|Mounted shooting competition comes to Rodeo Rapid City
|Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association|
- January 24, 2017
RAPID CITY, SD - Cowboy Mounted Shooting is one of the fastest growing equestrian sports in the nation and its coming to Rodeo Rapid City during the Black Hills Stock Show.
Mounted shooting contestants compete in this fast action, timed event, using two .45 caliber single action revolvers each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition. Dressed in 1800 western clothing, they do their best to hit all 10 targets since each miss counts as a five second penalty.
Mounted Shooting competitions sanctioned by the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association, Roswell, NM and Dakota Running Irons in Wessington Springs, SD, will be held Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 9:00 am and Friday, February 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and is free to the public.
A Mounted Shooting Shoot Off will also be held Friday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 pm during the PRCA Rodeo Rapid City performance.
Cowboy mounted shooting welcomes any level of rider. With ladies level 1-6, and Men's level 1-6, Cowboy Mounted Shooting has a variety of levels of competition for everyone, ranging from novice levels to the seasoned professional.
The Rodeo Rapid City Shoot Out offers $5000 added money in Overall Men's champion and Overall Women's champion and one "Rodeo Personnel" will have a one run shootout during the rodeo performance on February 3, 2017 for $200. If time permits, there will be one stage of shotgun each day after pistol competition.