Mounted shooting is an exciting competition that tests your riding ability and shooting skills all wrapped up in one. The competitor must navigate through a course of ten targets. The rider must shoot at 5 targets with one gun before re-holstering and pulling out their next gun for the last 5 targets. Targets are balloons and ammunition is black powder blanks for safety. The pistols are single action and .45 caliber. There are different levels for competitors based on age, mounted shooting experience and wins. There is a level for everyone, from the most experienced riders to those just starting out.
The United Mounted Shooters (UMS) is a national mounted shooting organization which was created to promote the sport through its affiliates and members. Our goal is to provide excellent customer service to mounted shooters.