Summer Sizzler CMSA Match - Saturday, July 18, Old Bethany Airport, Bethany, CT
MOUNTED SHOOTING is one of the nation’s fastest growing equestrian sports. Each contestant in this fast action event is equipped with two .45 caliber single action revolvers, each loaded with five rounds of special blank ammunition. Courses of fire are set in a variety of patterns. The first five balloons are set in a random pattern and the last five balloons are set in a straight line known as a rundown. After the shooter has fired the fifth shot he holsters the empty revolver and proceeds to and turns around a barrel at the far end while drawing his second revolver. He then engages the last five balloons on the rundown. Scoring is based on the elapsed time plus a five second penalty for each missed balloon or knocked over barrel. A course of fire can take between 20 and 30 seconds.
The great photo shown above is by Jeanne Lewis Gherardi. See more of her work at www.jeannelewisimages.com and on the CT Renegades - Mounted Shooters facebook page.