Dakota Territory Mounted Shooting events
The Dakota Territory Mounted Shooters are pleased to announce their 2012 shooting schedule: On June 30, from 1-5 p.m. and July 1, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., the club will host the South Dakota State Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA) mounted shoot at their home arena in Lennox, SD. This event is open to the public and is free admission. Light concessions are available, but lawnchairs and sunscreen are recommended. Canopies are allowed as well. Cowboy Church will be from 8:30-9 a.m., on Sunday.
Call club President Mardy Gulbrandson, at 605-553-4389 for more information – the arena address is: Whitehead Arena: Gene and Peggy Whitehead; 28052 465th Ave; Lennox, SD 605-647-5105
The cowboys will be dressed in 1890’s era appropriate clothing as they navigate their trained horses on various courses while shooting balloon targets with their .45 caliber pistols. It is fun and exciting for participants and observers. Cowboys from across the state of South Dakota and surrounding areas are competing for cash and prizes as well as points to qualify for the National competition, held each December in Texas.
The Club will also host a shoot August 31, at 1:00 p.m. during the South Dakota State Fair, located in Huron, SD. This will be one of the last qualifying events of the season.
Cowboy mounted shooting remains one of the fastest growing equine events in the country. If you are interested in joining or trying out your hand, the group meets the second Sunday, of each month at Pizza Ranch in Lennox, SD, to plan, and the third Sunday each month at their practice shoots.
Call before you haul, this is an outdoor arena: 605-553-4389. Bring you own horse and your own guns if you have them (single action .45’s). No live rounds! Come join the real cowboy fun!
– Dakota Territory Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association