Horse Podcast Ep 133: Mounted Shooting – Not just for Cowboys!

Mounting shooting the fastest growing and most exciting equestrian sport in the world! Today’s episode takes us inside the world of Cowboy and Cowgirl mounted shooting. Heather speaks with Dora, a local Saskatchewan equestrian adventuress and active member of the Saskatchewan Mounted shooting Club. We will learn all the rules, patterns, the guns they use, and how this community has grown all over the world. If you are looking for a new equestrian sport to try with your horse and meet a great group of people Mounted shooting is right for you.

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Mounted Shooting – Equestrian sport

Mounted Shooting, combining the skills of barrel racing, pole bending, and reining with elements of a wild west show exhibition shooting with two .45 caliber single-action revolvers and black powder blanks. Wow, that’s a mouth full! Mounted shooting is a sport where the competitor shoots ten balloon targets while riding through one of the 70+ challenging courses/ patterns. This is a timed sport in which the competitor who rides the fastest with the least amount of missed targets wins!

Mounted Shooting – who can join?

This sport is open to all levels of riders and breeds of equine, bring your horses, mules donkeys… Each association member enters the sport in their respective class, (Ladies, Mens, Senior Ladies, and Senior Mens) in level 1 up to level 6. You advance up in levels based on a prescribed number of qualifying competition wins.

Your Guest today:

Dora (Canada)

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  • Ballon targets
  • .45 caliber single-action revolver
  • Fastest-growing equine sport
  • Community of riders
  • Pistols, rifles, and shotguns
  • Traditional western style

Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!

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Krystal Kelly is a California girl on a Quest to see every country. She is a professional equestrian adventuress and has worked internationally with horses since 2010. Since then she has worked at professional competition and riding stables in Egypt, Italy, Romania, India and Bhutan! "I love travelling and I love horses and I am very blessed to be able to do both of my passions for a living!" She now has her own company, Krys Kolumbus Travel where she strives to empower women to travel and provides resources, tips and online courses to encourage women to travel SOLO to unique destinations. www.kryskolumbustravel.com www.krystal-kelly.com

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