14227 E. Rock View Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
The COWBOY MOUNTED SHOOTINGŪ ASSOCIATION (CMSA) is the organization that promotes and provides rules and guidelines for the equestrian sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting. The CMSA also produces major championship competitions, a national newsletter and provides a central communication point for its nationwide membership.
The sport was invented in 1991 in Scottsdale, Ariz., by Jim Rodgers, who later founded the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA). The association claims 109 affiliate clubs around the country with more than 3,000 members.
CMSA is a young, growing organization and as such is always evolving. New classes like the rile and Calvary classes are being added. New for 2005 is the Pro-Competition Card. The Pro-Card creates a top contestant base that competes for cash purses in special events like rodeos, horse show, western festivals, etc.
To get a real understanding about this sport click on this link for the CMSA Rule Book. It is very interesting reading and you will learn all about this great activity.