. Among the higher animals there is no trace of them. One can be a hero to other folk, and in a sort of vague way understand it, or at least believe it, but that a person can really be a hero to a near and familiar friend is a thing which no hero has ever yet been able to realize, I am sure. Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. To be human is to have one's little modicum of romance secreted away in one's composition. One never ceases to make a hero of one's self in private. Adam was not alone in the Garden of Eden, however, and does not deserve all the credit; much is due to Eve, the first woman, and Satan, the first consultant. Heroine: girl in a book who is saved from drowning by a hero and marries him next week, but if it was to be over again ten years later it is likely she would rather have a life-belt and he would rather have her have it. Hero: person in a book who does things which he can't and girl marries him for it. If all men were rich, all men would be poor. 888-960-0003 | April/May 2010

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By Phil Spangenberger

S-S-S-SHOOTOUT IN S-S-S-SUNNY F-F-F-FLORIDA —THE CMSA SCULLY-WAH MAKER ATLANTIC COAST CLASSIC!

The weather may have been cold for the deep south, but the competition was as hot as ever—and the Double Down cash was flowing! Despite the cold snap that covered the nation in mid February, where for the first time since the early 1800s, it snowed in every state in the continental U.S. on the same day, the CMSA Scully-Wah Maker Atlantic Coast Classic—the first Double Down match-went off without a hitch. While it may have been cold for those who hailed from southern or southwestern parts—and from what I saw, even those from the northern section of the nation, the competition was hot, fast and furious with everyone not only having a wonderful time, but running for some of the most money seen at any mounted shooting match in the history of the sport! The thermometer may have been low, but spirits were high. Held at the modern multi-purpose Jacksonville Equestrian Center ( JEC), just a short drive from downtown Jacksonville and near dozens of fine restaurants, stores, banks and other amenities, this versatile facility is just the place for a championship match. Boasting of 426 permanent stalls in stables, a championship-quality indoor arena that measures 150 feet by 300 feet and seats 4,000 people, it also has 80,000 square fee of indoor concourse space, complete with concession stands. JEC also has two spacious outdoor warm up arenas and two outdoor competition arenas, all located close to their 70 full-service RV spaces. CMSA’s Scully-Wah Maker Atlantic Coast Classic, the first major CMSA mounted shoot of the 2010 season, offered 5 times points and was held Wednesday, February 10 (move in and check in day) through Sunday, February 14. With the extreme inclement weather and the weakened economy, the shoot managed to draw 89 shooters and six Wranglers to chilly Jacksonville, Florida. Final checking in took place Thursday morning, then the Atlantic Classic got under way with the colorful Cavalry Jackpot stages 1 and 2, followed by the two Rifle stages and stage 1 of the Colt Eliminator.

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GARY VICKERS TAKES HIGH OVERALL

Amanda Porter wins the Ladies Overall at the Atlantic Coast Classic

With eight troopers vying for top honors and cash in the Cavalry shoot, it was Tom Block and Tommy Richardson edging out their fellow cavalrymen in the first two stages. However, it was lady trooper Lisa Dippel who took top honors in the Saturday night Showcase, with Tom Block coming in second that evening. The symbolic cavalry saber was presented as the Best Dressed Trooper award to new recruit Shirley Visnoski, decked out in a beautiful grey silken full skirt and grey uniform jacket, for her portrayal of a Confederate 1st Virginia Cavalry sweetheart. Congratulations Shirley! With 15 competitors rifling their way through the courses, it was Jerry Jacobs and Denny Chapman (who also served as our announcer for this shoot) that took the first two jackpot stages in Taylor’s & Co.’s Rifle match. Saturday night however, saw Matt Sronce come back strong, taking the winning spot with a clean and fast run! Friday saw plenty of main match competition for all classes with the first two stages being run. After the competition Friday night, the Florida Peacemakers, who had agreed to host the Family Night festivities put on quite a “beach bash,” as they dubbed the evening’s party. Originally, a beach party was planned to be held on the grounds of the JEC, but with the thermometer dipping down into the low 30s after the sun went down, it was decided to host this “beach” party inside (even though inside simply meant out of the breeze and rain)—in front of the concession stand in the JEC’s concourse. Rather than me go on, I’ll let Jim Cook tell you all about it in his article “A Really Cool Beach Bash,” but I can tell you it was definitely different, but fun! Stages Three and Four were run on Saturday, with Saturday having our Starline Saturday Night Showcase topping off the evening. As always the Colt Eliminator is the highlight of the Saturday night’s top ten competitions and this Atlantic Classic was no different. The Men’s Division saw Rock Clark, with a score of 11.842 seconds edge out Jimmie Allen, who had a 12.436second run, beating him by just .594 second! The Women rode just about as fast and close with Jessie Kuka taking first place from Theresa Cox with a 12.152-second run, while Theresa came in just .714-second behind her with a

Gary Vickers wins the High Overall at the Atlantic Coast Classic

12.876-second score! Supplying some mighty enjoyable entertainment while different courses were being set up, Taylor’s & Co.’s Deke Rivers (any of you Elvis fans recognize where that name comes from?) wowed the crowd with his fancy gun spinning and whip cracking acts. Sunday morning saw another of Randy Gunn’s inspiring Cowboy Church services, immediately followed by Stage Five. When the smoke cleared after this final stage, Gary Vickers emerged as the Overall Cowboy with an 83.052second time. Young Cody Clark rode in hard just .991 of a second behind Gary to capture the Reserve Cowboy honors! Top cowgirl slot went to Amanda Porter who took that buckle with an 88.067, while Shifarrah Carr’s single missed balloon put her in Reserve position with a time of 89.782 seconds! Then came the Double Down Finals—running for $10,000 added money! Man, were there some eager riders coming in for this much anticipated event. For a more detailed description of this match and the amount of money paid out by the CMSA, see Jim Rodgers coverage of the Double Down in this issue. Suffice it to say that the first CMSA Double Down shootout was a huge success and broke new ground for the CMSA with more money paid out at this match than ever before in the history of mounted shooting! When all was said and done, despite the cold, wet weather experienced during much of the shoot, with some warming sunshine peeking through the rain clouds from time to time, thankfully our competitors had a spacious indoor arena and staging area to compete and warm up in. However, the Florida shooters and competitors from all over couldn’t have been warmer. Put the friendly competition together with the history making Double Down shoot, this CMSA Scully-Wah Maker Atlantic Classic was one unforgettable shoot!

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SCULLY-WAH MAKER ATLANTIC COAST CLASSIC

Matt Sronce wins another Rifle Championship

Lisa Dippel wins her first Cavalry Championship

Shifarrah Carr wins the Ladies Reserve title

Rock Clard wins the Men's Colt Eliminator

Jessie Kuka wins the Ladies Colt Eliminator

Cody Clark wins his first Men's Reserve title

CLASS WINNERS

DOUBLE DOWN MONEY MAKERS

Division A Sharon Martin ....................$1,420 Division AA Elizabeth Clavette...............$1,656 Lisa Dippel .........................$1,104 Division AAA Jessie Kuka ........................$1,950 Amanda Porter ...................$1,170 Kayce Amsden ......................$780

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Division A John Giannasi .....................$1,104 Trey Miller .............................$736 Division AA Mark Marley.......................$1,520 Marcus Wadley ......................$912 Brady Carr ............................$608 Division AAA Matthew Sronce .................$2,020 John Clark .........................$1,212 Thomas Porter ......................$808

L1 Nicole Angelides L2 Sharyl Anderson L3 Chelsea Kornblau L4 Elizabeth Clavette L5 Shifarrah Carr L6 Amanda Porter M1 John Giannasi M2 Bryan Patterson M3 Tony Lazo M4 Marcus Wadley M5 Cody Clark M6 Gary Vickers SL2 Linda Wharton SL3 Candy Mccrary SL4 Tammy Coffman SL5 Letitia Deckena SM1 Jerry Jacobs SM2 Bud Warrington SM3 Gregory Couch SM4 Marty Luffman SM5 Roy Cox SM6 Robert Ruwe WRL Kayla Lewallen WRO Amber Gentry


ORIGINS OF THINGS

DIXIE— A SOUTHERN SONG?

By Phil Spangenberger

Considered the national anthem of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, the birth of this rebel tune may surprise you…and we ain’t just whistlin’ Dixie! Now hold onto your rebel flags fellow southerners, because I may have a shocking revelation for you. The favorite and muchrevered song of the South, “Dixie,” was actually composed by a Yankee! That’s right, Daniel Decatur Emmett, a man who specialized in writing melodies for blackface minstrel shows in the 1850s, wrote this melody as part of a stage show that played in New York’s Mechanic’s Hall on April 4, 1859. The composition was listed in the show’s program as “Mr. Dan Emmett’s original Plantation Song and Dance Dixie’s Land.” The catchy air wasn’t actually heard in the South until it was brought to New Orleans in 1860, just a few months before the War Between the States, by an itinerant group of musicians, Bryant’s Minstrels. This group of troubadours included it as part of a musical production called Pocahontas, loosely based on the tale of the colonial-era American Indian princess and her pilgrim sweetheart, Captain John Smith. The lively ditty

was an immediate hit with southern audiences, causing the show to include it in all of its performances. Because of the tune, it wasn’t long before the term “Dixie” quickly became equated with those states located below the Mason-Dixon Line. When “Dixie” was played at Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ inauguration on February 18, 1861, in the then-Confederate capital, Montgomery, Alabama, Emmett, the song’s author and a strong Union supporter, was greatly upset when he heard that his work had been adopted by the Secessionists. Reportedly he was quoted as later saying, “If I had known to what use they were going to put my song, I’ll be damned if I’d have written it.” During the war, it was said that the tune “Dixie” was only sung by people in the South, however with General Lee’s surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, which signaled the end of much of the fighting, President Abraham Lincoln declared that the Union army had “fairly captured it.” He then urged the entire country to feel free to sing “Dixie,” and during a speech on the White House lawn in April of 1865, he instructed the military band to play the bouncy tune as he concluded his speech. So, written in the North, adopted by the South, captured as the “spoils of War,” and finally, a song for all Americans to enjoy…Dixie, old times there are not forgotten.

A REALLY COOL BEACH BASH! In spite of the dipping thermometer and steady rainfall, the Florida Peacemakers managed to warm everyone’s spirits up with an indoor beach party.

By Jim Cook

The new Florida Shooting club, the Florida Peacemakers, was approached at CMSA Worlds in Amarillo this past fall to assist with Family Night at the CMSA Scully Atlantic Coast Classic. In an effort to show originality and express the unique talent of Florida, a “Beach Bash” was concocted. The members of the Florida club took this as an opportunity to give back some of the enjoyment we have derived from the CMSA. After much debate and delegation, various assignments where entrusted to members, some of which include, music, decorations, food, cooking, and manpower. A special thank you goes to Terry and Jay Barnhill for their generous contributions. Despite being so cold and wet that the “beach” had to be moved indoors next to the concession stand, and down jackets were worn over tropical floral shirts, a Florida beach-themed meal was still provided, promptly at 7:pm, for all registered attendees. Denny Chapman, our world famous MC graced the evening and food. The “Low Country boil” included crab, shrimp, sausage, chicken, potato, and corn over rice. Preparing the evening dish was a team effort by George Clear of Gator Horse Trailers, Greg Jackson, Al Rollins and yours truly. The room was filled with beach balls that were bouncing around everywhere and off of everyone (thanks to a little help from several eager beach ball tossers)! Another fun welcome gesture was that everyone got lei’d. The leis were given as a welcoming symbol, similar to the Hawaiian tradition. As another way to express our gratitude to the CMSA, it was by unanimous decision to solicit donations for the CMSA scholarship fund. After careful accounting by the club’s treasurer, Candy McCrary, it was calculated that an amount of $500 would be presented to the CMSA scholarship fund. The enjoyment of the evening continued with excellent music, dancing, beach games, much socializing and an occasional sip of some homemade peach nectar (thanks Gary). Some of the CMSA family who attended where Jim Rodgers, Brady Carr and family, Dan Plaster, Phil Spangenberger, Mark and Katherine Marley, and Amber “Hammer” Gentry and family. There were as many as 15 states represented at the first annual Florida Peacemakers Beach Bash. We had a great time hosting this beach bash and would like to say thanks CMSA for the opportunity!

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Despite the cold, wet weather, many of the CMSA’s Atlantic Coast Classic attendees enjoyed the Family Night Beach Bash, hosted by the Florida Peacemakers. At left, Florida’s Mike Nickerson and Sandy “Hobbit” Isenhour bundled up to enjoy the party. Right: Wearing their tropical welcome leis—and their heavy coats—(l. to r.) Georgia’s Hal Robbins, Tommy Richardson of Florida, Susan Robbins from Georgia and Florida’s infamous “alligator wrestler,” Jack Burger, toughed out the cold weather to share in the comradeship. 888-960-0003 | April/May 2010

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WE’VE COME A LONG WAY BABY!

CMSA’s Susan Turner recounts the milestones along the way that led to the nation’s first publicly owned mounted shooting facility… in the birthplace of the sport! The first National Championship of Cowboy Mounted Shooting was held at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility on February 19, 1992 during the Single Action Shooting Society’s (SASS) Winter Range. This match, put on as an event by Jim Rodgers, consisted of three riders, Jim, Todd Madsen, and Jake Johnson. The following year there were 13 riders, including Denise Darr (now a member of ACMSA), who became the first woman competitor in cowboy mounted shooting. In 1994, Jim Rodgers and John “Bronc” Peel founded the CMSA, and formed a Board of Directors with Beth Shotwell, Phil Spangenberger, Don Womack, Steve Chapman and Chas Wirken. ACMSA was born in 1996 with Frank Turben as the president. The club soon grew to over 200 members. The California Desperados were organized by Joe Whitely soon after. Up until 1998, all the CMSA National Championships were held during Winter Range at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility.

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Flags fly proudly at the entrance to the Ben Avery Cowboy Mounted Shooting Center. This, the first facility dedicated solely to the sport of cowboy mounted shooting, was made possible by lots of hard work from the Ben Avery Development Committee and donations from various private sources, including the CMSA and their WPQ shoot program, where money paid to CMSA was in turn donated to the Ben Avery fund.

Today in 2010, 18 years later, history is still being made at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility which consists of over 1,650 acres in northern Phoenix, AZ at the intersection of I-17 and the Carefree Highway. The first publicly owned mounted shooting facility in the United States, located on 15 acres at Ben Avery, has held numerous shoots and practices. Many lessons have been given here throughout the year, increasing the growth of our sport. For the past two years cowboy mounted shooters from around the country have participated in fund raising projects which include the buy a brick program, private donations, auctions, garage sales, t-shirt sales, bumper stickers, etc. Over $65,000 has been raised to date. The first arena is 150 feet x 300 feet, with a brick star American flag plaza, a distinctive entry sign, and has a big tractor and an arena groomer. These are the fruits of a lot of hard work. Volunteers from Arizona and visiting winter shooters from across the country rolled up their sleeves in 2009 and set posts, welded pipe, picked and stacked rocks, and laid bricks. The camaraderie between the workers on this project was, and is a bonus, for it has brought us all closer together. The following clubs supported the development of this facility through CMSA’s Ben Avery Program by designating a double point WPQ shoot to Ben Avery in 2009: 1st Virginia CMSA, Sin City Mounted Shooters, Arizona Cowboy Mounted Shooters, Old Pueblo Peacemakers, Wisconsin Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association, Carolina Outlaws, Cowboy Capitol Mounted Shooters, Minnesota Mounted Shooters Association, Columbia Basin Mounted Shooters, Montana Mounted Shooting Association, Montana Wild Bunch, Snake River Rangers, Tennessee Cowboy Mounted Shooters Association, Missouri Mounted Shooters, Kitsap County WA Sheriff’s Posse CMSA, and the Idaho Regulators. Through CMSA’s Ben Avery Program, CMSA donated $6,350 to the Arizona Game and Fish Dept. for the Mounted Shooting Center. A big thank you is in order for all the support. With phase one behind us the next step is in motion, and you will all be pleased to know that the Army Corp. of Engineers will have the pads for the second arena, the practice arena, and the two 120-stall barns completed by May 24, 2010. The Arizona Game and Fish are bringing the water, sewer, and electrical to the center and will build the four camp host RV sites by the end of the year. Our Ben Avery Mounted Shooting Development committee is working hard to raise the funds to build the first 120-stall covered barn in 2010.

Royce Anderson, a multi-time world champion mounted shooter, has graciously stepped up and donated the funds that will help to put the cover on the first arena. Royce’s love of the sport and his generosity has given the next phase of our Mounted Shooting Center a big boost. The west arena at Ben Avery will be named the Royce W. Anderson Family Arena. March 27, 28 is the 2nd Annual ACMSA Expo Shoot that is held in conjunction with the Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo. At the inaugural shoot in 2009 there were over 100 shooters with about 35,000 attendees at the twoday event. We are looking forward to even more visitors in 2010. Because the facility receives no funding from the State General Fund, improvements will be financed by donations, volunteer work, and facility fees. For added information on how you may help, please go to the Ben Avery Development Committee website www.bamsd.com or personally call Susan Turner (480) 575-7307 or Bob Morris (480) 5639015. We’ve come a long way baby!

Neither rain nor sleet could dampen the spirits of these slickerwearing shooters at the 1993 shoot at Winter Range on the Ben Avery grounds. This early photo reveals the primitive posts used to hold the targets and shows shooter Logan Clark riding the course as Jim Rodgers (right background) looks on. Photo courtesy “Beyond the Wild Bunch” by Dillon Precision Products, Inc.

In the early days at Ben Avery, CMSA’s mounted shooting matches were held in the open country, with just a single fence to keep the audience off of the course of fire. Here, World Champion Royce Anderson rides the rifle course around and through the creosote bushes at a 2003 competition. Royce recently made a generous donation to complete the cover for the Ben Avery arena.

Ben Avery Development Committee Fundraising Chairperson Susan Turner enjoys the fruits of her and her committee’s labor at a recent competition at the Ben Avery Cowboy Mounted Shooting Center. 888-960-0003 | April/May 2010

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PEACEMAKERS FIRING! By Club President June Underwood

With the shouting of this shooting call, Arizona’s Old Pueblo Peacemakers are getting new mounted shooters into the game safely, while having lots of fun.

Diana Olson, (in center on ground) a two-time CMSA World Championship Class Winner, popular trainer and range master, generously donated her time and knowledge to give hints to our riders who ran many stages in the large arena during the The Old Pueblo Peacemakers’ training and fun day.

Tucson's own Old Pueblo Peacemakers affiliate CMSA Club, recently presented cowboy mounted shooting at its best! The shooting experience here is always loads of fun. Tucson has the best winter weather and Sunday, January 17, 2010 was certainly no exception. Riders came from all over Arizona to participate in the Old Pueblo Peacemakers new shooter clinic. Local seasoned shooters, Wayne Holleman, Fred Ferro and Charles Boone were on hand to answer all the questions on gun handling and safety. The crowd of new riders was surprised when shots were fired at white paper targets from different distances, and they saw the effects of the black powder loads. All the new riders spent several hours under the careful instruction of Steve and Carole Dodson, who emphasized the importance of safety in the sport. Steve and Carole have each won many regional and state titles, including the Eastern United States Championship. This team of husband and wife are often in the top ten at CMSA competitions. Steadily, their students all progressed and were shooting half loads and full loads at the end of the class off of calm horses. It was great to see new shooting horses performing with so much confidence. The students also learned our new call prior to shooting, "Peacemaker Firing!" One student in particular, surpassed our expectations when he joined the current shooters in the main arena of our host facility, The Marana Western Heritage Arena, for several practice stages. Diana Olson, a two-time CMSA World Championship Class Winner, popular trainer and range master, traveled all the way from her home in St. David, Arizona to generously donate her time and knowledge to give hints to our riders who ran many stages in the large arena. Diana did a terrific job assisting the more advanced riders. She was as amazed, as all of us were when our "super student," Steven True, did three stages in a row, hitting all 30 balloons at a canter! Steven attends Cornell University, so we

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hope to see him shooting again on his next break from school. Watch out Men’s Level 1! We all had a lunch of chili cheese dogs which Dan Kretschmer, a competitive Men's Level 2 shooter, donated to the club to feed everyone, plus our staff and balloon setters for our Arizona Rangers Benefit on Valentine weekend. After Lunch, Daria Sparling, former Miss Arizona and CMSA World Championship Class Winner, treated all the shooters to a class of horsemanship and refined barrel turning. Daria taught her group of students how to make barrel turns faster and smoother. Daria and Ron are busy in Mamouth, Arizona with their Rescue Ranch . Thanks go out to all the Old Pueblo Peacemakers who contributed to the success of this clinic with special gratitude to our guest instructors, and a personal thanks to Deanna Severance and Carole Dodson, without their hard work we could not have made it happen. Our new shooters were so excited about the sport, we decided to put on a series of three clinics followed by a new shooter competition. This will prepare them to start shooting at the upcoming Old Pueblo Peacemakers events, as well as the other Southern Arizona club shoots. We hope our new shooters become active members of The Old Pueblo Peacemakers and expand out to many other states as well. You will know where they started shooting when you hear them say...."Peacemaker Firing!" This up and coming club in Tucson, AZ has a lot of new shooter interest and participation. By the way, while you are in the "Old Pueblo" area of Tucson, you should visit The Sonoran Desert Museum, Old Tucson Studios, which is especially fun for kids, and the Saguaro National Monument. The White Stallion Guest Ranch is close by and the Old West town of Tombstone is a short drive from Tucson. Don't miss out on the Tucson, Benson, and Sonoita shoots! You will truly enjoy the hospitality and scenic venues. These are destination shoots that you must put on your 2010 and 2011 calendar!


Chairman's Opinion

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Jim Rodgers, CMSA Chairman

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Over the past 18 years Cowboy Mounted Shooting and CMSA has undergone many changes and adaptations and has evolved into the present-day association. CMSA has had over 30 different members on the Board of Directors. Each of whom contributed in their own way to the evolution of our sport. In the beginning CMSA was run more like a club. That didn’t work. There were too many unpaid man hours required, many financial risks including, but not limited to, the expense of maintaining a national membership, printing a news magazine and producing major championships events. This made it almost impossible to grow. In 2003 the CMSA Board of Directors voted to take a new path and run the Association like a true business. By taking these steps the sport really began to take off. Now Cowboy Mounted Shooting is an internationally recognized sport with a governing association that puts the well being of its members and the betterment of the sport ahead of all other considerations.

The members are our customers, and if we can keep most of them happy most of the time, CMSA will succeed and Cowboy Mounted Shooting will prosper and grow. What is good for CMSA is good for Cowboy Mounted Shooting and vice versa. The Board of Directors has worked diligently over the years to improve and expand the sport. We’ve tried different things, made more right decisions than wrong ones. However, we sometimes learned more from poor decisions, reversed course and turned them into learning experiences and moved forward again. We worked on a trial-and-error basis, saved the good things and discarded the bad. Most importantly, we learned and as mounted shooting matured, we developed a conservative management philosophy and maintained a sound financial foundation for the benefit of the sport at the expense of corporate profits. Moving forward CMSA has put into motion several new programs

at our major championships that will greatly enhance the enjoyment of our events and increase the prize money payouts without increasing the main match entry fees. This is evident by the $10,000 minimum added money guarantee at each of our major championships in 2010. We have been successful so far in maintaining the same Main Match entry fee since 1999 while everything else in the country has gone up in price. All of the new event programs like the Double Down will be optional, same as the Cavalry, Rifle and the Eliminator. You can enter if you choose to and if you choose not to, you can still enter the Main Match at the 1999 price. This year at The Jeffers CMSA National Championship in Tunica, Mississippi we are introducing the Cimarron Firearms Equalizer. It is a special 3D Stage Jackpot program with substantial added money. We have long needed “Go-Round Money” with large pay backs for each stage. It is going to provide another “Win-Win” situation for CMSA Competitors who want to play the game. Be assured that CMSA is a dedicated advocate of Cowboy Mounted Shooting and will continue on a steadfast course of conservative management that will insure the health and advancement of our great sport. We will work tirelessly to bring you more enjoyment, benefits and prize money.

THE PINTO HORSE ASSOCIATION OFFERS AWARDS TO CMSA COMPETITORS It takes a very little spot to qualify a horse to be a registered Pinto, but it takes even less effort to earn awards with the Pinto Horse Association of America in mounted shooting competitions. With only four square inches of white in the qualifying zone, you can register your horse with the PtHA. With a paid membership to the association and a completed enrollment form to the Open Competition Activities Program (OCAP), you can compete in any approved mounted shooting competition and earn points that lead to awards like the Certificate of Merit. The points are also recorded on the horse’s permanent show record. This not only adds value to your horse, but also ads recognition and credibility to your accomplishments!

ANDY REESE BECOMES CMSA’S AQHA LIAISON CMSA is happy to announce that Mr. Andy Reese, Honorary Vice President with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), will become CMSA’s Official Liaison to the AQHA. Andy and his daughter, Amanda, have been active members of the CMSA since 2006 and members of the Lone Star Regulators. Andy calls Weatherford, TX his home. Amanda is not active at this time, awaiting the birth of twins, and making Andy a proud grandfather. Thanks Andy for all your help in the past and we’re certainly looking forward to working with you in the future.

For more information on the OCAP program or the Pinto Horse Association, please visit www.pinto.org, e-mail shows@pinto.org or call (405) 491-0111.

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APACHE GOLD CMSA DESERT CLASSIC

By Jim Rodgers

Natalie Johnson wins Overall and Champion Cowgirl title and Dan Byrd takes Champion Cowboy honors! The Apache Gold CMSA Desert Classic in Globe, Arizona was highlighted by the new Double Down format, where all contestants had the option to compete on a professional basis within there own skill level. There was $10,000 added money plus another $6,160 in CMSA payback totaling $16,160 cash in the Double Down alone. Add the Main Match; with the new 50% payback, plus the Eliminator, the Cavalry and the Rifle classes and you come up with one of the richest Classic Championships ever for contestants from 14 different states. The event kicked off on Wednesday with the two-stage cavalry Jackpot, which was won by Californian Jerry Bestpitch. Next on the schedule came the Rifle Class competition, which included the new Revolving Carbine Class, the Limited was won by Jim Best of Grayslake, IL while Bob Ostrenga, from El Paso, TX took top honors in the Open Carbine Class. The Lever Action Rifle Jackpot saw Texas-based Doug Rogers winning the Limited while Arizona’s Dan Byrd took the top money in the Open. Next came the first two rounds of the Eliminator which funneled down to the Top Ten Cowboy and Cowgirl qualifiers for the Starline Saturday Night Showcase. Wednesday night was special with Wes Walton delivering his sermon while attired in the authentic outfit of a Cheyenne Dog soldier. As you might expect no-one fell asleep in church for fear of being scalped. Thursday and Friday both opened to the roar of blazing sixguns and pounding hoof beats as the 106 contestants ran against the clock in the first four stages of the Main Match in their quest for the class and overall titles. Friday was a real treat with a pot luck dinner. CMSA furnished the Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and soft drinks while several contestants brought a delicious assortment of side dishes, salads and desserts. The entire competing contingent had a great time. A hearty thanks must be given to Scott Crawford and Kevin Boterman for their hard

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work in organizing the entire affair. It should also be mentioned that Scott and Kevin drafted El Paso Bob for his culinary skills with the barbeque grill. Saturday saw the finals in all categories. The Main Match competition concluded after the fifth stage. Followed by the very exciting Double Down sixth stage where the top qualifying pro contestants competed for the “Big Bucks” (see the article on the Double Down in this issue for more details and results). The Starline Saturday Nigh Showcase saw your reporter taking the Cavalry Final and Jerry Bespitch winning the Rifle Class.The spectator crowd went away almost in unbelief as Eliminator finalists thrilled them with their flashing speed, superb horsemanship and precise shooting skills. Diane HolmesPurcelli of Darby, Montana scored the fastest time in the Eliminator, while taking top spot for the cowgirls and Minnesota Colt Cowgirl Andra Olsen was runner-up. Former World Champion Royce Anderson bested Tennessean Gary Vickers by a mere five one hundredths of a second to take the Men’s Eliminator. The awards ceremony was held in the nearly completed arena dining room, immediately following the completion of the Starline Saturday Night Showcase. Checks for thousands of dollars in prize money and class winner trophy buckles were handed out to the deserving winners. Dave Crandall of Middleton, Idaho won the Reserve Champion Cowboy Buckle and Dan Byrd handily earned the Desert Classic Champion Cowboy Title. Darby, Montana Cowgirl Tammy Townsend had a strong finish to win the Reserve Champion Cowgirl. Arizona’s own 19-year-old Natalie Johnson won the Overall and Champion Cowgirl Title with a 1.43 second lead over the second overall finisher. An overall in a major CMSA Championship adds a lot of prestige to this cowgirl’s already illustrious mounted shooting credentials, congratulations Natalie!


NATALIE JOHNSON TAKES HIGH OVERALL

Dan Byrd wins Men's Overall at the Apache Gold Classic

DOUBLE DOWN MONEY MAKERS Division A Megan Thompson ............$1,560

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Division AAA Natalie Johnson ...............$2,172 Jessie Kuka .....................$1,448

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APACHE GOLD CMSA DESERT CLASSIC

Jerry Bestpitch wins the Rifle Championship

Jim Rodgers wins another Cavalry Championship

Dave Crandall wins his first major title by taking Men's Reserve

Royce Anderson wins Men's Colt Eliminator

Diane Purcelli wins Ladies Colt Eliminator

Tammy Townsend wins Ladies Reserve two years in a row

CLASS WINNERS

1st Ever CMSA Golf Scramble featuring a “Hole in One” competition for a 2010 Dodge 4x4 crew cab. Unfortunately, no member hit the hole in one, but all had a great time. The winning team, pictured here is Ernie Purcelli and Tommy Kuka, who captured the title with a 4 over 41. Dan Plaster and Diane Purcelli took the Runner-Up title with a 6 over 43. All who participated had but one question, “when is CMSA going to do this again?”.

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Overall and Reserve winners from the Desert Classic pictured receiving their overall buckle.

L1 Amy Horner L2 Megan Thompson L3 Christina Winnett L4 Kathy Hollmann L5 Natalie Johnson L6 Tammy Townsend M1 Nick Kay M2 Tommy Kuka M3 Scott Long M4 Dave Crandall M5 Steve Dodson M6 Dan Byrd SL1 Kathryn Hoffsetz SL2 Judy Moore SL3 Hallie Mcfadden SL4 Diana Olson SL5 Lynne Merrick SM1 Don Miner SM2 James Best SM3 Barry Nadell SM4 Bob Giacolone SM5 Jerry Bestpitch SM6 Jim Rodgers WRO Samantha Ostrovsky


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Brady Carr, Executive Vice President

Problems + Communication = Solutions! There’s an old saying that goes something like this, “you’re either part of the problem or part of the solution”. My columns always seem to speak about growth, numbers, and the hard work of the local event producers, but this edition I’m going to share a pet peeve of mine. Complaining without offering a solution! To me it’s like whining about your political leadership without voting! It just makes no sense. It accomplishes nothing and only creates more problems. To make a positive difference in

any endeavor of your life, whether it is with your family, friends, vocation or avocation, you must make your differences known, or the person or organization you differ with will never know it! They sure can’t change if they don’t know there’s a problem, communication being the key to finding a workable solution. Take the CMSA Rules for example. If a member has an opinion about a rule or its interpretation that differs from the current rulebook or enforcement thereof, he or she may sit in a lawn chair and stew to

everyone around them who will listen. That’s one option. BUT it won’t affect a change in the rule or the policy. Going online to either the NAB page or Rules page you’ll find a link labeled “suggest a rule”. There you have the opportunity to address what the current rule is, how you think it should read and why. If you take a few moments and fill it out your opinion WILL BE heard by the National Advisory Board and the CMSA Board of Directors and be considered. It’s that simple. Now you have a problem + suggested solution and we are on the path to a better run organization.

Policy issues are the same. On the CMSA website’s contact page there is an e-mail link to send messages to the office. If you feel strongly about a current policy/ issue, please share that concern, along with your suggestion of how to improve the policy/issue at hand. It WILL BE listened to, that I guarantee. Most improvements in the CMSA and any organization have come from the sharing of ideas, so please share your concerns, but always remember to have a solution to propose. Ride Hard & Shoot Straight

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SHOOTING HORSE CAVALRY Western

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the weapon. CMSA has implemented a change in the semi-annual NAB meetings, inviting both the Cavalry and Rifle chairpersons to attend. If anyone has any suggestions, comments, rule changes or any other requests, please forward them to me or any member of the Cavalry Committee. The next NAB meeting will be held prior to Nationals in Tunica, MS. On a personal note, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Cavalry Class for the privilege of serving as your chairman. I have had the pleasure to make many new friends, have enjoyed the challenge of competition with you and look forward to continuing my role as Cavalry Committee Chairman in the future. By your leave.

As Mark Twain said, “the rumor of my demise was premature.” It appears that there was a case of miscommunication between me and the CMSA Executive Staff regarding my position as Chairman of the Cavalry. I’m still here and excited about shooting 2010. 2010 CMSA Cavalry started with a bang at the Atlantic Coast Classic with a first-ever overall win by a lady trooper. Trooper Lisa Dipple took overall honors in Jacksonville, FL, showing the guys how to shoot clean and smooth. Congratulations Lisa, you and Anna have come a long way, we’re proud to compete with you. Texas’ own Shirley Visnoski joined the Cavalry ranks this year with a beautiful outfit, taking Best Dressed Trooper and winning the coveted cavalry saber, the symbolic arm of the horse cavalry. These wins call for another round of congratulations to our lady troopers! Our newest cavalry recruit, Shirley Visnoski, took the Best There were no major Dressed Trooper award with her beautiful 1st Virginia changes to the Cavalry Cavalry “sweetheart’s” uniform, circa 1861. This photo was Class rules this year, only a snapped shortly after her win, standing at her stall with clarification regarding the Ghost Dancer, her Spanish Barb, and proudly showing flap holsters, stating that off her outfit and her prize cavalry saber. Congratulations they must naturally fall over Shirley!

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USSS BERDAN’S SHARPSHOOTERS This sharpshooting trooper nicknamed “Blue,” often rides the Cavalry Class in green! Due to the strict requirements of enlistment in the Sharpshooters, eventually known as the United States Sharp Shooters (USSS) when they were created by Col. Hiram Berdan in 1861, he found it necessary to assemble each regiment with companies from different states. The Sharpshooters’ two regiments--the 1st and 2nd-consisted of four companies raised in New York, another four from Michigan, three each from New Hampshire and Vermont, and one each from Wisconsin, Main, Pennsylvania and Minnesota. Rather than to be used on the line as massed companies of infantry, their mode of fighting was as skirmishers and long-range sharpshooters. They were taught to never expose themselves recklessly, to take all possible cover, and to waste no ammunition. Initially, recruits were told to bring their own target rifles if they wished, however each applicant had to pass a stringent shooting test; no men were to be enlisted who could not put ten bullets in succession within a 10-inch circle at 200 yards at rest, and at 100 yards offhand. Colonel Berdan was not only the organizer of the Sharpshooters, he also financed some of the equipment from his own pocket. By trade he was a mechanical engineer and an inventor, and was also considered one of the top rifle shots in the country prior

to the Civil War. It was quickly realized that not only were the civilian target rifles to heavy, cumbersome and fragile for field use, but due to the wide variety of calibers and bullet shapes and sizes, resupply would have been a nightmare. After actually being largely unarmed, then equipped with a variety of weaponry, the Sharpshooters were eventually issued standardized weapons. By late March, 1862 several companies were issued with Colt’s Model 1855 revolving breechloading rifle in .56 caliber and by May the unit began receiving the .52 caliber New Model 1859 Sharps rifle, which eventually became the USSS’ standard arm. The Sharps rifle was among the faster loading arms of the day, afforded the best accuracy at longer ranges and being a breechloader that used a prefabricated linen cartridge, the Sharps allowed the riflemen to do their deadly work from a more concealed position. The Sharps rifleman could fire 10 rounds in the time that an ordinary soldier would load and discharge three rounds from a muzzleloader. A significant battlefield advantage. The uniforms were designed to aid the Sharpshooters in fighting from cover and were among the first attempts at camouflaging the U. S. fighting man. They were of fine woolen material, consisting

Corporal John Bunch, better known as “Blue,” portrays a mounted courier of Co. D, 2nd U.S. Sharp Shooters of the Civil War. This elite unit’s distinctive green uniform was one of the first attempts in the U.S. military at concealment of the fighting man. Here, Blue and his horse Elway, charge through a CMSA Cavalry course. Mr. Quigley photo

Left: The unidentified U.S. Sharpshooter in this circa 1862 photograph wears the prescribed green uniform, complete with forage cap and black ostrich feather adornment. He is armed with the M-1855 Colt revolving rifle, which was issued to the Sharpshooters for a brief period, before getting their famed Sharps rifles. Right: Here’s our own John Bunch in the USSS uniform he had duplicated. Blue has won three cavalry sabers as CMSA’s “Best Dressed Trooper” and thoroughly enjoys the Cavalry Class. “Taps,” the story of how the military’s of a dark green coat and cap with “day is done melody” which was composed green trousers. When fully uniformed, during the Civil War. the Sharpshooters made a handsome Blue spent 22 years in the Air Force and appearance and stood out from the was an instructor bombardier on a B-52. regular blue of the rest of the army. As He earned his PhD in education from skirmishers and long-range marksman, Gonzaga University in 2001. He currently the Sharpshooters would hide in cover and teaches on-line and in class for ITT-Tech pick off the officers and artillerymen of the in Spokane Valley. Blue has written several Confederate army, making them the most articles for the Rundown, including “A despised regiments--in both armies! dumb Cowboy riding a deaf Horse” and To maintain communication with his “Mounted Shotgun Shooting.” John has scattered companies, Colonel Berdan won three CMSA cavalry sabers in the employed a series of bugle calls, but the best-dressed category and is Idaho State most effective method was to employ Rifle Champion and side-match shotgun regimental runners mounted on horseback. champion. He was also the first CMSA It is one of these runners who John “Blue” Northwest Regional Champion. Blue Bunch portrays while riding his black feels that riding the cavalry event gives horse Elway. The USSS participated in you some idea how an engagement must 65 actions including South Mountain, have been like in the Civil War. There is Antietam, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg so much going on in this event it takes and earned a hard-won reputation as one skill and concentration—in a hurry--to of the elite fighting units in American get everything accomplished. The Cavalry history. event puts everything together for him, John “Blue” Bunch’s portrayal of a Civil War reenacting, historical dress and mounted corporal of Co. D, 2nd United CMSA speed and accuracy. States Sharp Shooters, serving as a runner, fits right in with the other things that he likes to do for fun. He is also a member of the Frontier Regulars, Army of the 1880s. As a member of the “Regulars,” the club visits local schools in the Spokane, Washington area and teaches children the living history of Ft. Spokane. Annually, the Regulars instruct the Ft. Spokane Rangers on military drill and historically correct This illustration from the August 2, 1862 issue of Harper’s firing of the Fort’s mountain Weekly shows Berdan Sharpshooter Truman Head, better howitzer cannon. “Blue” is known as “California Joe,” a former California gold miner also involved with Civil War and one of the best known and respected men of Berdan’s reenactment and regularly illustrious unit. In September of 1861, Truman purchased fights the battle of Spokane his own Sharps rifle and was undoubtedly the envy of Falls that is held every spring. his comrades. The USSS were eventually all armed with He has one movie credit, similar Sharps rifles.

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reviews of recent national and certain local shoots, and who the “shakers and movers” in our sport are. Phil Spangenberger, Editor & Director It is in The Rundown that you’ll get the latest news on rule changes, new policies, and other topics that should benefit you the member. However, that being said, we want to make it a news magazine that you will get enjoyment from, through reading related topics about the people, The Rundown is your news magazine. It is produced places and things that make up the world of CMSA solely for and about you, your CMSA family of and cowboy mounted shooting. We cover the friends, and the sport you love to play. The news people who also enjoy cowboy mounted shooting contained in each issue relates directly to the and endeavor to introduce them to you. and while CMSA, its members and friends, and sometimes you may know them as fellow competitors, The it is about those who would take away our rights to Rundown offers a glimpse into their lives outside enjoy cowboy mounted shooting. While there are of the arena—regardless of whether they are a other articles in it that may not be about the CMSA, champion or not—we cover them because they are they have been published for your entertainment, our family and we feel they are interesting. With or to further your knowledge and understanding of that in mind, let me remind you that if you have what cowboy mounted shooting is about and what an idea for an article or a brief report on a unique traditions it stands for. shoot or other related event, let us know. We want We have endeavored to make it not only a vehicle to hear from you! Let The Rundown share your for disseminating news and other information story with your fellow members. about cowboy mounted shooting and the CMSA The Rundown also includes articles on things such in particular, such as who the current leaders in as firearms—old and new, saddles—vintage and competition are, what various clubs are doing,

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modern clothing--historical and today’s cowboy fashionable, and much more that pertains to the tack and personal equipment you use, how you play the game and hopefully, how you can improve your own game. For those with a historical bent, we endeavor to include a bit of history about the CMSA, its colorful people and the guns and gear that make up our sport, so interested members will have a better understanding of where our sport comes from. This issue is a good example of what I’ve been saying. Don’t miss Brady Carr’s explanation on how the National Championship in Tunica, Mississippi will be paid out, and Jim Rodgers’ report on how successful and truly revolutionary the Double Down has been in just two major shoots! Read about our recent Classic shoots, both in Jacksonville, Florida and Globe, Arizona. Take a look-see at Susan Turner’s report on the background and development of the Ben Avery Cowboy Mounted Shooting Range in Phoenix, Arizona—the first public facility devoted exclusively to cowboy mounted shooting. Check out our interview with one of the CMSA’s top volunteers, Jerry Moore and find out more about the history and current status of one of the CMSA’s favorite revolvers, the famed Bisley Colt and its replicas and variations. As with every issue, there’s much more, but I hope I’ve given you food for thought, whet your appetite for CMSA happenings and maybe given you a reminder of why you should read The Rundown. Remember it’s your news magazine!

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Our new board members have been doing a great job. Both of our Colorado clubs have been able to host a couple points for practice shoots. These shoots have been a fun way to help raise money for the big shoots that will be held this summer. It has also been a great way to get our new and young horses out, and get some new faces to join the fun as well. Our New Year’s Shoot hosted by Colorado Mounted Thunder was held in Avondale, CO, our Overall Champion and top cowgirl was yours truly, Reserve Overall and top cowboy was Paul Chapman. Our first move-up dance of 2010 was performed by Kevin Perry and our Reserve lady was Nichole White. A points for practice shoot, held in February in Byers and hosted by the Colorado Regulators ran smoothly. Overall Cowboy was Bill Beamon, Reserve was Paul Chapman, Overall Cowgirl, De Chapman and Reserve Cowgirl, Margie Dones. Colorado Mounted Thunder hosted the Hearts and Arrows shoot in Falcon, CO at the end of February. Overall Cowboy was Paul Chapman, Reserve, Pat Gurule, Overall Cowgirl, JoLynn Perry and Reserve, De Chapman. Our nicest shoot in terms of weather was hosted on a beautiful sunny Colorado day on the 6th of March. Colorado Regulators hosted this practice in Greeley. Overall Cowboy was Paul Chapman and Overall Cowgirl was yours truly. We have a couple of big shoots to look forward to. Mark your calendars! Colorado will be hosting our State and Regional Shoot over Memorial Day weekend. State will be a six-stage 3X the points and it will be on Friday and Saturday, May 28, 29. Regionals will be a six-stage shoot with 4X the points, Sunday and Monday May 30, 31. It will be held at a beautiful facility in Penrose, Colorado. The shoot will be held in the indoor arena and there is also an outdoor arena. There is a great restaurant and bar

overlooking the arena. Further, they offer concessions, stalls, and most importantly great footing. There will be great prizes and lots of added money. Last year we paid out over $24,000 in prizes. The other big shoot to put in your calendars is the 9th annual Byers Rendezvous April 30th to May 2nd. This year we will be starting off the shoot with a fun event; a cattle sort, barrel race and shoot jackpot. It will be a fun weekend with lots of shooting, trading and a fun banquet. We look forward to welcoming new faces in Colorado’s 2010 shooting season. Check out our area clubs online: Colorado Mounted Thunder www.mountedthunder.com, Colorado Regulators www. coloradoregulators.com.

By Earlene M. Sennett Double L Bar Shooters held their March Madness shoots on March 6th and 7th. Saturday’s overall champion was the Carolina Outlaws’ Terry Allen; reserve was David Lohrey, who is president of Double L Bar Shooters. Sunday’s overall winner was David Lohrey; Terry Allen was the reserve winner. Congratulations to 16-yearold Jennifer Kreger, from Double L Bar Shooters, with her move up to a Ladies Level 2! 1st Virginia CMSA will be hosting the Mid Atlantic Regional shoot on May 22nd and 23rd. The Regional will be held at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. The accommodations are wonderful; indoor arena, large stalls and plenty of RV parking. If there is enough interest, the club will have a new rider’s clinic. Please contact club president Charlie Otto at (540) 833-5205 for more information. Along with shooting, some horses also excel at other endeavors. For example, on March 6th Linda Jones competed in her first ranch sorting event. She rode Glenda Wilson’s horse Duallin Bingo Lena, who is an 11-year-old gelding. Linda won fifth on the first day and earned her first cutting check on the second day by placing second. Ken, Heather, Jessica and Jennifer Kreger, of Double L Bar Shooters, also know a thing or two about being versatile. Two of their shooting horses, Scooter and Hotrod, also team pen. The Kreger family also belongs to The

Congratulations to 16-year-old Jennifer Kreger, from Double L Bar Shooters, seen here on her Appaloosa, Snickers. Jennifer moved up to a Ladies Level 2 at the club’s March Madness two-day shoot on March 6 and 7!

Franklin County Trailblazers Saddle Club. This club is about 30 members strong and holds a biannual organized trail ride, on their farm, to benefit local charities and needy families. With a total of about 800 riders, this 15year-old tradition of riding Memorial weekend and the first weekend in October is a huge success. The club has a catered dinner and DJ for a barnyard dance to add to the festivities. There are also horses that do “tricks” with their riders. 1st State Shooters treasurer, Cindy Lowe and her horse Colby work together as Cindy stands on Colby’s back. While trail riding at Idylwild State park in Federalsburg, Maryland, Cindy and Colby put on a show for some of the 1st State Shooters.

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WESTERN SOUTH CENTRAL By Debbie Ciferni Texas Smokin’ Guns is hosting the Texas State Championship Shoot on April 9, 10, 11, located in Decatur, Texas at the NRS Training Facility. There is a 40% class payback; $1,000 added money; Wrangler prizes; and door prizes. Champion Cowboy and Cowgirl will receive $150 cash and reserve winners $50 each. Winners may apply earnings towards a buckle. Also, the club is hosting a “Saddle Series.” Two saddles (one for men and one for women) will be given away in a drawing of class winners. www.texassmokinguns.com The Blazin Cajun Mounted Shooters is hosting the Louisiana State Shoot on May 22, 23 in Deridder, LA. at the Beauregard Parish Civic Center (covered) Arena. The facility has RV hookups and stalls. This is a six-stage circuit payback match. President, Charlie Haddad says it will be the biggest LA State match the club has had, with shooters coming from several different states. The club is putting on a free Cajun cookout Saturday night and Charlie says, “We want everyone leaving LA licking their lips, saying “hum-mm” and knowing they had a Bon Ton.” www. blazincajunmountedshooters.com . Slap Out Outlaws and Texas Smokin’ Guns Shootout is in the works for April 24, 25 in Hubbard, Texas. There will be a 40% class payback and Saturday night, a dinner hosted by the two clubs. See TSG website for details.

The Lone Star Regulators’ match at Lone Oak Ranch and Retreat in Gainesville, TX had a good turnout of 43 riders and 2 Wranglers. LSR would like to thank their sponsors, Brian and Gordon at the Lone Oak Ranch and to all the shooters who drove from near and far to make this match a success. Make sure and check out LSR’s website for details on their annual Fort Days Shoots, May 8, 9 in the famous Ft. Worth Stockyards outdoor arena. www.lonestarregulators. com Texas Mounted Shooters is planning a fun shoot down in Manor, Texas on May 1st. Owens Shootout and Fishing match is a four-stage match and afterwards, everyone will fish for their dinner! For more details, see “events” on the CMSA website. The Arabian Horse Association recognized Becky Burkheart, of the Texas Smokin’ Guns, as their Open Events Incentive Program (OEIP) National Mounted Shooting Champion for 2009. She rode two different mares during that year. While Elbereth TOS (Beri) was her main horse, she also rode a young mare, Mireyenion Tos (Miree) on her first couple of outings. Miree is primarily a driving horse, but loves the guns and the sport and will likely be back in 2010. Becky is a lifelong rider who raises Blue Star Arabian horses for competition, in AERC Endurance and Cowboy Mounted Shooting, among other sports and games. Becky is also the new Equine Examiner for the North Texas area for the Examiner.com. She writes weekly news articles for this online newspaper.

NORTH EASTERN By Joan Davis The winter break allowed time to tune up pistols, clean leather, shop for new outfits and study the new rules and courses. Fingers are twitching and fuzzy horses are itching to speed down the rundown! The CT Renegades held their annual meeting at Cabela’s in East Hartford, CT with 46 members attending. The biggest decision made was to hold the Regional at Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, MA Aug. 6-8. Six stages, cavalry and rifle will be split between the two days. A separate match will be hosted by another club on Friday night. This facility provides excellent footing indoors! The entire region’s clubs are pitching in with funds and manpower to make this an unforgettable weekend. The club endorsed these officers; President Roger Dinsmore, Vice-President Joan Davis, Treasurer JoAn Boehm and new Secretary Heather Hicks. The CT Renegades got their pistols out of storage for Ski Sundown’s Wild West Day in New Hartford, CT. Lisa Dinsmore on Turbo brought mounted shooting to the slopes as quick draw, roping, skiing cowgirls and cowboys and Turbo’s herd mate, the gentle mare Anvil, fascinated many young and old skiers. The Mass Six Shooters extend many thanks to Diana Lombardi for hosting the annual meeting with her delightful waitstaff, Autumn and Samantha. President Cindy Karp, Vice-President Cindy Newton, Treasurer Richard Karp, and Secretary Jennifer Roy were confirmed in their positions, as well as board members Rob Barrata and Stephanie Scofield. Steve Roy was elected to the new position of Range Master, and Maureen Lallier to the board. Maureen is beginning her second year as a Mass Six Shooter and has helped at every event. It’s go-getters like Maureen who make this a vibrant mounted shooting club.

The Six Shooters are offering three clinics this spring: two for new shooters at Riverfront Farm in Concord, MA, and one on horse training April 24 at Bridge Meadowbrook Farm in Tyngsboro, MA. The first clinic was well attended with appreciation for the indoor arena, as many of the surrounding fields were flooded with spring rain and snow melt. The second will be March 27 at the same location. Thursday night practices have begun at the Riverfront Farm. Joe Lauzon and Rob Barrata organize these so members can knock the dust off their horses and get a jump start on a safe, fun shooting season. The Six Shooters’ schedule starts with the State Championship on June 5 in Dunstable, MA. They will co-host two “Border Wars” two-day events with the CT Renegades. The 2009 rained out matches have been rescheduled for June 19-20. The 2010 matches will be Oct. 2-3. Both will be held at the Quarter H Ranch in Sterling, CT with an evening of team penning planned for the first of those events. The Six Shooters will ride in the Wellesley, MA annual veterans’ parade on May 23 and are thrilled to be invited back after their debut there last year.

Here’s MA Six Shooter’s Steve Roy on his horse Rufus. Steve was recently elected to serve as the Six Shooters’ new Range Master. Photo by Carolyn Stearns

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RUNDOWN May 15th for the June/July 2010 Rundown The Arabian Horse Association recognized Becky Burkheart, of the Texas Smokin’ Guns, as their Open Events Incentive Program (OEIP) National Mounted Shooting Champion for 2009. This shot has caught her and her teammate Beri, galloping through a rundown. Photo by Birdies Photos.

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GERMANY

MIDWEST

By Nicola Rahn

By Dottye Ferguson

As you probably read in the last issue of The Rundown, we Germans do have our problems with the governmental authorities, but unfortunately our troubles are not just limited to that. The neighbourhood surrounding the Ranch of Nicola and Roger is sitting pretty close by, and one of the neighbors is fighting against us, and claiming we are creating noise pollution when we shoot. We were forced to acquire a “noise certificate,” which costs us approximately the equivalent of $3,300 U.S. dollars. Now the authorities do not recognize it, and are asking for a new one, which of course has to be paid for by us again! With that they are trying to bring us to our knees and we know they are trying to force us into giving up, BUT WE WON’T! On the other hand, it is hardly possible for us to raise an additional $3,300, as we do not have enough members. As long as we do not have this noise certificate we are not allowed to host a shoot, or to practice. In other words: Since the Worlds we have not killed a single balloon! We read that Larry Townsend ask all CMSA members for support and believe us, such support is really appreciated and we honestly hope for success. As I mentioned before, we are not willing to give up. WE ARE MOUNTED SHOOTERS FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!

NORTHERN OHIO OUTLAWS: The long, long, long, cold, and snowy winter is finally coming to an end, and everyone is more than ready to start shooting. There have been several practices with good attendance with several non-members in attendance joining our club. Our club is growing more and more each year under the leadership of President George Rogers and Vice President Dave Ferguson. We have an upcoming demonstration at the Equine Affaire in April, and have clinics scheduled throughout the year. Our year-end banquet was held on February 13th, with everyone dressing in period clothing. All were impressed with the beautiful clothing of the women! We also had a food drive at the same time as the banquet, with all the canned goods

collected being donated to the Wooster, Ohio Salvation Army. INDIANA MOUNTED REGULATORS, LLC: This club hosted a two-day, advanced shooters clinic, with Roy and Teresa Cox. They ran horsemanship drills, set up many stages on course management, and helped us all with our problems with our horses, our shooting skills, and tack. Every level of rider can benefit by taking a Cox Clinic, because they both have a great understanding of how to help you and your horse become a better shooting “team”.… I.M.R. just finished up their Winter Shoots at Crazy Horse Arena. We had shooters from Wisconsin, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana come join the FUN. The story telling and dice games in the barroom got pretty loud with laughter, but that’s what cowboy mounted shooting is all about-horses, gunfire and having fun with our friends. Our next shoots will be April 24, 25 at Noble County Saddle Club in Albion, Indiana. Hope to see you there!

At the Northern Ohio outlaws year-end banquet, held on February 13th, everyone dressed in period clothing and had a great time. Here (l. to r.), Dave Ferguson, and Joe and Bobbie Coalter present the club’s Wranglers with participation awards.

NORTH MOUNTAIN By Karen Cobb The NWMS plans on having a booth at the Spokane County Gun Show scheduled for April 2, 3, 4 at the Spokane County fairgrounds, and our Beginner Shooter Clinic scheduled for April 17 from 9:00 to 4:00 at Fairview Stables in Mead, WA. If anyone is interested in attending our Beginner Cowboy Mounted Shooting Clinic, or would like a flyer and agenda, please contact Rhonda Ellerbroek at redhorseacres@roadrunner.com, or call 208-773-9428. The Montana Misfits confirmed shoot dates are May 8, 2010, one-day, four-Stage Shoot, Roundup, MT. Please enter online. It sure makes life easier for the volunteers who work the event. July 10, 11, 2010 also in Roundup, MT. one six-stage shoot. Again, please enter online. The 11th Annual Townsend Ranch Grand American is scheduled for May 29, 30, 31 in Darby, MT. Only 70 Entries will be taken. Please check the CMSA Schedule for updates.

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By the time you read this, we will have had the Circle L Expo held in Belgrade, MT. The Mounted Shooting Booth had plenty of info to give out and also featured a TV/DVD player showing CMSA events. I would like to give a big thanks to John and Kathy Phister for making the great picture poster, my husband for making a frame for it, and also being there to help me. Also thanks to Bob Graham and Jim Nelson for their help. There is one person who gets a special thank you and that is Mike Lukenbill. Mike help set up, man the booth both days and tear it down again. The booth with Mike in it was great for getting the word out on Mounted Shooting. Mike is a great ambassador for our shooting sport and I couldn’t have done it without him! The Idaho Regulators will be hosting the State Shoot here in Burley on July 31 and August 1 at the Burley Fairgrounds. They have added new sand to the arena so we should have a nice place for this shoot. So far we have $3,000 in added money and are hoping for more before the shoot. We will have a rifle and shotgun division with $500 added to the lever rifle division. Please check the CMSA Events for more info. I hate to end the Region News on a sad note, but Bob

SOUTH WESTERN By Paul R. Whitwam The Apache Gold Arena in Globe, AZ has been busy with mounted shooters the first two weekends of March. The first weekend saw the Southwest Regional match and the second with CMSA’s Desert Classic. A new definition for Double Down has been established with Ban Byrd and Natalie Johnson, both Arizona shooters, winning the Men’s and Ladies Overall at both shoots! In fact, Natalie took Overall for the Desert Classic and Dan won Top Cowboy at that match. The results for the Southwest Regional match can be found at www.ACMSA. com and the Desert Classic through the CMSA website and in The Rundown. Match Director Jim Huff did his usual Bang-Up job of putting on the Sweetheart Shoot over the Valentine weekend at the Bar B Arena in Tularosa, NM. Overall Men’s and Ladies Champions were Sean Bishop and Kathy Hollman. Complete results for this great shoot can be found at www.nmmountedshooters.com . This is a wonderful time of the year to be shooting in the Southwest. The weather is pleasant and the desert is alive and blooming with a myriad of beautiful wild flowers. We in the southwest invite you to come ride and shoot with us. Adios, we'll see you down the trail.

Graham of Belgrade, MT. lost his great shooting horse “Luke” over the winter. Words cannot describe the loss. They were such a great team. We will surely miss watching this pair in our Mounted Shooting Events. Please send news/updates to Karen, kcobb@ imt.net and check out our website at www. montanacowboymountedshooting.com

Mike Lukenbill (left) of Clyde Park, MT and Karen Cobb, from Bozeman, MT manned the CMSA booth at the Circle L Arena Horse Expo in Belgrade, MT this past March 13, 14. Karen showed off her new Taylor’s & Co. "Runnin’ Irons," and they were a big hit.


SOUTH PACIFIC By Fernando Vazquez As advertised, the SoCal (Southern California) Mounted Shooter’s Pale Rider Shoot, was a hoot! Norco, just east of Los Angeles, is not shy about claiming the highest horse per resident ratio in the civilized world. Consequently, there are more farriers, veterinarians, tack and feed stores and all manner of equinefriendly services than one could believe would not only survive, but prosper, in this relatively miniscule municipality. It is in this setting that the newest California mounted shooting club is nestled. Two of the founders of SoCal, Nick and Lisa Kay both returned from the Desert Classic in Globe, Arizona, sporting new won buckles. Together with founding members Scott and Manon Long, they put on a well organized and smooth running competition. Scott, as Range Master, presided over an impressive rider’s meeting that was clear, forthright, and left no room for equivocation regarding safety and adherence to CMSA policy. Good job! In the spirit of cooperation, this effort was supported by the presence of Joe Whitely and Cathy Hendrick, presidents of the California Desperados and the Roy Rogers Rangers, respectively. Scott Long, a second-year shooter and a new M3 took the Overall with Donnie Miller in a close Reserve placement. (37 hundredths of a second). Lisa Kay was the Ladies’s top shooter, beating out Beverly Whitely by 58 hundredths of a second. A miss and a bobble by Scott Long and Donnie Miller allowed me (who hasn’t shot for six months) and John Farquharson to share top honors in the Eliminator. Well, this is odd. We’re saying goodbye to someone who is still healthy and capable of riding and shooting with the

best of them. Steve Tiller, aka Dewey Demented, president and founder of the Stage Robbers, a decorated M4 and a ten-year veteran of mounted shooting is hanging up his guns and walking away of his own volition. We hope Steve hasn’t completely cut the cord, but he has advised us he will pursue other endeavors near and dear to his heart. A lifelong boxing enthusiast, Steve is coaching amateur boxing and serving as a corner man for select professional bouts. We will miss you Dewey, but know you will apply the same dedication, even-handedness and unmatched work ethic to your new focus. It has been an honor to work with you on numerous mounted shooting projects. Your absence from the mounted shooting community will leave a void. Your engaging enthusiasm, sense of humor, honesty and loyalty will be missed. Please come back at least to lend your creativity to those diabolical team stages for which you are renowned. Next issue, look for more information regarding plans for the California State Championship to be held at Pismo Beach on the third weekend of August. There will also be more particulars regarding the South Pacific Regional Competition.

John Farquharson and Fernando Vazquez shared top honors in the Eliminator match during the SoCal (Southern California) Mounted Shooter’s Pale Rider Shoot, held in Norco, just east of Los Angeles. Here they proudly display their checks, given to them by Lisa Kay, one of the founders of the club.

SOUTH EASTERN By Nina A. Donle The Peachstate Mounted Shooters held the South East Regional in Unadilla, GA, and as usual, our friends did it up right, attracting cowboys and cowgirls from not only the south, but Ohio and Indiana as well! The sun finally came out for this event and all 100-plus riders were excited to get the match underway. This bevy of Florida Peacemaker members—more Rock Clark kept a foothold affectionately known as the “Wild Bunch,” (left to right) on the lead, and after the Julie Aldridge, Chelsea Kornblau, Julie Burger (top), Nina smoke cleared from his Autorino, and Crystal Kornblau, gather for a few smiles last run, headed back to after the match in Unadilla, GA at the South Eastern Tennessee with the High Regional Shoot. Overall win. Keeping up the family tradition, Terri Clark rode fast and hard to All of the class winners are add the Ladies Reserve Overall on the PS Mounted Shooters title to their trophy list. website, take a peek and see all The ladies rode fast with many the upcoming events. We would cowgirls trying to come out love to have you join us! ahead in Ladies Overall Here in the southeast, we have for the weekend. Mikayla had back-to-back shoots. Zayas managed to do just that. Starting with the New Year’s This young lady, and I do mean young, eve bash in Marianna, the not yet 16, teams up with her horse CMSA Atlantic Classic in Silver Cat and makes that a hard combo Jacksonville, The Southeast to beat. Regional and now the The men’s levels 4 and 5 have been Florida State Championship. running like there is a ghost chasing Economic times are tough for everyone them! Back in January, the men’s reserve right now. The fact that we keep loading was won by a level 4 cowboy both days. up our horses and shining up our guns This time, the Overall Reserve for the to shoot yet another event really says just cowboys went to Tommy Richardson, a how “addicted” to this great sport we all M5 shooter from North Carolina. are. I’d like to think it is not only for the The SE Regional also provided some $$ we win, the moveups or the buckles. move up wins. Congrats go out to This cowgirl would like to believe it is Amanda Cook, another one of the young mostly for good times we share with our guns who is now sitting pretty with family and making memories with our the Ladies Level 5. Chelsea Kornblau, friends. On that note, I will close this affectionately known as the “Galloping article and say a few words for one of our Gator Girl”, never missed a balloon, own. We wish a fond farewell to a dear rode four different horses, came out on friend who lived life as an adventure. top of the L3 and earned her move-up The tide recedes but then washes back to L4. Reece Gilmer, the “all or nothing to shore with treasures of memories we cowboy” from Georgia held it together keep in our hearts forever…in memory to get his final win in the M4 division to of Jay Barnhill. move up to M5!

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the

TOP TEN Here are the world’s top ranked cowboy and cowgirl mounted shooters

CHAD LITTLE Number One Cowboy

KENDA LENSEIGNE Number One Cowgirl

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In another first for CMSA, brothers Chad and Charlie Little of St. Michael, Minnesota top the list in the number one and two spots in the Top Ten Cowboy Rankings. Quintin Forte of Hayden, Idaho moves into the Top Ten Cowboy Ranking by moving all the way up to the number six slot! Kenda Lenseigne, of Ellensburg, Washington moved into the Number One Cowgirl position with her history-making High Overall World Championship win in Amarillo, Texas and Jolyn Case of Elsie, Michigan makes the Top Ten Ranked Cowgirl List for the first time. Congratulations to all of the great mounted shooters that made the coveted National Top Ten Ranking List!

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5

6

7

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9

10

TOP TEN RANKED COWBOYS RANK - RIDER

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5

4

6

09 NAT'L

O9 WUSC

09 EUSC

09 WORLD

TOTAL

1. CHAD LITTLE

1

-

1

11

13

2. CHARLIE LITTLE

63

1

16

2

19

3. CURT MOORE

-

9

4

10

23

4. JOHN CLARK

7

-

2

36

45

5. JIMMIE ALLEN

2

-

43

15

60

6. QUINTIN FORTE

29

36

27

13

69

7. RICK DECKENA

48

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6

17

71

8. DAN DYRD

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25

-

50

79

9. GARY VICKERS

13

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5

72

90

10. DON DAY

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54

5

91

TOP TEN RANKED COWGIRLS RANK - RIDER

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09 NAT'L

O9 WUSC

09 EUSC

09 WORLD

TOTAL

1. KENDA LENSEIGNE

10

39

2. TAMMY TOWNSEND

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5

11

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22

34

30

3. TAMMY SRONCE

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38

2

45

35

43

4. SHANDA MASTERSON 5. ANDRA OLSON

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8

33

21

47

96

19

30

12

61

6. AMANDA PORTER

38

-

13

16

67

7. DIANE HOLMES-PURCELLI

5

56

28

47

80 88

8. JESSIE KUKA

45

-

3

40

9. THERESA COX

21

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18

58

97

10. JOLYN CASE

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40

46

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These are the Top 10 Cowboys and Top 10 Cowgirls in CMSA. The rankings are based on the three best overall finishes from the most recent Big Four matches (Nationals, Westerns, Easterns and Worlds). As required for Top 10 Cowboy/Cowgirl each of these Cowboys or Cowgirls have been a Top Ten finisher in at least one of the Big Four events. The lower the number, the higher the competitor placed at these events. A shooter who places second, for example, receives 2 points; a seventh place finisher receives 7 points. The 10 cowboys and cowgirls with the lowest number of points are ranked as the Top 10 Cowboys and Cowgirls. A shooter's best three finishes out of the four preceding Big Four Championships are used to calculate the rankings.


Association News – Staff Reporter

MARK MARLEY BECOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER Mark Marley was elected to the CMSA Board of Directors (BOD) during the Annual BOD Year-End meeting this past February, during the Atlantic Classic match in Jacksonville, FL. Mark, an avid Level 4 mounted shooter and a 5th generation cattle and sheep rancher from Roswell, NM, was introduced to cowboy mounted shooting by his daughter Kate, when she started shooting in the summer of 2006. Mark was persuaded to try on a borrowed set of holsters and sixguns and ride a course. As Mark recalls, “From that time on I was hooked! I realized that my horse wasn’t just a ranch asset but also a lot of fun.” Mark and Kathryn Marley. Now there are seven Marleys and two close Mr. Quigley Photography friends that have become a part of the CMSA family. He feels that mounted shooting is much more than just a weekend sport. It has created a bond that helps keep the family together—even with having his children, Kate and son Taylor, hundreds of miles away in college. Mark and his lovely wife Kathryn are grateful for the kindness and open arms that both Taylor and Kate have received across the country. He says, “It’s what makes CMSA!” Mark also feels that the diversity within the CMSA is one of the organization’s biggest assets; however it also creates one of its biggest challenges. “I’ve learned quickly that there are dynamically opposing forces on many issues, and that the Board of Directors’ work hard to take all views into consideration. It will be my goal to keep encouraging the BOD to continue to look at our sport through the eyes of the shooter, as it plans for the future. As a new Board member, I hope to help them face the challenges of being a business as well as enhance the experience of its members.” The Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to welcome Mark Marley to the Board and to extend to his entire family, our sincere wishes for continued enjoyment of cowboy mounted shooting, as we look forward to sharing our ideas and working with Mark.

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MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COWBOYS…AND COWGIRLS Many of us played cowboys when we were little tykes, some little realizing that one day they would grow up to become just that and live a Western lifestyle. In this new series we plan to offer at least one photo of a little cowhand in each issue. We’ll present a current CMSA member—not as we know them today, rather as a young buckaroo or “buckarette.” As a reader, your job is to figure out who the little range rider is. Then email your editor at: editor@rundownonline.com. The correct answer as to who our mystery cowpoke is in The Rundown, will receive a $25 gift certificate, good toward CMSA merchandise at cmsagear. com In the event that more than one person correctly guesses the identity of our fledgling cowpuncher, the winner will be determined by the earliest submitted email, as shown by the electronically recorded email date and time. The answer to each issue’s mini-cowboy or cowgirl will be printed in the following issue of The Rundown. If you have an interesting photo of yourself in Western garb, or on a horse or pony, send it along and maybe you’ll see yourself in a future issue. Be sure to include your name, age when the photo was taken, occasion, place or any other pertinent information that will enable us to offer hints as to your identity. But don’t tell anyone else that you’ve submitted a photo, let your friends try to figure it out!

Can you guess who this cowpoke is?

This little doll was only two years old when this photo was taken at her grandparents’ home, long before this cowgirl made a name for herself in Cowboy Mounted Shooting! She’s been riding virtually all her life, but didn’t take to slappin’ leather until a few years ago. Nowadays, in between setting records, she trains horses and riders. Who is she?

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By Jim Rodgers

CMSA’S DOUBLE DOWN—

A HUGE $UCCE$$ Large cash payouts spread through all levels of competition! The CMSA Scully-Wah Maker Atlantic Coast Classic in Jacksonville, Florida and the CMSA Apache Gold Desert Classic in Globe, Arizona defined for many, the true scope of the new CMSA Double Down Format. Large cash payouts were received by contestants in three divisional levels of competition. The success of the Double Down on the East Coast and the South Western United States was recognized as a profitable and exciting addition to the CMSA Championship Format. The large cash awards in the Main Match, Eliminator and Double Down Competitions set new event payout records for both Classics. The great thing about the addition of the Double Down is that it is totally optional and you do not have to enter unless you feel that you are competitive. In fact, the Double Down also has had a positive effect on Class Paybacks. CMSA is now able to payback a full 50% instead of the old 40% of your class entry and nothing is taken out of the class payback for the Overall and Reserve champions, all of your entry money stays in your class. The net result to all class paybacks is a 22% increase without having to pay more for the main match entry fees. It is undoubtedly a “Win-Win” situation for all contestants, whether you choose to enter the Double Down or not. Maybe we should regress a moment to explain the whole concept behind the Double Down. It has become apparent that there are two distinctively different types of CMSA competitors. There are those who enjoy competing strictly for fun and want the lowest possible entry fees. The second group is composed of those who wish to run on a professional basis for large cash prizes and are willing to bet and risk more money on their ability to win. This is the reason the Double Down is completely optional. You have another choice in your championship mounted shooting menu. For a long time lower level shooters have wanted the chance to compete on a “Pro Level”, now it is available to everyone in the Double Down” in three Divisional Levels, gender split: A--Ones and Twos, AA--Threes and Fours and AAA--Fives and Sixes. It is a great opportunity for you to judge your own abilities at a specific time or classification and use them in your best interest to possibly win a lot of money. To emphasize the value of entering the Double Down at future CMSA Championships here are the Double Down Winners showing their total match winnings at each of this seasons first two CMSA Championships.

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Sharon Martin

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John Giannasi Trey Miller

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Elizabeth Clavette Lisa Dippel

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Mark Marley Marcus Wadley Brady Carr

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Jessie Kuka Amanda Porter Kayce Amsden

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Megan Thompson

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Bill Marley Brian Morris

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Christina Winnett Nancy Crosby

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Natalie Johnson Jessie Kuka

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CANADA WANTS YOU! The Canadian mounted shooters want you to come and join them at their shoots, and the good news is it is not near as hard as you may think to get across our northern border! First of all, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank those CMSA members who have stepped forward to be counted. We have received $100 in donations from our membership so far in our efforts to assist our German brother and sister shooters in putting on their matches. If you read Nicola Rahn’s German report in the Regional News section of this issue, you’ll see that it costs them $3,300 to obtain a noise pollution certificate in that country. These shooters are to be commended for their continuing efforts in fighting such ridiculous bureaucracy. Remember, their government officials say this noise pollution certificate is required for every shoot! We still need more funds to help promote our sport in Germany. Your donations are truly appreciated. CROSSING INTO CANADA Here is the information needed to cross into Canada with your mounted shooting firearms as supplied to us by Canadian Chris Giffen: Crossing the border with firearms can be a relatively simple process. The following guidelines are provided to assist you with planning your trip. 1. An individual must be at least 18 years old to bring a firearm into Canada. 2. Handguns entering Canada must have a barrel length of more than 105 mm (4.1 inches) 3. To obtain a firearms license and a registration certificate that is valid for your firearms you must: Declare firearms in writing, in triplicate, using the Non-Resident Firearm Declaration (form CAFC 909). See: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/ form-formulaire/num-nom/909-eng.htm If there are more than three firearms, a Non-Resident Firearm Declaration Continuation Sheet (form CAFC 910) should be added. See: http://www. rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/form-formulaire/num-nom/910-eng.htm The declaration form should be filled out prior to arrival at the point of entry, in order to save time. However, it should not be signed before arriving at the entry point, as a Canada Border Services customs officer must witness the signature. Once the declaration has been confirmed by the customs officer, it acts as a license for the owner and as a temporary registration certificate for the firearms brought to Canada; and it is valid for 60 days. A confirmed declaration costs a flat fee of $25, regardless of the number of firearms listed on it. It is valid only for the person who signs it and only for those firearms listed on the declaration. 4. Obtain an Authorization to Transport, issued by the Alberta Chief Firearms Officer in order to transport your handguns from one location to another. Call prior to travel- Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. MST time, 1-800-731-4000. 5. Once in Canada, store and transport firearms as per the regulations: An individual may transport a restricted firearm only if (a) It is unloaded; (b) It is rendered inoperable by means of a secure locking device; (trigger or cylinder lock)

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(c) It is in a locked container that is made of an opaque material and is of such strength, construction and nature that it cannot readily be broken open or into or accidentally opened during transportation; and (d) If it is in a container described in paragraph (c) that is in an unattended vehicle, (i) when the vehicle is equipped with a trunk or similar compartment that can be securely locked, the container is in that trunk or compartment and the trunk or compartment is securely locked, and (ii) when the vehicle is not equipped with a trunk or similar compartment that can be securely locked, the vehicle, or the part of the vehicle that contains the container, is securely locked and the container is not visible from outside the vehicle. For more information, please contact us at info@canadianmountedshooters.com For complete information on bringing firearms into Canada: http://www.rcmpgrc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/visit-visite-eng.htm We do hope you will come and shoot with us. Like the United States, Canada is a beautiful country full of friendly people, and we welcome you to our mounted shoots.

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and 5 all cross and turned the random barrel to the left, using the wall to help get that first barrel turn. (Example 2) When you run the pattern this way you have to add a lead change to make the left barrel turn. From that point you would turn the rundown barrel to the left and shoot the rundown cross. In a small arena it would be very difficult to make the tight turn to stay on the inside of those first balloons to get to the random barrel and turn it to the left. There were several people who chose to run the pattern starting on the right side (Example 3). If you choose to run the pattern this way, you would start with the balloon on the barrel and shoot it strong. Staying on the inside of the next four balloons and staying on the left lead, you can then turn the random barrel to the left and head to the rundown barrel. The rundown barrel is then turned to the left and the rundown shot cross. The benefits of running the pattern this way is that you can stay on the left lead the entire time and make a smooth loop through the pattern. I think that this way may be faster than the way I prefer, if it is set up in a small arena. When the balloons are spaced out in a large arena, you end up having to cover a lot more ground when you run it to the left. More steps will eat up more seconds in the arena. Remember the basics--and I will say this over and over and over! Know where the timers are. Be at full speed when you cross the timers both starting and finishing. Cross the timer in a straight line with the line you have chosen to approach the pattern. Look at the pattern before you start. The arena can make a big difference in which way is best to shoot a pattern. Make your plan based on your horse and your shooting skills. GOOD LUCK!

Let’s talk about course No. 9. I have the benefit of having run this pattern and I’ve seen it run different ways at the Atlantic Coast Classic in Jacksonville. I feel that the most efficient way to approach the pattern is on the right lead starting with the left side of the pattern. (Example 1) The first balloon should be shot strong and the second shot will be a cross shot. I try to split these two balloons down the middle, not fading to one side or the other. The third balloon needs to be a cross shot. Ideally, the balloon should be shot at a 45-degree angle, in front of your horse, versus at a 90-degree to your body. As the horse is in a full turn, it is easy to miss that balloon if you wait until it is even with your body. The fastest route from there is to shoot the fourth balloon as a cross shot and then turn the barrel to the right, shooting the fifth balloon as a strong shot as your turn the barrel. Plan B is to shoot the fourth balloon strong if your horse fades, or you do not get the turn you want. After you turn the first barrel it is fastest to head directly to the rundown barrel, turn the barrel to the left and shoot the rundown cross. If you have a wide turn at the first barrel, plan B is to cross the rundown, turn the rundown barrel to the right, shooting the rundown strong. If you do cross the rundown, it does keep your horse on the right lead for the entire pattern. There were a few people who shot balloons 3, 4

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's a cro e e r h t s y a s Who This photo was taken at home in front of Jerry’s arena while he was four-wheeling with his grandkids, 11-year-old Shelby McCulley and seven-year old Brandon Cuan. Shelby frequently travels with Jerry and his wife Kim, and competes in CMSA as an Open Wrangler.

Jerry Moore

—GOT TO KEEP MOVIN’! By Mark Bedor

Now busy building saddles in his third career, this lifelong horseman has been an important part of CMSA shoots, both as a competitor—and as a hard working volunteer.

Jerry Moore Both Jerry and Kim love mounted shooting and are avid CMSA competitors. These photos show Jerry taking a turn on his horse “Glimmer” at a shoot in Jacksonville, FL in March of 2009, and Kim on her favorite horse “Ima Jewel.”

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We’ve all played Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit or some other board game. And while we’re immersed in the competition and doing our best to win, we don’t spend much time thinking about who created the board we’re using or who wrote the rule book that makes it all possible. Same with Cowboy Mounted Shooting. As you and your horse race that course as fast as you can, you’re not thinking about who designed the twists and turns of that particular stage, or who put up the balloons. But without people like Jerry Moore, none of it would happen. “I’ve always volunteered to help,” he says. “I’ve set up all the stages at just about all the big shoots ever since ‘03.” Last year Moore was on hand to set up the stages for every major CMSA shoot except the Westerns. It’s all volunteer work, with no pay. He doesn’t do it alone, of course. (Gary Vickers and Keith Gentry have been his top lieutenants in recent years.) But it’s a big job; setting up panels, hanging banners, putting up the timing lights, and setting up all the different stages for all the competition categories, for shoots that last the better part of a week. “Everything that needs to be done at a shoot to get it up and running and organized,” Jerry adds. “Dan (CMSA President Dan Plaster) and Brady (Vice President Brady Carr) got enough to do with the people part of it... and leave the work part of it to us.” Those chores certainly aren’t the glamour part of CMSA. But Jerry enjoys the important role he plays. “I think it offers a lot of consistency in what people are seeing when they run a stage,” he says. “If they go to the Easterns or the Nationals or the World, they’re gonna look at the stages and it’s all gonna be set up basically the same.”


Jerry and his wife Kim are a close, loving couple, and like so many other CMSA members, enjoy our sport together. They have traveled to at least 17 states for as many as 40 shoots a year since they started competing in 2003.

Now in his “third career,” Jerry builds competition shooting saddles. He feels his saddles, with their lower horn and weighing in at around 32-35 pounds, are a little safer and easier to sit for mounted shooting. Moore also builds replicas of the “Hope” saddle for CMSA Cavalry competitors.

Who says Jerry Moore can’t rock out? Here he is with Kim at a recent party, movin’ and a ‘groovin’ with the best of them—go Jerry go!

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But Jerry doesn’t just do the heavy lifting. Working with Brady Carr, he actually designs many of those stages as well. In fact of the 64 stages currently in the CMSA Course Book, about 20% were created by the two men. “I’ve drawn ‘em up and worked with Brady on gettin’ ‘em in the book,” he reveals. There’s a lot to it. Jerry takes his own ideas and suggestions from others, and designs the course. But it requires some testing to see if they’re usable. “We actually have had shoots and tried ‘em out to see what people like and what they didn't like,” he tells. “We actually take ‘em to a regular shoot and try ‘em out and see if they’ll work.” So what makes a good stage? “I think the secret to it is having one that requires you to actually ride your horse, as opposed to just straight up and straight back,” says Jerry, “I like one that’s got a few twists and turns in it... Something that’s got a nice flow to it... So you’re not jerkin’ on your horse so much.”

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On the Trail Growing up horseback on a farm, the 67-year-old and his family had long been involved in such equestrian pursuits as trail riding, barrel racing, and showing walking horses. It was Brady Carr who actually introduced Jerry to mounted shooting at a clinic in Tennessee in 2001. Within a year, Moore and his wife Kim were competing, and a year after that, Jerry was setting up stages. “Just liked what we saw and never looked back,” he grins. The couple have traveled to at least 17 states for as many as 40 shoots a year. Their 11-year-old granddaughter Shelby rides along too, competing as an Open Wrangler. “She has a lot of fun with it,” Jerry chuckles. “She’s really learned a lot and has become a really good rider from doin’ this.” But Moore is putting on the brakes, at least a little. Just the day before we talked, he’d told CMSA he was stepping down from his volunteer work setting up matches, although he’ll still help

design courses. Turning the reins over to Gary Vickers, “It’s kind of a happy-sad moment I guess,” he reflects. “I’ve really enjoyed doin’ it.” Moore’s actually retired twice. For years he ran his own commercial construction company of some 100 employees. Licensed in 11 states, perhaps you’ve stayed in one of the Holiday Inns he’s built. Retiring from that business, Moore worked another five more years selling a light weight concrete material for a Georgia company. And now he has a third career--building competition shooting saddles! “I really didn’t feel like the production saddles were really suited for what we did,” says Jerry. “So I started building what I call a “Shooter’s Saddle,” which is a little safer to sit in and has a lower horn” The lower horn prevents gun belts from getting accidentally hooked. The saddles are light weight, too, weighing just 32 to 35 pounds. Moore also builds replicas of the “Hope” saddle

Growing up horseback on a farm, 67-year-old Jerry and his family had long been involved in such equestrian pursuits as trail riding (as shown here), barrel racing, and showing walking horses. It was CMSA’s Brady Carr who actually introduced Jerry to mounted shooting at a clinic in Tennessee in 2001 and once they tried it, they never looked back!

for CMSA Cavalry competitors. (It’s one of the saddles sometimes used by the Confederate Cavalry, largely in the Western theater during the Civil War.) More than 50 CMSA competitors ride a Jerry Moore saddle. He had three more under construction when I called. “It has become a full time job,” he admits. Maybe that’s because you can buy one for as little as $650! “I try to make ‘em affordable, comfortable... and just to keep it where everyone can have one,” he shares. So try as he might to slow down, Jerry just can’t seem to do it. But one thing he has no desire to quit is riding his mare Glimmer in the CMSA arena. “I’m ready to just kinda back off and relax a little bit, and go to the shoots and enjoy the people... Which is my favorite part of it anyway... the people.” That’s because our sport has people like Jerry Moore. And we wouldn’t have a sport if it wasn’t for people like him.

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HOW PAYBACK WORKS AT THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Everything you ever wanted to know about payback, but were afraid to ask. The Main Match will be paid out on the NEW CMSA Double Down Payback. Classes pay out the same 1 on 5 basis as in the past, but now class payback is a STRAIGHT 50%! Overall and Reserve Men’s and Ladies will NO LONGER be paid 30% of the payback portion as it is on the standard Circuit Payout System. All of the money any contestant puts in a class STAYS in that class. At the National Championship, Jeffers Equine will provide $100 gift certificates to all Class winners after 5 stages. National Championship titles will be decided after 5 stages. All class payout, class titles and class prizes will be calculated based upon the first five stages total scores. In the Double Down Incentive Finals the Top Ten in each Division who are entered will come back for a final stage to run for the Added Money AND 70% of the Double Down entry. All money stays in the respective Divisions with the 1 and 2 Division being paid 20% of the added money, 3 and 4 Division being paid 30% of the added money and the 5 and 6 Division being paid 50% of the added money. The Double Down Incentive Finals is run as a clean stage with the rider’s returning based on their placing with the 10th rider going first, etc. To determine the Overall and Reserve National Champions of all classes and Wranglers, the total aggregate of five stages will be used. For the Double Down Incentive Prizes from

becomes 1D (1st Division) the time EMF and Classic Equine ONLY the that becomes that stage’s baseline. total scores for the Double Down You then add a predetermined Incentive Finals will be used. number of seconds to the fastest Colt Eliminator will feature $2,000 time of those entered. CMSA is ADDED from Colt Firearms. The currently investigating what spread is added money and all entry fee payback the most effective and currently offers will be in the final stage of the three spreads of, 2, 3 and 4 seconds. Starline Saturday Night Showcase of The sum of these Champions. Four two becomes the Colt revolvers National Championship time for 2D (2nd will be presented, Division). The one each, to the titles will be decided is repeated Open and Limited after 5 stages. All class process for 3D (3rd Man and Lady payout, class titles and Division). Only competitor with times without the fastest time in class prizes will be penalties are stage two. Bonus calculated based calculated in the money will be paid on each upon the f irst f ive stages Multiple D Jackpot to keep a top level Elimination round total scores. contestant from with the first stage falling into the paying $100 and lower D with penalties. the second stage paying $200 to The payout in the Equalizer is split as each of the top finishers in both the follows: Entry fee money is paid back Open and Limited Men’s and Ladies 80% with all added money paid out groups. (Go round money is based 100% of the amount advertised. 1D upon number of entries--if there are 50% of entry fee, 2D 30% of entry fee more than 125 entries the Go-Round and 3D receives 20% of the entry fee. bonus money is paid at $100 for stage Added money is paid out in an even 1 and $200 for stage 2. Less than 125 split per D. entries pays $50 and $100.) If the spread eliminates a D, usually Cavalry Class will payback 50% of if this happens it’s the 2D, then that the $75 entry fee to the Limited and stage is automatically refigured to a Open (not gender split) winners of 2D with the 1D receiving 60% and the preliminary rounds on a 1 on 5 2D receiving 40% of the entry fee basis. money and the Added money being Taylor’s & Co. Rifle Class will pay split 50/50%. back 50% of the $75 entry fee to the Currently Nationals has $500 added Limited and Open (not gender split) per stage by Cimarron Firearms. winners of the preliminary rounds on a 1 on 5 basis. In addition to the preliminary payout Taylor’s & Co will present a Lever Action Rifle to the Nationals Champion. Cimarron Equalizer – is a new twist on the standard 3D Jackpots that have been a part of the CMSA for many years. There are few updates as follows: The fastest clean score of all who are entered in the jackpot (stage or match)

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Tomball, Texas’ intermediate school students learn about mounted shooting from a very adept teacher, Cheryl McLane—at her home classroom! In a scene more reminiscent of the 1950s, one of our top shooters, Cheryl McLane was recently contacted by her local, Tomball, Texas’, school district (a suburb of Houston) asking her if she could provide an overview and demonstration of our sport to some 40 intermediate school children. Cheryl’s initial reaction was “Wow, of course…” but when the request was to bring the sport to the school Cheryl explained that it involved real guns and horses and it must be conducted in a safe and controlled environment. No problem, the school called back and asked if they could bus the class to her ranch--absolutely! The program is part of a new curriculum aimed at getting children exposed to area people and different events and is called “Adventures into Life”, the brainchild of Jacquelyn Van Arsdale, president of the Parent Teachers Organization (PTO), and has proved to be a big hit with the kids. On March 5th the first bus arrived at Cheryl’s Lucky 4 Ranch where she set up a classroom situation in the barn complete with chairs, pads and pencils for questions and notes. The 5th and 6th graders were very attentive as Cheryl described our sport, the equipment, the horses, the training and care required; as you might guess they were most excited to see Cheryl shoot the guns.

Moving outside to the arena, Cheryl set up a few balloons, explained their use and the blanks we used, and then shot a few rounds. The class loved it! Time proved to be a limiting factor and Cheryl chose to demo the run rather than use one of the more complicated stages. When the afternoon class showed up, the morning teacher was there again as she couldn’t get enough. Additionally, school officials and board members, the bus driver and Jacquelyn were in attendance as well, since they heard such great feedback. Cheryl again went through her “class” and got the same positive reception. She was pleased to have helped educate these students and educators in the positive side of guns and horses, and we at CMSA agree wholeheartedly and look for other opportunities to set the record straight and share our sport with the world. Thanks Cheryl! By Ed Beesley

“Professor” Cheryl McLane stands with a group of her students before they are bussed back to their regular classroom. They just enjoyed an afternoon of learning about mounted shooting at Cheryl’s Lucky 4 Ranch, as part of their school’s “Adventures into Life” program.


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PREPARING FOR A PERFECT RUN By Ed Beesley

DON DAY’S “3 Cs” OF MOUNTED SHOOTING Here’s what World Champion Don Day feels you must have to compete consistently and to perform to your capability.

This month’s tips are brought to us courtesy of the CMSA Men’s 2009 World Champion, Don Day. Don has been competing since 2000 and grew up horseback, as he was born and raised on a ranch in Kansas. Don still spends his days involved in ranching and splits his time between Pretty Prairie, Kansas and Iola, Texas. In 2000, Don spotted a flyer advertising a CMSA event not too far away and loaded up his horse and his pair of .44 Magnums (at the match he was loaned a pair of .45s) and went to the match; he did not win, but like the rest of us, he was hooked. I spoke with Don about his accomplishments--especially

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CMSA 2009 World Champion Don Day’s background of a lifetime of ranching, riding, competing in rodeo, and as a mounted shooter for the past decade, has shown him the value of what he calls the “3Cs” of cowboy mounted shooting.

this past year--and he attributed them to his “Three Cs of Cowboy Mounted Shooting.” They are: Confidence, Concentration and Control. While not specifically in the order of importance, Don feels that to be consistent and to perform to your capability you need to master all of them. Confidence: This may sound like a difficult concept for the new shooter to grasp, but there are components of it that can be readily attained. Do you have the confidence that you can make good runs and to learn from and forget about bad runs? What about your ability to draw and shoot each target without slowing down or, heaven forbid, stopping your horse? Don feels it is far more important to run a consistent smooth run without slowing down for a shot; he would rather see a competitor ride past the balloon without engaging it than slow down and potentially start a bad habit for your horse. What about your horse? Do you have the confidence your mount will perform as expected? You should, because if you have done the proper training and practice you need to trust your horse, you can focus on those areas that are your responsibility. Concentration: This is an area that really seems to be a consistent concern with all of the shooters. Last year I was at a major match where several television crews were present and I was asked for an interview. A buddy of mine grabbed me and asked if I came to compete or be on TV, which brought me back into focus as to my priority. Don believes that you need to concentrate on the run and nothing else, not what was said in the alley, what song is playing or what the announcer is saying about you; when you ride into the arena you need to block out everything other than what has to be done. You need to plan out your run but then take one balloon at a time, that way if you end up too wide after a barrel turn, you can still recover and for example, shoot the rundown offhand as opposed to the way you originally planned. I guess his key takeaway was that you need to be very focused, but you do not ever want to panic. Control: Having previously discussed the need for confidence it is important that you need to be in control of the whole shooting experience. At all times you want to be in control of your horse, your guns and yourself. Since we are in agreement that you need to trust your horse there are some situations where that may be a challenge, such as with a borrowed or a green horse. In either case you still need to be in control and make sure the horse does what you want it to do, and not the other way around. Also by being in control of everything involved you can often times, keep a mistake small and never let it get to be a blowup or a major problem. A great tip Don offered was for shooters to ask someone who rode before you to watch your run and offer any suggestions to improve a part of your run. After our discussion I thought for awhile as to the most important of the Three Cs, and I think while all are critical it would be Control to me. As a relatively new rider I believe we first need to make sure we are in control of our horse, our equipment and ourselves in order to stay safe; then we try to win. Don Day agrees! 888-960-0003 | April/May 2010

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SAWTOOTH SADDLE COMPANY—A GOOD RIDE GUARANTEED FOR YOU AND YOUR HORSE! By Ed Beesley

Made on a one-at-a-time, guaranteed-to-fit-your-horse basis, this family owned and operated outfit has been turning out top quality, plain or fancy working saddles since 1990. Jerry Stewart and Sawtooth Saddle Company make one hell of a saddle. In speaking with working cowboy and champion mounted shooter Matt Sronce, he recently told me “I actually have two Sawtooth saddles, one I use for work and the other is lighter weight and I use it for shooting. My Sawtooth work saddle was like going from a Ford Pinto to a Cadillac; I can rope a southbound bull while in a northbound direction and never worry about anything breaking!” Besides Matt, Sawtooth saddles are a favorite of other top competitors like CMSA founder and Chairman of the Board Jim Rodgers, champion Royce Anderson and singing cowboy star Michael Martin Murphy, to name a few. Their saddles have also been on the silver screen in such great Westerns as 2003’s The Missing, directed by Ron Howard and the TNT movie Monte Walsh, starring Tom Selleck. In 1982, Jerry Stewart, after already having become skilled in carpentry and cabinet making, apprenticed for a local, custom saddle maker named Brad McClellan, Jerry learned the art quickly, and while he enjoyed it immensely, he realized that he wanted to build “old time” saddles like those that settled the West. This desire gave him the chance to blend his love of history and his ability to use his skilled hands and leather to build beautiful, functional saddles, as opposed to just fancy, "off the shelf " saddles. After spending eight-plus years learning the trade, Jerry was finally ready and combined his interest in building historical gear with his saddle making skills and launched Sawtooth Saddle Company in Vernal, Utah, about 200 miles east of Salt Lake City. He researched and designed the tools necessary to recreate the stamping patterns in use from the period of 1860 to 1915, and researched the saddles from the legendary shops of that same period, including F. A. Meanea, E. L. Gallatin, Visalia (probably Jerry’s all-time favorite), Main and Winchester, and Miles City Saddlery. Jerry's goal was not to make duplicates of those saddles, but to build saddles and gear in the styles that were popular over 100-plus years ago that would fit today’s horses and today’s cowboys’ and cowgirls’ needs. In meeting those needs this writer was extremely impressed with the amount of time Jerry spends up front with a customer--before the saddle is designed (his order form is three pages long). He wants to know everything including the breed and size of horse, tree style desired, seat size, saddle style, cantle, swells, type of seat (flat or deep), patterns, color, tooling, horn, rigging, fenders, and the type of stirrups and conchos desired.

The trees Sawtooth uses are constructed of lodge pole pine covered in rawhide, which he feels allows for some flexibility to conform and work a little with the horse for a more comfortable fit, and he uses Hermann Oak leather exclusively. Speaking of fit, Jerry believes each horse is different. Further, the animal can also vary depending on the season, diet and exercise patterns, yet with careful forethought and construction, a saddle can be made to fit the majority of horses. In building saddles for mounted shooters, Jerry spent time travelling and speaking with shooters before he sat down to design several saddles to meet our particular needs. In general, he found that a lighter weight, barrel racing type saddle met many of the needs and was the most preferred. Jerry's wife, Kaye, keeps the books and organizes and manages the business end of the operation assisted by their sons Mark and Dan, who also work alongside Jerry building some of the finest saddles I have seen. In fact, more recently Jerry decided to focus a lot of his energy on creating new styles and patterns, while still keeping his hand in the building process alongside his sons, who luckily share his same passion and attention to detail. Kaye told me that she is “…amazed at the level of creativity Jerry exudes and how focused he is when he decides to create or build a new saddle and how dedicated he is to perfection; there are times when after a late night working Jerry is back at it by 4:30 the next morning!” Sawtooth Saddlery was voted True West magazine’s 2010 Saddle Maker of the year, and I can certainly see why. The Stewart Family is proud of the quality craftsmanship that goes into every item, whether it is a saddle, a pair of chinks, breast collar, headstall, or a gun rig. They back up every item of their extensive line of cowboy and horse tack that they make. Many of you have undoubtedly seen Mark Stewart and Mike Ellison, who man the booth for them at our shoots like the World Championship, as well as at the Country Christmas Show in the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV during the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) every December. Jerry feels that he owes a great debt to his family for helping him live his dream, and in particular his son-in-law Jeff Warburton, who helped him get his start and spread the word about Sawtooth Saddlery. For more information on them, you can contact Sawtooth Saddle Company. Dept. CMSA, 8962 W. Castle Cove Rd., Vernal, UT 84078. phone: (435) 789-5400 www.sawtoothsaddle.com. You can email them directly at sawtooth@easilink.com

Mounted shooting champion Matt Sronce is among the growing number of Sawtooth Saddle fans and users. Matt not only relies on his Sawtooth saddles for mounted shooting, as shown in the inset competing in a rifle match, but for use as a rugged working cowboy rig as well, at home on the ranch.

Sawtooth’s Old Mex saddle is crafted along the lines of those vaquero working saddles from south of the border and feature a halfseat, Spanish-style single rig—complete with scalloped-edged square skirting, a 6-inch wood post horn and southwestern ornamentation. This saddle offers the mounted shooter a comfortable, fancy saddle for competition or show.

The rounded skirt, double rigged Maverick by Sawtooth is a loop seat working rig of their own design, featuring a wood post horn and rounded skirts. This example has a 16 ½-inch tree, brass-bound bellshaped stirrups, brass furniture and is border stamp tooled. Like all Sawtooth saddles, options and accessories are up to the individual customer. Here we see Dan hand tooling leather parts, using one of the many custommade stamps featuring old-time designs. Every saddle is hand made from scratch!

Here, Jerry puts stirrup leathers on a basket-stamped tooled saddle for a customer. Each saddle is custom fit to the horse and rider it is intended for.


PARSON'S

CORNER By Randy Gunn

GOD’S UNENDING CHAIN For all those out there that think their service to the Lord hasn’t amounted to much over the years, and you think that your words have not brought any or many to Jesus, or had any type of real affect on people; The following TRUE story is presented in hopes to encourage, uplift and most of all, convince you that one never knows the real affect of living for Jesus until we get to heaven and He shows us all the truth we never knew in this life. A Sunday School Teacher, a Mr. Kimball, in 1858, led a Boston shoe clerk to give his life to Christ. The clerk, Dwight L. Moody, became an evangelist. In England in 1879, he awakened evangelistic zeal in the heart of Fredrick B. Meyer, pastor of a small church. F.B. Meyer, preaching to an American college campus, brought to Christ a student named J. Wilbur Chapman. Chapman, engaged in YMCA work, employed a former baseball player, Billy Sunday, to do evangelistic work. Billy Sunday held a revival in Charlotte, N.C. A group of local men were so enthusiastic afterward that they planned another evangelistic campaign, bringing Mordecai Hamm to town to preach. During Hamm’s revival, a young man named Billy Graham heard the gospel and yielded his life to Christ. Billy Graham went on to become the world’s foremost evangelist preacher of the 20th century, inspiring untold numbers to follow the word of God! Only eternity will reveal the tremendous impact of that one Sunday School teacher, Mr. Kimball, who invested his life in the lives of others. God Bless You and God Bless America!

By Phil Spangenberger

VTI KEEPS YOUR GUNS BLAZING AWAY! This f irearms parts replacement outf it is a virtual “warehouse” of replica gun parts for mounted shooters! Anyone who does any amount of shooting knows that you must keep your firearms in clean, working condition and if you use your guns enough, sooner or later, you are probably going to have to replace some parts. Cowboy mounted shooters, like shooters in any other competitive sport must keep their “hardware” in top working order to be successful in their game. Here’s a company that suits your pistols—and your rifle too! In the past, finding replacement parts for today’s replica guns has often been difficult, but thanks to VTI Replica Gun Parts, you can keep your sixguns and longarms blazing away! VTI Replica Gun Parts is a company that is totally dedicated to supplying today’s shooters with virtually every part imaginable (excluding gun frames) for modern-made Italian-import replica firearms. While most importers stock a selection of gun parts for their products, and some local dealers may stock certain components for replica arms, there really hasn’t been one central “warehouse,” so to speak, of replica gun parts for the cowboy mounted shooter, cowboy action competitor and replica gun enthusiast in general. VTI doesn’t sell any finished firearms; rather they exist solely as a parts replacement facility for the

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Italian replicas. They are currently the largest and most exclusive source of Uberti parts, along with an extensive selection of Pietta, Pedersoli and ArmiSport parts, as well as a small inventory of Armi San Marcos gun components. VTI has such an extensive inventory of cowboy gun parts that they tell me most orders can be shipped within 24 hours. In the event that they don’t have the part you need in stock, they will personally phone you when it does come in to confirm your order. So, regardless of whether you need a replacement cylinder for a Uberti-import 1873 Colt SAA clone or parts for one of the Italian-made lever-action rifles, a cylinder bolt pin for their 1875 Remington repro, a trigger screw for a Pietta 1858 Stainless Remington revolver, or almost any part for any of the dozens of replicas that have been manufactured, chances are VTI will have it, or can get it. Some of these parts can be utilized in original arms as well, depending on make and model. I’ve used VTI’s service and can attest to their quality and integrity. They are constantly adding new parts to their line, so if you are looking for replacement parts for your replica guns, you should consider saddling up with VTI. Remember, the smallest faulty component can keep you from winning that buckle! For more details on their complete line of firearms components, write to VTI Replica Gun Parts, Dept. CMSA, P.O. Box 509, Lakeville, CT 06039, or call 1860-435-8068, www.vtigunparts.com.

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SCRIBBLED FROM ATOP A RUNNIN’ HORSE by Phil Spangenberger

COLT’S BISLEY MODEL—THE TARGET REVOLVER THAT RODE THE RANGE

This rakish, turn of the century single action was designed as a target gun, but also became an efficient sidearm in the twilight of the Wild West.

Colt’s target version single action’s spectacular performances in England’s famous shooting matches, held at Bisley Common in the late 19th century, led to the company’s renaming the revolver the “Bisley” Model. The gun was quickly accepted by many of the best-known target shooters of the period, and later achieved fair popularity as a defensive sidearm, especially in the American southwest and Mexico. A circa 1906, 4 ¾-inch barreled .44-40 Bisley, originally shipped to Tucson, Arizona is shown here with memorabilia from that era. Author’s collection.

A number of today’s cowboy mounted shooters prefer using the Bisley model single actions, or at least single–action revolvers with the turned-down Bisley-styled hammers, yet I’d bet that most of them have no idea why or even when this type of single action was designed. Originally a Coltdesigned sixgun, this sleek-looking revolver traces its beginnings to the closing decades of the 19th century, when the sport of target shooting was reaching a peak in popularity and many firearms companies were introducing target versions of their guns. In 1888, in response to the demands of handgun marksmen of the day, Colt Firearms introduced their “Special Target” revolver. This new single-action, now known as the “Flattop,” was merely a variation of the standard 1873 Peacemaker Single Action Army (SAA) that had

been improved for target shooting (not allowed in mounted shooting). However, targeting enthusiasts still cried out for more improvements. Working closely with serious targeteers, Colt redesigned the Flattop target revolver and, in 1894, introduced their “Special Target” revolver. The very first of these new, and different looking flattop, targetsighted handguns were shipped to Colt’s London agency. This latest model’s spectacular performances in England’s famous target matches, held at Bisley Common, led to Colt’s renaming the revolver the “Bisley” Model. The gun was quickly accepted by many of the best-known target shooters of the period. While some marksmen still clung to their standard-framed Flattop SAs, The Bisley, with its redesigned frame quickly eclipsed the older target revolver, ultimately

leading to the Standard Frame Flattop’s discontinuance. The Bisley’s unique grip and modified frame design was incorporated into the revolver to reduce the tendency of the older standard model Peacemaker to “ride up” in the shooter’s hand in recoil (of course using live ammunition, not mounted shooting blanks). This reduction of movement allowed the shooter to maintain the same hand position on the sixgun’s stock from shot to shot—an important feature to a target shooter. Although this did increase the felt recoil, this was of little concern to target competitors. The Bisley’s distinctive low, wide hammer spur allowed shooters to cock the revolver with a minimum of movement of the hand position— another critical factor to a target competitor. It was not designed—as some modern shooters may think— to accommodate smaller hands. Additionally, a wider, sometimes checkered trigger with an increased curvature was also added to the Bisley to help improve shooting. The perfected target competitor’s trigger was then housed in a larger trigger guard. By marrying these refinements with painstakingly finely polished internal parts, such as sears, bolt cams, hammer notches and other small parts, along with adding a new, improved mainspring, the Bisley proved to be a fine revolver and went on to win numerous championships in the world of target competition. Within a very short time the Bisley model was produced in both standard frame (of Bisley configuration, but similar to the famed Peacemaker—

this is the model that today’s replicas copy) and target flattop versions in a variety of chamberings, including the most popular calibers of the day, including .32-20, .38-40, .41 Colt, .44-40, and .45 Colt. Due to the gun’s popularity with target shooters, small numbers of Bisleys were chambered for rounds like the .32 Colt, .32 S&W, .38-44, .38 S&W Special, .44 S&W Russian, .450 Eley and .455 Eley, to name a few, but are quite rare today. One .44 and two .45 smoothbore models – Continued on page 54

Despite being a souvenir photo from the famed Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Wild West Show, this 1909 image, entitled “The Belle of the Ranch,” serves to illustrate the Bisley’s presence around the turn of the 19th -20th centuries, as a Western sidearm… however this lovely lass better shove her sixshooter further into her holster if she intends to keep it! Author’s collection.

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WRANGLER COMMITTEE UPDATE ADDITIONAL CONES, LEAD LINES AND OTHER QUESTIONS ANSWERED I’ve received several questions from parents and match officials since our last update and one thing that seems to be consistent is that some people are still confused about the Wrangler cones (the additional ones we place to mark a path for the Wranglers) as well as the penalties for the Wranglers. The cones are used to mark a path so that ALL the Wranglers, Open and Limited, use the same path and no one has an advantage of “short cuts” that others may not have figured out yet. They’ll pick up those habits as they progress within our sport. They’re also used to make sure the Wrangler concentrates more on control than on speed. Again, speed is something that comes along with time and

practice. Matches are NOT the place to practice, but rather the place where all their hard work and practice pays dividends with precision horse handling, as well as better times. The penalties are the same for the Wranglers as for the numbered classes. If the Wrangler director for a match sets a gate in the pattern (that may not be part of the course design for the numbered classes), the Wranglers have to follow that path. If they miss a gate, it’s a 10-second procedural. If they knock over a gate cone, it’s a 5-second penalty. These calls CAN be appealed, but rarely are since gates are easy to call and they are NOT subjective. Either the Wrangler passed through the gate or they did not. Either they knocked over a gate cone or, it’s still standing in the arena. The ONLY calls that can NOT be appealed are the “hit or miss” calls by the Range Master related to the Wrangler pointing at a target or not. It’s the same in baseball. The umpire calls balls or strikes, you may yell that you don’t like the strike zone the umpire has defined but, his call is final! Please remember, even though there is usually a Wrangler director at each match, that individual is NOT the match director and neither is the Range Master. If you disagree with a call, please do NOT confront either of these two. Please follow our established guidelines and talk to the Match Director about any issues you may have.

Question: Do Wranglers have to wear the eye and ear protection while riding? Answer: NO, they do not and in fact, we would discourage Wranglers from wearing hearing protection while riding since many times at matches, we’ve seen Wranglers get turned around in a course (happens in the numbered classes as well) and need some coaching from those in the arena. The ear and eye protection is required ONLY when the Wrangler is standing and shooting their balloons. Question: Is a lead line allowed at a match? Answer: This is NOT up to the Wrangler director. This is up to the Match Director and in many instances cannot be allowed during a championship match. A lead line contestant automatically is given a 60-second run.

That’s all the space we have for now. Thank you to all of those who have called or sent me questions concerning the Wranglers. If you have a question, concern or a suggestion, please contact me at mountedgf@yahoo. com or on my cell at: (281)686-6827.

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Better known as “Cornbread and Peaches” throughout the Southeast, little 8-year-old cutie Kayla Lewallen rides her pony to victory, finishing the 2009 season as Limited Wrangler National High Points Champions. Kayla makes sure that Peaches gets most of the credit as she did the majority of the work.

credit to her young name already! Our Wrangler for this issue is not only an experienced mounted shooter but an aspiring actress as well. Kayla Lewallen is the daughter of Mike (M5) and Sabrina (L4) Lewallen from North Carolina. Kayla is 8 years old and entering her fourth year as a Limited Wrangler in CMSA. This young Cowgirl loves the sport and it shows! She frequently travels to shoots with her parents and older brother, Trevor, an M1. Kayla has been riding since

Likable and well mannered, Kayla often displays a willing attitude, lending a hand with the matches, as this photo reveals, running balloons or doing whatever she can to help when possible to make a match run smoothly.

the age of 3. When she first began as a Wrangler, she was led through the courses by mom, dad, or anyone willing to lend a hand. It wasn’t long before she figured it out and she could ride her pony, Miss Pickle through the course without assistance. She soon decided that she wanted to go faster and moved to her second pony that most people know, Peaches. The dynamic duo, (better known as Cornbread and Peaches throughout the Southeast) finished the 2009 season as Limited Wrangler National High Points Champions. Kayla makes sure that Peaches gets most of the credit as she did the majority of the work. Kayla will tell you that there’s nothing like the bond between a horse and rider. At such a young age, she understands this more than most adults. She’s the first person to the barn every day and the last one to finish riding. She also lends a hand with the matches, as you may see her running balloons or doing whatever she can to help when possible. She recently told her mom and dad that she wanted to see what she could do on a big horse; so she has moved up to her paint horse, Little Joe. The two of them are off to a great start. They are currently leading the Wrangler Points. In addition to CMSA, Kayla’s second passion is acting. She’s definitely a natural that was lucky enough to land a lead child role in the soon to be released movie, Red Dirt Rising. I asked Kayla what she likes about CMSA, and she replied “I love spending time with my horses and hanging out with my friends and family.” Keep an eye on this up and coming young lady. If you don’t see her in an arena somewhere near you, you may very well see her on the silver screen and you can say, “I knew her when……”. She is one of the sweetest and well mannered children this Wrangler Committee Chairman has had the good fortune to meet. The Wranglers are the future of our sport and with children like this, and many others just like her, CMSA’s future looks very bright. 888-960-0003 | April/May 2010

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RIFLE committee update

THE 2010 SEASON IS LEVERING OFF TO A GREAT START! Matt Sronce Rifle Committee Chairman

The CMSA Classic events have started the year 2010. The Classics follow the alphabet- “A” is for Atlantic Coast Classic, “D” – Desert Classic and “L” –Lazy E Classic. The Atlantic Coast Classic held mid February in Florida had the implementation of the new rifle format. All rifle competitors were lever-action shooters with five in the Limited group and 10 in the Open competition. After two stages, the top Limited shooter was Jerry Jacobs and one of the voices of CMSA, our esteemed announcer Denny Chapman, who shot clean to be on top of the Open division. These two shooters, along with

eight others, advanced to the Finals in the Starline Saturday Night Showcase, with this writer winning it by shooting clean. Heading west, the Desert Classic saw the first class of Revolving rifle with three competitors, as well as the Lever Action class with 14 shooters. At the end of two stages, the Revolving rifle had James Best taking the Limited and Bob Ostrenga in the Open. The Lever Action shooters saw Doug Rogers top the Limited group and Dan Byrd taking the Open spot. These four men and six more competed in the Friday night showcase with Jerry Bestpitch

shooting clean for the win. Taylor’s and Co. is the title rifle sponsor for the 2010 year and has presented the winners of the two Classics with their new revolving rifle. The Limited and Open divisions of the rifle competition, as well as the separation of the revolving rifle and lever-action shooters in the preliminaries, has been well received by shooters. The rifle competitions/jackpots are also being incorporated into many of the local matches and are bringing added excitement to these matches. Sign up is now available for the Nationals. Remember you can enter both the Revolving and the Lever Action classes. If you have any questions regarding the new rifle formats, please check the rulebook or call me at 830857-6530. My email address is matthew_sronce @hotmail.com. I want to commend our rifle shooters for a job well done and thank our generous sponsor Taylor’s & Co. for starting the Rifle competition on a great note in 2010.

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Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association 2010 CMSA National Championship 4/14/2010 4 Days Tunica Arena & Expo Center Tunica MS 2410 New Lewisburg Hwy Columbia TN 38401 888-960-0003 office@cmsaevents.com Western Washington Mounted Shooters Spring Shoot at Sultan 4/18/2010 1 Day CAP Frams Sultan WA 22022 89th St NE Granite Falls WA 98252 425890-7760 maxf2@verizon.net Roy Rogers Rangers RANGERS ROUNDUP 4/18/2010 1 Day Moreno Valley Equestrian Center Moreno Valley CA 32015 Contour Ave Nuevo CA 92567 951-928-4601 jhendrick1@earthlink. net Indiana Mounted Regulators Noble Co Saddle Club Saturday 4/24/2010 2 Days Noble County Saddle Club Albion IN 11331 S 700 E South Whitley IN 46787 260-839-0101 cmsa3152@ yahoo.com

Oklahoma Territory Mounted Shooting Assoc Cherokee Showdown 4/24/2010 1 Day Alfalfa County Fairgrounds Arena Cherokee OK PO Box 105 Nicoma Park OK 73066405-769-5126 circlec. oc@sbcglobal.net 1st Ohio C.M.S.A. Back in the Saddle Again III 4/24/2010 1 Day T Bowling Arena Ross OH 3398 McLean Rd Franklin OH 45005 937-673-4710 1STOHIO@GMAIL.COM Slap Out Outlaws Central Texas Shootout 4/24/2010 1 Day Monney Holloway Arena Hubbard TX PO Box 45 Hubbard TX 76648254-580-3194 tbartranch@hotmail.com Indiana Mounted Regulators Noble Co Saddle Club Sunday 4/25/2010 1 Day Noble County Saddle Club Albion IN 11331 S 700 E South Whitley IN 46787 260-839-0101 cmsa3152@yahoo.com Colorado Mounted Thunder The Good the Bad and the Ugly Shoot 4/25/2010 1 Day Walk A Mile Arena Avondale CO 15388 S Perry Park Rd Larkspur CO 80118 719-251-4177 treepony@aol. com 1st Virginia CMSA New Riders Clinic & Shoot 2 4/25/2010 1 Day Calf Pasture Farms Louisa VA 9901 Turleytown Rd Singers Glen VA 22850 540-833-5205 acotto@shentel.net Tennessee Ridge Runners Shootin Sunday 4/25/2010 1 Day Mcpherson Quarter Horse Arena Bristol TN 340 Oklahoma Rd Telford TN 37690 423753-6046 deerridge@naxs.com Texas Smokin' Guns Central Texas Shootout 4/25/2010 1 Day Mooney Holloway Arena Hubbard TX 231 La Costa Cir Weatherford TX 76088-2208 817-368-0627 louisciferni@uwmail. com

MAY Columbia Basin Mounted Shooters North Pacific Regional Shoot 5/1/2010 2 Days Umatill County Fair Grounds Hermiston OR PO Box 1681 Hermiston OR 97838 541-571-1153 cgriggs@eotnet.net Custer's Cowboys WB Winter Shoot 5/1/2010 1 Day WB Ranch Swanton OH 3341 E Marshall Road Elsie MI 48831 989-224-6745 rbarc@earthlink.net Peach State Mounted Shooters Association Guns and Horses Double Points 5/1/2010 1 Day Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center Gaiinesville GA 7429 Hwy 53 Braselton GA 30517 770-5193389 robbie@hendersonlandsurveying.com Arizona Cowboy Mounted Shooters Association May Day Mayhem Jackpot 5/1/2010 1 Day Ben Avery Mounted Shooting Arean Phoenix AZ PO Box 10998 Glendale AZ 85318 520-6616464 olsondm@us.ibm.com Texas Mounted Shooters Owens shootout and fishing 5/1/2010 1 Day owens arena manor TX 10201 Lone Star Rd Washington TX 77880-5027 MLTRanch1@hotmail.com Wyoming Rough Riders May Day Practice For Points 5/1/2010 1 Day Wyoming State Fairgrounds Douglas WY PO Box 252 Lusk WY 82225 307-3400537 dharty@vcn.com Custer's Cowboys WB Winter Shoot 5/2/2010 1 Day WB Ranch Swanton OH 3341 E Marshall Road Elsie MI 48831 989-224-6745 rbarc@earthlink.net Peach State Mounted Shooters Association Southern Rebel Roundup Double Points 5/2/2010 1 Day Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center Gaiinesville GA 7429 Hwy 53 Braselton GA 30517 770-519-3389 robbie@hendersonlandsurveying.com

Colorado Mounted Thunder Prairie Wars 4/24/2010 1 Day Walk A Mile Arena Avondale CO 15388 S Perry Park Rd Larkspur CO 80118 719-251-4177 treepony@aol.com

Columbia Basin Mounted Shooters Farm City Showdown 4/30/2010 1 Day Umatilla County Fair Grounds Hermiston OR PO Box 1681 Hermiston OR 97838 541571-1153 cgriggs@eotnet.net

1st Virginia CMSA New Riders Clinic & Shoot 4/24/2010 1 Day Calf Pasture Farms Louisa VA 9901 Turleytown Rd Singers Glen VA 22850 540-833-5205 acotto@shentel.net

Custer's Cowboys WB Winter Shootout 4/30/2010 1 Day WB Ranch Swanton OH 3341 E Marshall Road Elsie MI 48831 989-224-6745 rbarc@earthlink.net

Missouri Big Irons Drop the Hammer in DuQuoin II 5/2/2010 1 Day DuQuoin State Fairgrounds DuQuoin IL 1265 Old Cadet Rd Boone Terre MO 63628 573-701-2554 pcain@parklandtrailer.com

Missouri Rawhide Mounted Shooters RUN WITH THE BIG DOGS 4/24/2010 1 Day Butlers Arena Oak Grove MO PO Box 641 Oak Grove MO 64075 ljkerns@ tripleacres.com

Illinois Renegades Drop the hammer in duquoin 2010 4/30/2010 1 Day DuQuoin State Fairgrounds DuQuoin IL 20 Empire Dr Belleville IL 62220 618-233-4066 bholtzman@ holtzman-bechtel.com

Arizona Cowboy Mounted Shooters Association May Day no Frill 5/2/2010 1 Day Ben Avery Mounted Shooting Arean Phoenix AZ PO Box 10998 Glendale AZ 85318 520-661-6464 olsondm@ us.ibm.com

1st State Shooters No Compromises 4/24/2010 1 Day Levers Arena Greewood DE 543 Hickman Road Greenwood DE 19950 302-349-4082 1ststateshooters@aol.com

Colorado Regulators Byers Rendezvous 4/30/2010 1 Day Quint Valley Byers CO 40940 Tapadero Cir Elizabeth CO 80107-9215 303-646-3947 dakotaplains1@msn.com

California Range Riders Deadman's Walk 5/8/2010 2 Days Kirkman Arena Livermore CA 2480 Day Road Gilroy CA 95020 408-710-1616 oldbuckaroo7@ aol.com

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Sin City Mounted Shooters Southwest Border Wars 5/8/2010 1 Day Red Rock Arena Blue Diamond NV 7045 Schirlls Street Las Vegas NV 89118 702-3552717 jostrov@cox.net Missouri Rawhide Mounted Shooters ONE HOT MAMA 5/8/2010 1 Day Frick Park Arena Oak Grove MO PO Box 641 Oak Grove MO 64075 ljkerns@tripleacres.com Northern Ohio Outlaws Mama's Out Shootin 1 5/8/2010 1 Day Wayn County Fair Grounds Wooster OH 4195 Township Road 111 Mt Gilead OH 43338 419-947-9679 jmfjudy@hotmail.com

Lone Star Regulators Forts Days #1 5/8/2010 1 Day Ft. Worth Stockyards outside Ft. Worth TX 3401 Lipan Hwy Granbury TX 760484138 817-279-6775 spankymike@ itexas.net New Mexico Territory Cowboy Mounted Shooters WSH Vaqueros Spring Fling 5/8/2010 2 Days Pete V. Domenici Arena Las Cruces NM 1600 SE Main Street Suite F Roswell NM 88201 575-6231133 tgw@plateautel.net Montana Misfits Spring Roundup 5/8/2010 1 Day Roundup Fairgrounds Roundup MT PO Box 933 Roundup MT 59072-6923 406-323-3150 dale@ midrviers.com Broken Spoke Mounted Posse Thunder on the Prairie 5/8/2010 1 Day Marion Co Fairgrounds Palmyra MO 2165 N 2100th Ave Camp Point IL 62320 217242-5696 sucase@adams.net Old Pueblo Peacemakers Spur Of The Moment 1 5/8/2010 1 Day Tucson Equestrian Center Tucson AZ 4330 W Mesquital Del Oro Tucson AZ 85742 520-744-2606 calamityjune@dishmail.net The Carolina Outlaws Shootout at the Ark 5/8/2010 1 Day Why Not an American Ark Monroe NC 6536 Kennedy Rd. Trinity NC 27370 336-442-2198 mlewallen1@triad.rr.com Northern Ohio Outlaws Mama's Out Shootin 2 5/9/2010 1 Day Wayne County Fair Grounds Wooster OH 4195 Township Road 111 Mt Gilead OH 43338 419-947-9679 jmfjudy@hotmail.com

Lone Star Regulators Forts Days 2 5/9/2010 1 Day Ft. Worth Stockyards Outdoor Arena Ft. Worth TX 3401 Lipan Hwy Granbury TX 76048-4138 817-279-6775 spankymike@itexas.net Old Pueblo Peacemakers Spur Of The Moment 2 5/9/2010 1 Day Tucson Equestrian Center Tucson AZ 4330 W Mesquital Del Oro Tucson AZ 85742 520-744-2606 calamityjune@dishmail.net


The Carolina Outlaws Spring Shootout 5/9/2010 1 Day Why Not an American Ark Monroe NC 6536 Kennedy Rd. Trinity NC 27370 336-442-2198 mlewallen1@triad.rr.com

Illiana Rangers Greencastle Shootout 5/16/2010 1 Day Putnam Co Fairgrounds Greencastle IN RR1 Box 148A Jasonville IN 47438 812-847-8772 president@illianarangers.com

Elk River CMSA Outlaws Spring Shootout I 5/15/2010 1 Day Lincoln County Horseman's Association Arena Fayetteville TN 10722 Chestnut Ridge Rd Lynchburg TN 37388 931-632-0093 jenniferkey@gmail.com

CMSA of Arkansas Spring Fest 2 5/16/2010 1 Day Hurleys Arena CLarksville AR PO BOX 159 Van Buren AR 72957 501-269-0825 cwilsemial@ gmail.com

Westernriders Roger´s Area German Championship 5/15/2010 2 Days Roger´s Area Doerpstraat 1 Boklund Dörpstraat 1 Boklund Germany 24848 Roger.Rahn@t-online.de

Missouri Big Irons Raisin' Cain at the Cain's 5/15/2010 1 Day Cain Ranch Bonne Terre MO 1265 Old Cadet Rd Boone Terre MO 63628 573-7012554 pcain@parklandtrailer.com

Montana's Wild Bunch May Pay Day shoot 5/16/2010 1 Day Wild Bunch Arena Gateway MT PO Box 93 Gallatin Gateway MT 59730 406-763-4456 suzybeau@q.com Minnesota Mounted Shooters Association Broken Bit Shootout 5/16/2010 1 Day Broken Bit Arena Braham MN 10910 323rd Ave Princeton MN 553713513 612-867-0603 cmsamn@hotmail.com

South Carolina CMSA Saturday Shoot Out 5/15/2010 1 Day Double J Arena Pendleton SC 501 Tripp St Williamston SC 29697 864-554-4360 jclint38@ yahoo.com

Florida Peacemakers CMSA Inc Blazin Bullets Shoot Out II 5/16/2010 1 Day Jackson County Agriculture Center Marianna FL PO Box 967 Zellwood FL 32798 407-9470478 president@flapeacemakers.com

1st State Shooters Pony Express 5/15/2010 1 Day Levers Arena Greenwood DE 543 Hickman Road Greenwood DE 19950 302-349-4082 1ststateshooters@aol.com

Northern Illinois Outlaws SNIFFIN' THE HANGMAN'S BREATH 5/22/2010 1 Day Amber Sun Acres Malta IL 4772 McGirr Rd Shabbona IL 60550 815-824-2595 info@northernillinoisoutlaws.com

Iowa CMSA River City Shoot Day 1 5/15/2010 1 Day North iowa Fairgrounds Arena Mason City IA PO Box 603 Shell Rock IA 50670 515-7080221 jlgates@butler-bremer.com

1st Virginia CMSA Mid-Atlantic Regional 5/22/2010 1 Day Lexington Horse Center Lexington VA 9901 Turleytown Rd Singers Glen VA 22850 540-833-5205 acotto@shentel.net

Illiana Rangers Greencastle shootout 5/15/2010 1 Day Putnam Co Fairgrounds Greencastle IN RR1 Box 148A Jasonville IN 47438 812-847-8772 president@illianarangers.com

Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros Following The Vaquero Trail 5/22/2010 2 Days Ashtabula County Fairgrounds Jefferson OH 6421 Barrett Rd Geneva OH 44041 440-474-9801 gun00007@ windstream.net

CMSA of Arkansas Spring Fest 5/15/2010 1 Day Hurleys Arena CLarksville AR PO BOX 159 Van Buren AR 72957 501269-0825 cwilsemial@gmail.com Florida Peacemakers CMSA Inc Blazin Bullets Shoot Out I 5/15/2010 1 Day Jackson County Agriculture Center Marianna FL PO Box 967 Zellwood FL 32798 407-9470478 president@flapeacemakers.com Elk River CMSA Outlaws Spring Shootout II 5/16/2010 1 Day Lincoln County Horseman's Association Arena Fayetteville TN 10722 Chestnut Ridge Rd Lynchburg TN 37388 931-632-0093 jenniferkey@gmail.com Iowa CMSA River City Shoot Day 2 5/16/2010 1 Day North Iowa Fairgrounds Arena Mason City IA PO Box 603 Shell Rock IA 50670 515-7080221 jlgates@butler-bremer.com

Tennessee CMSA TnCMSA Double Point Shoot 5/22/2010 1 Day HyderBurks Agricultural Pavilion Cookeville TN 10 Gingerbread Rd Petersburg TN 37144 931-433-7756 denagentry@ hotmail.com Blazin' Cajun Mounted Shooters Louisiana State Championship 5/22/2010 2 Days Beauregard Parish Civic Center Arena Deridder LA P.O. Box 57 Scott LA 70583 337-319-1339 CHADDAD1969@ YAHOO.COM Massachusetts Six Shooters Battle for the Ranch Day 1 5/22/2010 1 Day Round Tuit Ranch Enfield CT 137 Westford Rd Tyngsboro MA 1879 978-7262086 hrsesnguns@yahoo.com Connecticut Renegades Battle for the Ranch 5/22/2010 2 Days Round Tuit Ranch Enfield CT 45 Kelly Lane Granby CT 6035 860-558-7484 Hossshuer@ aol.com

Illinois Renegades & Missouri Big Irons present

“Drop the Hammer in DuQuoin” 2010 Illinois State Fairgrounds – DuQuoin Illinois Friday, Saturday & Sunday April 30th - May 2nd, 2010 Friday, April 30th 10am – 3pm • Jimmy Allen Shooting Clinic • 2 Stages with Ammo provided • Limited to first 20 paid participants • Cost $75. Drawing to win $200 Stainless Steel Budweiser Cooler! Friday, April 30th 6:30 pm • Colt Eliminator • Versa-Horse Championship - Cost $40 • 1 Mounted Shooting Stage; 1 Barrel Race Stage; 1 Pole Bending Stage. Total score from all three events. • No gender split • CMSA 1-3 Limited Class • CMSA 4-6 Pro Class • 3 places paid each class Saturday, May 1st 12 Noon Start • The Illinois Renegades Present Drop the Hammer in DuQuoin 2010

• DWPQ / 4 Stages / $85 • 40% Straight Payback • $10 Stage 3D Jackpots • Rifle Jackpot $50 Entry Fee / 2 Stages / 40% payback / Limited and Open Classes Sunday, May 2nd 9am • Cowboy Church with Randy Gunn Sunday, May 2nd 10:30 am • Missouri Big Irons Present Drop the Hammer in DuQuoin II 2010 • DWPQ / 4 Stages / $85 • 40% Straight Payback • $10 Stage Jackpots Stalls and Camping Available. No tie-outs or porta-pens. Stalls $20/Night • Camping $15/Night • Shavings Available $7.50/bag

COVERED ARENA RAIN OR SHINE! Contact the Illinois Renegades or Missouri Big Irons Karah Cain 573-631-3143 • cain.ranch@yahoo.com Call Bill Holtzman @ 800-533-5283 or visit

WWW.ILLINOISRENEGADES.COM

Missouri Big Irons present

5 State Border Challenge I & II Saturday & Sunday July 24th & 25th, 2010 DuQuoin Illinois

FRIDAY, JULY 23rd 2010 6:30 PM Illinois Renegades Friday Night Colt Eliminator 2 Rounds, $50 Entry Fee & Jackpots, 3 classes, CMSA 1-2; 3-4; 5-6 Top 5 in each class return for final round

SATURDAY, JULY 24th 2010 12:00 PM DWPQ, $85 Entry, $10 Wrangler, $10 Jackpots for all 4 Stages Stalls $40/weekend, RV $15/night, $7 shavings

SUNDAY, JULY 25th 2010 9:00 AM Cowboy Church 10:00 AM DWPQ, $85 Entry, 10 Wrangler, $10 jackpots for all 4 stages Shoot Director: Karah Cain For more information please contact: Karah Cain: 573 631 3143 cain.ranch@yahoo.com David Miller: 573 756 8608 feedboy1@hotmail.com

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The Island Long Riders Battle for the Ranch 5/22/2010 2 Days Roundtuit Ranch Enfield CT 381 Carnation Dr Farmingdale NY 11735 516-610-8166 joe@islandlongriders.com

Mounted Justice BORDER WARS - WI 5/29/2010 3 Days Mueller's Arena Monfort WI N33611 Woqckik Lonsalla Rd Arcadia WI 54612 414-213-9587 board@mountedjustice.com

California Range Riders High Noon 6/5/2010 2 Days Penn Valley Rodeo Penn Valley CA 2480 Day Road Gilroy CA 95020 408-710-1616 oldbuckaroo7@aol.com

Kansas CMSA Prairie Rose Stampede 5/22/2010 1 Day Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Benton KS 10759 E 101st N Valley Center KS 67147 316-755-5966 happytrails@hughes.net

Bama Bandits Bandit Memorial Celebration Continued 5/30/2010 1 Day Fayette County Multipurpose Complex Fayette AL 1601 Honeycutt Rd Remlap AL 35133 205-680-6468 info@bamabandits.com

Missouri Mounted Shooters Summer Showdown 6/5/2010 1 Day Skip-n-EZ Ranch Hawk Point MO PO Box 5 Troy MO 63379 314-780-4211 wandersee3@aol.com

Tennessee CMSA TnCMSA Double Point Shoot 5/23/2010 1 Day HyderBurks Agricultural Pavilion Cookeville TN 10 Gingerbread Rd Petersburg TN 37144 931-433-7756 denagentry@ hotmail.com Kansas CMSA Prairie Rose Stampede Day 2 5/23/2010 1 Day Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Benton KS 10759 E 101st N Valley Center KS 67147 316-7555966 happytrails@hughes.net Colorado Mounted Thunder CO State Championships 5/28/2010 2 Days Crossroads Arena Penrose CO 15388 S Perry Park Rd Larkspur CO 80118 719251-4177 treepony@aol.com Roy Rogers Rangers OLD WEST SHOOTOUT 5/28/2010 3 Days Moreno Valley Equestrian Center Moreno Valley CA 32015 Contour Ave Nuevo CA 92567 951-928-4601 jhendrick1@earthlink. net Bama Bandits Bandit Memorial Celebration 5/29/2010 1 Day Fayette County Multipurpose Complex Fayette AL 1601 Honeycutt Rd Remlap AL 35133 205680-6468 info@bamabandits.com

Colorado Mounted Thunder Mid Mountain Regional Championships 5/30/2010 2 Days Crossroads Arena Penrose CO 15388 S Perry Park Rd Larkspur CO 80118 719-251-4177 treepony@aol.com Tennessee Ridge Runners Shootin' Sunday 5/30/2010 1 Day Mcpherson Quarter Horse Arena Bristol TN 340 Oklahoma Rd Telford TN 37690 423753-6046 deerridge@naxs.com 1st Ohio C.M.S.A. Makin'History 5/30/2010 1 Day Gymkhana Club Arena Cleves OH 3398 McLean Rd Franklin OH 45005 937-673-4710 1STOHIO@ GMAIL.COM Missouri Mounted Shooters I-70 Shootout 5/30/2010 1 Day Cedar Valley Riders Club Ashland MO PO Box 5 Troy MO 63379 314-780-4211 wandersee3@ aol.com Texas Smokin' Guns TSG Saddle Series III 5/30/2010 1 Day Willow Creek Country Club Bridgeport TX 231 La Costa Cir Weatherford TX 76088-2208 817-368-0627 louisciferni@uwmail. com

Riverbottom Shooters RANKIN COUNTY SHOOTOUT 5/29/2010 2 Days RANKIN COUNTY MULTI-PURPOSE BRANDON MS 157 Bill Burnham Mendenhall MS 39114 601-946-4697 steff9725@aol. com

Minnesota Mounted Shooters Association Border Wars 5/30/2010 1 Day Mueller Arena Montfort WI 10910 323rd Ave Princeton MN 55371-3513 612-867-0603 cmsamn@hotmail.com

1st Ohio C.M.S.A. 'Meetin at the Big Miami' 5/29/2010 1 Day Gymkhana Club Arena Miamitown OH 3398 McLean Rd Franklin OH 45005 937-673-4710 1STOHIO@GMAIL.COM

Missouri Rawhide Mounted Shooters I-70 Shootout 5/31/2010 1 Day Cedar Valley Riders Club Arena Ashland MO PO Box 641 Oak Grove MO 64075 ljkerns@tripleacres.com

Show Me Mounted Shooters I-70 Shootout 5/29/2010 3 Days Cedar Valley Riders Club Arena Ashland MO 9885 Splice Creek Dr Prairie Home MO 65068-2309 660-841-5351 george@ echovalleystables.com

Iowa CMSA Border Wars 5/31/2010 1 Day Mueller Arena Montfort WI PO Box 603 Shell Rock IA 50670 515-7080221 jlgates@butler-bremer.com

JUNE Montana Mounted Shooting Assoc 11th Annual Townsend Ranch Grand American 5/29/2010 3 Days Townsend Ranch Darby MT 3278 Standing Bear Road Darby MT 59829 406-821-3749 ranchbusiness@townsendranch.com

Wyoming Rough Riders Silver Cliff Shoot - Wyoming State Finals 6/4/2010 3 Days Niobrara County Fairgrounds Lusk WY PO Box 252 Lusk WY 82225 307-340-0537 dharty@vcn.com

Texas Smokin' Guns TSG Saddle Series II 5/29/2010 1 Day Willow Creek Country Club Bridgeport TX 231 La Costa Cir Weatherford TX 76088-2208 817-3680627 louisciferni@uwmail.com

Illiana Rangers Vigo Shoot 6/4/2010 1 Day Vigo Co. Fair Grounds Terre Haute IN RR1 Box 148A Jasonville IN 47438 812-847-8772 president@illianarangers.com

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Peach State Mounted Shooters Association Lake Lanier Shootout Double Points 6/5/2010 1 Day Chicopee Ag Center Gainesville GA 7429 Hwy 53 Braselton GA 30517 770-519-3389 robbie@hendersonlandsurveying.com Wild Rice PeaceMakers Wild Rice River Shootout I 6/5/2010 1 Day Twin Valley Riders Club Twin Valley MN P.O. Box 242 Twin Valley MN 56584- 218-5848685 gmlund@arvig.net Eastern Iowa CMSA Spring Roundup 6/5/2010 1 Day Briar Hill Monticello IA 24875 225th Street LeClaire IA 52753 563-289-4728 WagnerSW@peoplepc. com Sin City Mounted Shooters The Las Vegas Sands 6/5/2010 2 Days Red Rock Arena Blue Diamond NV 7045 Schirlls Street Las Vegas NV 89118 702-3552717 jostrov@cox.net Massachusetts Six Shooters MA State Shoot 6/5/2010 1 Day Goss Farm Dunstable MA 137 Westford Rd Tyngsboro MA 1879 978-726-2086 hrsesnguns@ yahoo.com Illiana Rangers Vigo Shoot 6/5/2010 1 Day Vigo Co Fair Grounds Terre Haute IN RR1 Box 148A Jasonville IN 47438 812-847-8772 president@illianarangers.com Missouri Mounted Shooters Summer Showdown II 6/6/2010 1 Day Skipn-EZ Ranch Hawk Point MO PO Box 5 Troy MO 63379 314-780-4211 wandersee3@aol.com Peach State Mounted Shooters Association Summer Heat Shootout DWPQ 6/6/2010 1 Day Chicopee Woods Ag Center Gainesville GA 7429 Hwy 53 Braselton GA 30517 770-519-3389 robbie@hendersonlandsurveying.com Wild Rice PeaceMakers Wild Rice River Shootout II 6/6/2010 1 Day Twin Valley Riders Club Twin Valley MN P.O. Box 242 Twin Valley MN 56584- 218584-8685 gmlund@arvig.net Eastern Iowa CMSA Spring Roundup day 2 6/6/2010 1 Day Briar Hill Monticello IA 24875 225th Street LeClaire IA 52753 563-289-4728 WagnerSW@ peoplepc.com Illiana Rangers Vigo Shoot 6/6/2010 1 Day Vigo Co Fair Grounds Terre Haute

IN RR1 Box 148A Jasonville IN 47438 812-847-8772 president@illianarangers.com

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Lazy E Classic Double Down! 6/9/2010 4 Days Lazy E Arena Guthrie OK 2410 New Lewisburg Hwy Columbia TN 38401 888-9600003 office@cmsaevents.com Bama Bandits Bandits Summer Shootout 6/12/2010 1 Day Kirkpatrick Arena Autaugaville AL 1601 Honeycutt Rd Remlap AL 35133 205-680-6468 info@bamabandits.com 1st Virginia CMSA Shoot 'Em Up in Louisa 6/12/2010 1 Day Calf Pasture Farms Louisa VA 9901 Turleytown Rd Singers Glen VA 22850 540-833-5205 acotto@shentel.net Northern Ohio Outlaws Weekend Outlaws1 6/12/2010 1 Day Wayne County Fairgrounds Wooster OH 4195 Township Road 111 Mt Gilead OH 43338 419-947-9679 jmfjudy@hotmail.com Kitsap County Sheriff's Posse Sheriff's Posse Jackpot Shoot #1 6/12/2010 1 Day Silver Spur Arena Bremerton WA 4970 Alpenglow Dr NW Bremerton WA 98312 360-830-9510 rcbattin@msn. com 1st State Shooters Casino Gun Fight 6/12/2010 1 Day Quillen Arena Harrington DE 543 Hickman Road Greenwood DE 19950 302-349-4082 1ststateshooters@aol.com Maine Cowboy Mounted Shooters Maine State Championship 6/12/2010 1 Day Friends of theHollis Equestrian Park North Waterboro ME 6 Lady Pat Dr Biddeford ME 4005 207-282-2821 cowboybill@maine.rr.com Minnesota Mounted Shooters Association Great Lakes Showdown I 6/12/2010 1 Day Dirt Floor Arena Duluth MN 10910 323rd Ave Princeton MN 55371-3513 612-867-0603 cmsamn@ hotmail.com Bama Bandits Bandit Summer Shootout 6/13/2010 1 Day Kirkpatrick Arena Autaugaville AL 1601 Honeycutt Rd Remlap AL 35133 205-680-6468 info@ bamabandits.com 1st Virginia CMSA Shoot 'Em Up in Louisa 2 6/13/2010 1 Day Calf Pasture Farms Louisa VA 9901 Turleytown Rd Singers Glen VA 22850 540-833-5205 acotto@shentel.net Northern Ohio Outlaws Weekend Outlaws 2 6/13/2010 1 Day Wayne County Fairgrounds Wooster OH 4195 Township Road 111 Mt Gilead OH 43338 419-947-9679 jmfjudy@hotmail.com


Missouri Big Irons Gettin' Rowdy at the Rowden's 6/13/2010 1 Day Rowden Ranch Farmington MO 1265 Old Cadet Rd Boone Terre MO 63628 573-701-2554 pcain@parklandtrailer.com Kitsap County Sheriff's Posse Sheriff's Posse Jackpot Shoot #2 6/13/2010 1 Day Silver Spur Arena Bremerton WA 4970 Alpenglow Dr NW Bremerton WA 98312 360-830-9510 rcbattin@msn. com Minnesota Mounted Shooters Association Great Lakes Showdown II 6/13/2010 1 Day Dirt Floor Arena Duluth MN 10910 323rd Ave Princeton MN 55371-3513 612-867-0603 cmsamn@ hotmail.com Montana's Wild Bunch Summer Fun Shoot 6/13/2010 1 Day Wild Bunch Arena Gallatin Gateway MT PO Box 93 Gallatin Gateway MT 59730 406-7634456 suzybeau@q.com Lone Pine Rangers Cabin Fever Shoot 6/18/2010 3 Days Lone Pine Rangers Arena Prineville OR 515315 Madras Hwy Prineville OR 97754 541-4477012 hawkeye@webformixair.com Custer's Cowboys Shootout 1 6/18/2010 1 Day R Bar C Ranch Elsie MI 3341 E Marshall Road Elsie MI 48831 989224-6745 rbarc@earthlink.net Custer's Cowboys Shootout 2 6/19/2010 1 Day R Bar C Ranch Elsie MI 3341 E Marshall Road Elsie MI 48831 989224-6745 rbarc@earthlink.net Missouri Rawhide Mounted Shooters FIRED UP FOR FATHERS DAY 6/19/2010 2 Days Butler Arena Oak Grove MO PO Box 641 Oak Grove MO 64075 ljkerns@ tripleacres.com Florida Peacemakers CMSA Inc Smokin Fathers Day Shoot 6/19/2010 1 Day Southeastern Livestock Pavillion Ocala FL PO Box 967 Zellwood FL 32798 4079470478 president@flapeacemakers. com Alabama CMSA Alabama State Championship 6/19/2010 2 Days Fayette County Mulitpurpose Complex Fayette AL 299 Crown Rd Nauvoo AL 35578 205-924-4013 sixshooter@hughes.net South Carolina CMSA Gun Fight at the Double J 6/19/2010 1 Day Double J Arena Pendleton SC 501 Tripp St Williamston SC 29697 864-554-4360 jclint38@yahoo.com Northwest Mounted Shooters Fairview Stables - Practice for Points 6/19/2010 2 Days Fairview Stables Mead WA PO Box 2826 Post Falls ID 83877 208773-9428 redhorseacres@roadrunner. com

Massachusetts Six Shooters Border Wars 6/19/2010 1 Day Quarter H Farm Sterling CT 137 Westford Rd Tyngsboro MA 1879 978-726-2086 hrsesnguns@ yahoo.com

Northern Illinois Outlaws GHOST RIDER'S SHOOTOUT 6/26/2010 1 Day Amber Sun Acres Malta IL 4772 McGirr Rd Shabbona IL 60550 815-824-2595 info@northernillinoisoutlaws.com

Wild Rice PeaceMakers Lynn Hanson Memorial Shoot I 6/19/2010 1 Day Ornquist Arena Middle River MN P.O. Box 242 Twin Valley MN 56584- 218-5848685 gmlund@arvig.net

Tennessee CMSA TnCMSA Double Point Shoot 6/26/2010 1 Day Wilson County Fairgounds Lebanon TN 10 Gingerbread Rd Petersburg TN 37144 931433-7756 denagentry@hotmail.com

San Joaquin Valley Rangers Duel on the Delta 6/19/2010 2 Days San Joaquin Valley ranger Arena stockton CA 2854 Bixler Rd Brentwood CA 94513-4223 925-382-4959 jkmdsm@pacbell.net

Minnesota Mounted Shooters Association MN State Shoot 6/26/2010 2 Days Itasca County Fairgrounds Grand Rapids MN 10910 323rd Ave Princeton MN 55371-3513 612-867-0603 cmsamn@ hotmail.com

Custer's Cowboys Shootout 3 6/20/2010 1 Day R Bar C Ranch Elsie MI 3341 E Marshall Road Elsie MI 48831 989224-6745 rbarc@earthlink.net

Iowa CMSA IACMSA Clinic and Night Shootout 6/26/2010 1 Day Central Iowa Fairgrounds arena Marshalltown IA PO Box 603 Shell Rock IA 50670 515-7080221 jlgates@butler-bremer.com

The Carolina Outlaws Cold Steel Rhapsody 6/20/2010 1 Day Why Not American Ark Monroe NC 6536 Kennedy Rd. Trinity NC 27370 336-442-2198 mlewallen1@triad.rr.com Wild Rice PeaceMakers Lynn Hanson Memorial Shoot II 6/20/2010 1 Day Ornquist Arena Middle River MN P.O. Box 242 Twin Valley MN 56584- 218-5848685 gmlund@arvig.net Powder River Pistoleros Mountain High CMS Championship 6/20/2010 1 Day Wallowa County Fairgrounds Enterprise OR PO Box 955 La Grande OR 97850 541-910-7784 prp45s@yahoo. com Seven Down Mounted Shooters 7 Downs Double Point 3D 6/24/2010 1 Day Seven Downs Arena Spearfish SD PO Box 699 Spearfish SD 57783 605644-3556 shooters@sevendown.net Indiana Mounted Regulators LaFontaine Saddle Club Eliminator 6/25/2010 1 Day Lafontanine Saddle Club Huntington IN 11331 S 700 E South Whitley IN 46787 260-839-0101 cmsa3152@ yahoo.com Seven Down Mounted Shooters Will Lantis Memorial CMSA Classic 6/25/2010 3 Days Seven Downs Arena Spearfish SD PO Box 699 Spearfish SD 57783 605-644-3556 shooters@sevendown.net Snake River Rangers Outlaw Roundup 6/25/2010 3 Days Garden Valley Arena Garden Valley ID PO Box 15503 Boise ID 15503 208-602-8348 cowtowndave@hotmail.com Indiana Mounted Regulators LaFontaine Saddle Club Saturday 6/26/2010 1 Day Lafontaine Saddle Club Huntington IN 11331 S 700 E South Whitley IN 46787 260-839-0101 cmsa3152@ yahoo.com

The Island Long Riders Gunfight at the Gulch 6/26/2010 1 Day Old Bethpage Village Restoration Old Bethpage NY 381 Carnation Dr Farmingdale NY 11735 516-610-8166 joe@islandlongriders.com Turkey Creek Regulators NE State Champ Shoot Out In THe Heartland 6/26/2010 2 Days Ag. Park Arena Columbus NE 631 N Nance St Osceola NE 68651-4920 402-747-6011 bsiringo@ hotmail.com Broken Spoke Mounted Posse Smokin Guns 6/26/2010 1 Day Marion Co Fairgrounds Palmyra MO 2165 N 2100th Ave Camp Point IL 62320 217-2425696 sucase@adams.net Broken Spoke Mounted Posse Smokin Guns 6/26/2010 1 Day Marion Co Fairgrounds Palmyra MO 2165 N 2100th Ave Camp Point IL 62320 217-2425696 sucase@adams.net Indiana Mounted Regulators LaFontaine Saddle Club Sunday 6/27/2010 1 Day Lafontaine Saddle Club Huntington IN 11331 S 700 E South Whitley IN 46787 260-839-0101 cmsa3152@ yahoo.com Tennessee CMSA TnCMSA Double Point Shoot 6/27/2010 1 Day Wilson County Fairgrounds Lebanon TN 10 Gingerbread Rd Petersburg TN 37144 931-433-7756 denagentry@hotmail. com Iowa CMSA IACMSA Shootin in M'town 6/27/2010 1 Day Central Iowa Fairgrounds arena Marshalltown IA PO Box 603 Shell Rock IA 50670 515-7080221 jlgates@butler-bremer.com Roy Rogers Rangers KING OF THE COWBOYS SHOOTOUT 6/27/2010 1 Day Moreno Valley Equestrian Center Moreno Valley CA 32015 Contour Ave Nuevo CA 92567 951-928-4601 jhendrick1@earthlink.net

JULY California Range Riders Indepence Day Massacre 7/2/2010 2 Days Kirkman Arena Livermore CA 2480 Day Road Gilroy CA 95020 408-710-1616 oldbuckaroo7@aol.com Peach State Mounted Shooters Association Friday Night 3 Stage DWPQ 7/2/2010 1 Day Chicopee Woods Ag Center Gainesville GA 7429 Hwy 53 Braselton GA 30517 770-519-3389 robbie@hendersonlandsurveying.com Peach State Mounted Shooters Association Saturday 4 Stage DWPQ 7/3/2010 1 Day Chicopee Woods Ag Center Gainesville GA 7429 Hwy 53 Braselton GA 30517 770-519-3389 robbie@hendersonlandsurveying.com Eastern Iowa CMSA Star Spangled Shootout 7/3/2010 1 Day Schone's Friendship Farm Milan IL 24875 225th Street LeClaire IA 52753 563-2894728 WagnerSW@peoplepc.com Northern Ohio Outlaws Pistols and Petticoats 1 7/3/2010 1 Day Wayne County Fairgrounds Wooster OH 4195 Township Road 111 Mt Gilead OH 43338 419-947-9679 jmfjudy@hotmail.com Kansas CMSA Chisholm Trail Days 7/3/2010 1 Day Newton Saddle Club Arena Newton KS 10759 E 101st N Valley Center KS 67147 316-755-5966 happytrails@hughes.net Broken Spoke Mounted Posse Independence Shootout 7/3/2010 1 Day Heartland Community Newark MO 2165 N 2100th Ave Camp Point IL 62320 217242-5696 sucase@adams.net Peach State Mounted Shooters Association Southern Pride 7/4/2010 1 Day Chicopee Woods Ag Center Gainesville GA 7429 Hwy 53 Braselton GA 30517 770-519-3389 robbie@hendersonlandsurveying.com Eastern Iowa CMSA Independence Day Blast 7/4/2010 1 Day Schone's Friendship Farm Milan IL 24875 225th Street LeClaire IA 52753 563-289-4728 WagnerSW@peoplepc.com Northern Ohio Outlaws Pistols and Petticoats 2 7/4/2010 1 Day Wayne County Fairgrounds Wooster OH 4195 Township Road 111 Mt Gilead OH 43338 419-947-9679 jmfjudy@hotmail.com Western Washington Mounted Shooters Washington State Championship 7/9/2010 3 Days Goldendale Fairgreounds Goldendale WA 22022 89th St NE Granite Falls WA 98252 425-8907760 maxf2@verizon.net

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Indiana Rough Riders FRIDAY NIGHT BANG 7/9/2010 1 Day RUSHVILLE 4H HORSE PARK RUSHVILLE IN 2257 S St Rd 121 Connersville IN 47331 765561-3148 Mac6gun@gmail.com

Florida Peacemakers CMSA Inc Summer Sizzler Shoot I 7/17/2010 1 Day Ocala Equestrian Center Ocala FL PO Box 967 Zellwood FL 32798 407-9470478 president@flapeacemakers.com

Northern Illinois Outlaws BUZZARD'S BANQUET 7/24/2010 1 Day Amber Sun Acres Malta IL 4772 McGirr Rd Shabbona IL 60550 815-824-2595 info@ northernillinoisoutlaws.com

Indiana Rough Riders AFTER THE FIREWORKS 7/10/2010 1 Day RUSHVILLE 4-H HORSE PARK RUSHVILLE IN 2257 S St Rd 121 Connersville IN 47331 765561-3148 Mac6gun@gmail.com

1st State Shooters Delaware State Championship 7/17/2010 2 Days Levers Arena Greenwood DE 543 Hickman Road Greenwood DE 19950 302-3494082 1ststateshooters@aol.com

1st Virginia CMSA Big Valley ShootOut 7/24/2010 1 Day Calf Pasture Farms Louisa VA 9901 Turleytown Rd Singers Glen VA 22850 540-833-5205 acotto@shentel.net

Montana Misfits Roundup--Where the Cowboys Ride 7/10/2010 2 Days Roundup Fairgrounds Roundup Mt MT PO Box 933 Roundup MT 59072-6923 406-323-3150 dale@midrviers.com

Tennessee CMSA TnCMSA Double Point Shoot 7/17/2010 1 Day HyderBurks Agricultural Pavilion Cookeville TN 10 Gingerbread Rd Petersburg TN 37144 931-433-7756 denagentry@ hotmail.com

Custer's Cowboys Bean Dayz Shootout II 7/24/2010 1 Day Williams County Montpelier OH 3341 E Marshall Road Elsie MI 48831 989-224-6745 rbarc@ earthlink.net

Missouri Mounted Shooters Gun Fight At The Warren County Fair 7/10/2010 1 Day Warren County Fairgrounds Arena Warrenton MO PO Box 5 Troy MO 63379 314-780-4211 wandersee3@ aol.com

Minnesota Mounted Shooters Association Bison Meadows Shootout 7/17/2010 2 Days Bison Meadows Maple Plain MN 10910 323rd Ave Princeton MN 55371-3513 612-867-0603 cmsamn@hotmail.com

Oklahoma Territory Mounted Shooting Assoc Oklahoma State Finals 7/10/2010 2 Days Grady County Fairgrouds Arena Chickasha OK PO Box 105 Nicoma Park OK 73066405-769-5126 circlec. oc@sbcglobal.net

New Mexico Territory Cowboy Mounted Shooters Lake Arthur Double Point 7/17/2010 2 Days Artesia Horse Council Arena Artesia NM 1600 SE Main Street Suite F Roswell NM 88201 575-6231133 tgw@plateautel.net

Wyoming Rough Riders WY/CO Border Wars Shoot 7/10/2010 2 Days Fort Robinson State Park Arena Crawford NE PO Box 252 Lusk WY 82225 307-3400537 dharty@vcn.com

Dakota Territory Mounted Shooters Shootin in The Dakota Territory State Shoot 7/17/2010 2 Days Whiteheads Arena Lennox SD 46423 280th St Lennox SD 57039-5634 605-261-9766 mkkw@iw.net

South Carolina CMSA Cash for GUNS Added Money 7/24/2010 2 Days Double J Arena Pendleton SC 501 Tripp St Williamston SC 29697 864-554-4360 jclint38@yahoo.com

The Island Long Riders Eastward Ho! 7/17/2010 1 Day Hidden Pond Stables Manorville NY 381 Carnation Dr Farmingdale NY 11735 516-610-8166 joe@ islandlongriders.com

Illiana Rangers Fowlerland shoot 7/24/2010 1 Day Gray Acre Ranch Fountaintown IN RR1 Box 148A Jasonville IN 47438 812-847-8772 president@illianarangers.com

Montana's Wild Bunch Rodeo Shootout 7/17/2010 1 Day Headwaters Community Fairgrounds Three Forks MT PO Box 93 Gallatin Gateway MT 59730 406-763-4456 suzybeau@q.com

Colorado Regulators Arapahoe County Fair 7/24/2010 1 Day Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Aurora CO 40940 Tapadero Cir Elizabeth CO 80107-9215 303646-3947 dakotaplains1@msn.com

Dakota Running Irons River City Shootout 7/10/2010 1 Day Chamberlain Rodeo Grounds Chamberlain SD 24809 346th Ave Chamberlain SD 57325 605-734-6016 tralbos@msn.com Indiana Rough Riders SUNDAY MORNING GATHERING 7/11/2010 1 Day RUSHVILLE 4-H HORSE PARK RUSHVILLE IN 2257 S St Rd 121 Connersville IN 47331 765-561-3148 Mac6gun@gmail.com Broken Spoke Mounted Posse Summer Sizzler 7/11/2010 1 Day Lewis Co Fairgrounds Lewistown MO 2165 N 2100th Ave Camp Point IL 62320 217-2425696 sucase@adams.net Colorado Mounted Thunder CO/WY Border Wars 7/11/2010 1 Day Ft. Robinson Crawford NE 15388 S Perry Park Rd Larkspur CO 80118 719-251-4177 treepony@aol.com Missouri Mounted Shooters Feud At The 4-H fair 7/16/2010 1 Day audrain County 4-H Center Mexico MO PO Box 5 Troy MO 63379 314-780-4211 wandersee3@aol.com Powder River Pistoleros Blue Mountain Shootout 7/16/2010 3 Days Elgin Stampede Grounds Elgin OR PO Box 955 La Grande OR 97850 541-910-7784 prp45s@yahoo.com

Florida Peacemakers CMSA Inc Summer SIzzler Shoot II 7/18/2010 1 Day Ocala Equestrian Center Ocala FL PO Box 967 Zellwood FL 32798 407-9470478 president@flapeacemakers.com Tennessee CMSA TnCMSA Double Point Shoot 7/18/2010 1 Day HyderBurks Agricultural Pavilion Cookeville TN 10 Gingerbread Rd Petersburg TN 37144 931-433-7756 denagentry@ hotmail.com

Missouri Big Irons 5 State Border Challenge I 7/24/2010 1 Day DuQuoin State Fairgrounds DuQuoin IL 1265 Old Cadet Rd Boone Terre MO 63628 573-701-2554 pcain@ parklandtrailer.com Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros Sun & Dust Shootout 7/24/2010 2 Days Ashtabula County Fairgrounds Jefferson OH 6421 Barrett Rd Geneva OH 44041 440-4749801 gun00007@windstream.net

Roy Rogers Rangers RED HOT RUNNIN' AND GUNNIN' 7/24/2010 2 Days Moreno Valley Equestrian Center Moreno Valley CA 32015 Contour Ave Nuevo CA 92567 951-928-4601 jhendrick1@ earthlink.net

Missouri Big Irons 5 State Border Challenge II 7/25/2010 1 Day DuQuoin State Fairgrounds DuQuoin IL 1265 Old Cadet Rd Boone Terre MO 63628 573-701-2554 pcain@ parklandtrailer.com Illiana Rangers Fowlerland shoot out 7/25/2010 1 Day Gray Acre Ranch Fountaintown IN RR1 Box 148A Jasonville IN 47438 812-847-8772 president@illianarangers.com

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Northern Illinois Outlaws BUZZARD'S HANGOVER! 7/25/2010 1 Day Amber Sun Acres Malta IL 4772 McGirr Rd Shabbona IL 60550 815-824-2595 info@northernillinoisoutlaws.com

Custer's Cowboys Bean Dayz Shootout 7/23/2010 1 Day Williams County Montpelier OH 3341 E Marshall Road Elsie MI 48831 989-224-6745 rbarc@ earthlink.net

1st Virginia CMSA Big Valley ShootOut 2 7/25/2010 1 Day Calf Pasture Farms Louisa VA 9901 Turleytown Rd Singers Glen VA 22850 540-833-5205 acotto@shentel.net

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The differences between the standard 1873 Colt Single Action and their Bisley model are evident. With the grips removed one can see that the Bisley’s mainspring (bottom) allows for cocking the gun with less pressure and the hammer has a flatter arc to travel. Author’s collection – Continued from page 43

SCRIBBLED FROM ATOP A RUNNIN’ HORSE were also made on special order-probably for Wild West show usage. Like the ’73 Peacemaker, the Bisley was turned out in the Colt standard barrel lengths of 4 ¾, 5 ½, and 7 ½ inches. Specimens with 3, 3 ½, and 4-inch tubes—sans ejectors—were also produced, along with a few in other custom lengths.

For the next two decades, this slicklooking six-shooter was used by cowboys, sportsmen, adventurers, and target shooters alike.The Bisley’s rakish, low profile styling, balance, and superb handling characteristics made it a popular arm—especially in the American southwest and in northern Mexico. California stage robber—later turned Canadian train robber, Bill Miner, better known as the “Grey Fox,” packed a 5 ½-inch Colt Bisley in .41 Colt caliber, and Pancho Villa is said to have owned several throughout his colorful career. Although discontinued in Colt’s advertising in 1912, assembly of Bisley models continued until mid1915, and factory records reveal that guns were shipped as late as November of 1919. The term “hogleg,” which is so often used when referring to the standard Colt Peacemaker, reportedly stems from the old-timer’s nickname for the Bisley’s grip. It’s this distinguishing

feature, coupled with the sixgun’s low hammer-- which reminds one of a dog with its ears back--which adds so much appeal to the profile of this handsome and classic Colt revolver. Today’s shooters can obtain replicas of the Colt Bisley revolvers by a number of companies, including Cimarron Fire Arms, Ruger and Taylor’s & Co. Additionally, EMF and Taylor’s have brought out their own mounted shooting variations of the classic Bisley-styled revolver. EMF’s Great Western II “Pony Express” revolvers offer standardframed single actions, but with a couple of options which include a true Bisley-type hammer. Taylor’s & Co. have introduced their “Runnin’ Iron” six-shooters, made on 1873 SAA frames, and incorporating low profile, non-Bisley, turned-down hammers. If you feel that a brace of Bisley models in any of the traditional Colt-styled replicas, or a pair of any

of the modernized versions are the sixguns for your mounted shooting competition, take a look at the fine offerings of these outfits. They will undoubtedly have a Bisley model to suit you. The sign of a true classic, the Bisley is still around over a full century since its introduction.

One of the most visible variances on the Bisley is its low, wide hammer spur. It allowed shooters to cock the revolver with a minimum of movement of the hand position. This is a critical factor to a target competitor. It was not designed—as some modern shooters think—to accommodate smaller hands. Author’s collection

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AD INDEX Annie Bianco-Ellett ...............................27

National Advisory Board

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Make your concerns and dreams for CMSA known to your Regional National Advisory Board contact. They are they eyes and ears of the CMSA board. E-mail and phone numbers are provided here for your convenience.

B Bar B Wholesale.................................33 Bishop's Trailer Sales .............................57 Black Horse Blanks ...............................58 Cactus Saddlery.....................................55 Cattle Kate ............................................32 Cimarron Firearms ................................29 Circle E Blanks......................................47 CMSAGear.com .......................... 30 & 31 Colt Firearms/AJ Horses.............. 59 & 17 Computerized Cowboy .........................54

NAB CHAIRMAN MID WEST Robert Ruwe Harrison, OH (513) 367-0644 cmsa65@aol.com

NORTH PACIFIC Cindy Griggs Hermiston, OR (541) 571-1153 cgriggs@eotnet.net

MID ATLANTIC Randy Delano Bridgeville, DE (302) 628-8583 rhdo8@aol.com

MID MOUNTAIN Bill Beamon Avondale ,CO (719) 947-3704 bbeamon2@juno.com

MID MOUNTAIN Clint Judkins Tremonton, UT (435) 257-7400 csjudkins@hotmail.com

NORTHEAST Dick Moody New Boston, NH 603-487-3379 rmoody3415@aol.com

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SOUTH EASTERN Scott Allison Rockmart, GA (678) 757-9054 balloonkiller@aol.com

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WESTERN SOUTH CENTRAL Cheryl McLane Tomball, TX (281) 351-1845 happytrails@usa.net

WESTERN SOUTH SOUTH CENTRAL CENTRAL Gary Vickers Don Sronce Manchester, TN Westhoff, TX (931) 580-6627 (830) 236-5325 candy15@bellsouth.net barranch@gvtc.com

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Payson Peterson Matthew Sronce Colorado Committee Chairman (719) 947-0991 Westhoff, TX paysonw@hotmail.com (830) 857-6530

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Mary Pierson Minnesota (262) 677-1380 mjcmsa@charter.net

Joe Whiteley California (805) 581-5772

Dan Byrd Arizona (602) 370-7414 rockindb@hotmail.com

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Introducing Bishop’s Trailer Sales Bishop’s Trailer Sales, family owned and operated by Dave and Martha Bishop for over sixteen years. The Bishop’s are active in the equine industry and are avid horse people themselves, so they know what it takes to make a safe and high quality trailer. Dave and Martha enjoy hunting, fishing, roping, ranch work and trail riding when they’re not serving their many trailer clients nationwide. Always with an eye on quality and performance Bishop’s Trailer Sales has been a Hart dealer for several years and has become one of the leading dealers for Hart Trailers. This growth has come by doing business the old fashioned way – honesty and fair dealing.

Servicing CMSA members needs across the country is job one for Dave and Martha, they have committed to representing Hart at the upcoming Jeffers National Championship, Eastern US Championship and the Hart World in Amarillo, Texas. This will be accomplished by offering nationwide delivery, warranty service, generous trade-in allotments and caring customer service. Find out more about Bishop Trailer Sales online at www. bishopstrailersales.com, call 1-520-883-1137 in Tucson or 480-987-7689 in Apache Junction or call Dave direct at 520-975-8106.

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Bishop’s Trailer Sales has been owned and operated by Dave & Martha Bishop for 16 years. Offering NATIONWIDE delivery, sales and warranty service. Offering the finest Outlaw Conversion to make your Living Quarter a true joy to travel in for years to come. Meet Dave & his friendly, honest and knowledgeable staff at the Jeffers Nationals, Eastern US & Hart World Championships and find out exactly what it means to become part of a family that cares about its customers like family. Stocking a large inventory of bumper pull, stock and full Living Quarters Trailers.

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