Contact Us if you would like more information about Cowboy Mounted Shooting and where the next competition will be in 2021/2022.

Memberships are now available. No change in AMSA membership fees for the upcoming season.  Current membership required to practice, and this also requires your current AEF (or equivalent) and PAL.

What is Cowboy Mounted Shooting?

Cowboy Mounted Shooting is a competitive equestrian sport regulated by several international organizations.

We are affiliated with the
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association.

Mounted Shooting requires the riding of a horse to negotiate a shooting pattern where balloon targets are shot with black powder blank ammunition that is certified to break a target balloon within twenty feet.


What's New?

New for 2022!!!!!

AMSA Rising Star Class for new Equine Competitors!

Details are posted at the top of the 'Schedule' page


The preliminary 2022 Schedule is posted

Details of each shoot will be posted as information becomes available

Alberta Mounted Shooters Association

Alberta Mounted Shooters Association is a not for profit Cowboy Mounted Shooting Club based in central to northwestern Alberta.

Alberta Competitive Equestrian Sport

Cowboy Mounted Shooting is a competitive equestrian sport regulated by several international organizations.

Cowboy Mounted Shooting requires skill in both horsemanship and shooting. It is a timed event and time penalties are added to the running time for each course of fire. Most revolver competitions are 3 or 5 stage matches.

Most shotgun and rifle matches consist of two stages. A stage refers to a course of fire or pattern. The match adds the total times (including penalties) from all stages to get a final time result. There are mens and ladies classes, and each gender is also divided into levels. Refer to the CMSA website for more information and answers to many FAQ.

A typical event requires two single action revolvers loaded with five blank-cartridges. Ten targets are arranged in a horseback riding arena. When the competitor is given a go-signal, the rider guides his/her horse across a timer-line and shoots the ten targets.

When all ten targets are shot, the rider returns across the timer line and his/her score is determined and recorded. The raw time of the rider is computed and penalties are added for missed targets or failure to follow the specified course or procedure or knocking over barrels or target stands.


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AMSA Membership

Click HERE for the 2021/2022 membership form.  Current membership required in order for members to practice.

Please mail signed forms, check, and copies of AEF and PAL to: 

AMSA, c/o Donna Osipow

54228 Rge Rd 154, Yellowhead County, AB T7E 3W1

OR email form and e-transfer fees to

PRACTICE GUIDELINES HERE. RCMP guidelines for mounted shooting HERE

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