Missouri CMSA

Upcoming Events

We provide a place for all mounted shooters to learn, compete and grow in an encouraging, fun setting

The class format of our local events provides an opportunity to start small, compete with others at your same skill level and build on previous skills as you progress through the CMSA levels. 


June Fun Shoot

June 1-2nd, 2024

Join us for two days of chill, fun competition at our home arena! Three stages the first day, two the second day, with low entry fees and an optional ShootPony 4D jackpot.

Lots of other deets coming soon but the real news is we're having a traditional CMSA format shoot in central Missouri again! Compete within your skillset in your class and also get the option of hitting a D slot for payout too. 

Details here. 

Taco Bar Potluck

Gateway to the East(erns)

September 7-8th, 2024

This one is going to be a fun shoot! Two days, each with a separate DWPQ event! Three stages the first day, two the second with a total entry fee of $85 per day and an optional ShootPony 4D jackpot. An overnight venue with a shoot on your way to the CMSA Eastern US Championships, this is gonna be a good low-key event designed to help you get sharp for the big dance! 

Cooper County Fairgrounds is a nice big covered pen with 25 electric hookups for $25 per night first come first serve. Plan to bring generators and portable corrals.

BBQ Potluck

NEW Novice Horse/Rider Class

Offered at all MOCMSA Events

  • Novice entries will not shoot the patterns, simply run them

  • One minute time limit

  • Novice entries will run after shooters on each stage

  • $10 entry per stage

  • CMSA Membership required

  • No main match entry required

  • MM horses may cross over but must enter before shoot starts


Learning Opportunities

Suffice it to say we've seen some stuff  in over 20 years in this sport and we know exactly how to help you not scare the bejeebies out of your horse while becoming a mounted shooter.


Sedalia Clinic

April 20th, 2024

This April Beginner's clinic will be held in Sedalia, MO at the Heartland EQ outdoor arena with an indoor onsite in case of bad weather. This will be a slightly longer clinic geared towards starting you and your horse off right in the sport of mounted shooting. Lunch will be available for sale, clinic from 9am-4pm.

UPDATE: Clinic is full, please see other opportunities.

Flying 45 Arena Clinic

May 18th, 2024

This May Introduction to Mounted Shooting clinic will be held just north of Columbia, MO at the Flying 45 Arena. This clinic was requested and scheduled as an overflow for the wait list on the March and April clinics. Lunch will be available for sale, clinic from 10am-4pm.

UPDATE: Two spots just opened up in this clinic that's been full for months. 


Mounted Shooting Workshop
May 19th, 2024

As long as your horse is OK with being around gunfire you can join us, you don't have to shoot from your horse. This event will be tailored into several sections, with a couple different instructors potentially working in two different areas and targeting areas of improvement that can be worked on for successful mounted shooting patterns.

Feel free to come up Saturday for our beginner clinic and camp, you'll have the opportunity for some arena time after that clinic is done, and of course we'll have one of our famous potluck dinners with a campfire. 


Sweet Springs Clinic

June 15th, 2024

This June Introduction to Mounted Shooting clinic will be held in the Kansas City area at the Sweet Springs Saddle Club arena. This WILL be the last chance for a clinic before late fall. Lunch will be available for sale, clinic from 10am-2pm.

UPDATE: This clinic is half full, these spots go fast. 


Riding Lessons

Scheduled on Demand

We do offer both individual and group lessons on mounted shooting and general horsemanship. These are less 'get your heels down' and more 'lets try this bit and see if it helps' kind of style.

We chose this sport for the deeper communication it requires of a horse and rider and that's always the end goal for us when helping people.

More info on the lessons page, contact us to set them up. 

Missouri CMSA

The Facility

The home base for MO CMSA is located seven miles north of I-70 and Columbia. Our arena is a 250 X 120 outdoor pen with excellent footing that is the location for most of our events. Since it's our home arena and free for us to use, I'm just gonna write something here that makes it sound cool, ok? Ok.
This private facility features a fully fenced property in a secluded valley setting with plenty of parking. A fun little woods hill trail to take with creek crossings, a 60ft shaded sand round pen and plenty of warm-up space next to the arena work well for new horses and mounted shooters in training. Note to self: I need to re-read that when I'm feeling too lazy to ride. 
We work hard to provide a laid back atmosphere that encourages collaboration and learning. If you're gonna be a jerk, get outta here with that jazz. If you're gonna scream corrections at people across the arena, be forewarned we may just silently hand you duct tape with a frowny face. Way different than cheering for each other, we have a lot of that! 
As with all outdoor pens, we're weather dependent. Please text Laura at 573-881-3833 or check our FB page for weather updates on events. I'll do my best not to vent to you about our great state's weather patterns when I respond. No promises. 
Note: We do have access to an all-weather covered arena for a backup for many of our events.