Welcome!

Howdy and welcome to the homepage of the New Mexico Territory Cowboy Mounted Shooters ("NMTCMS"). NMTCMS is a New Mexico non-profit organization formed in 2005 in order to promote the fastest growing equine sport in the world -- COWBOY MOUNTED SHOOTING! To that end, the NMTCMS holds competitions all over the Land of Enchantment.  See our Events page for a schedule of our matches held all over the Land of Enchantment.

What is Mounted Shooting?

What is Mounted Shooting? It's a fast paced timed event in which we ride our horses through a course of fire which includes ten targets. We use single action 45 caliber pistols, and sometimes rifles and double-barreled shotguns, to break those targets and run back across the time line, with the fastest time winning!  Missed targets and other errors cause seconds to be added to your time. Want to hear more? Thought you might. Use the following link to visit the homepage of our parent organization, the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association, or "CMSA."

Why Do We Do Mounted Shooting?

To win money, prizes and have the time of your life!  Come watch one of our competitions -- anyone there will be glad to answer your questions and explain what is going on.  The camaraderie among the competitors is amazing and even non-shooters have a good time at our matches.  This is a family sport and all ages are welcome to participate.  Cowboy mounted shooting is the fastest growing equine sport for a reason!  We think it is the most fun you can have horseback!

Can I?

Yes you can!  Go to our Contact page and email one of our officers or board members.  They can put you in touch with people hosting mounted shooting clinics and can help you get started.

The Latest NMTCMS News!

Year End Shoot and Awards Banquet

The Year End shoot is November 5-6 in Alamogordo, NM.  This year we're doing something new and exciting.  We're doing a two-day 6-stage shoot with a 4D payback system that is designed so that competitors from all classes can win BIG paybacks.  Entry fee for both days is $250 (and no office fee for this weekend), of which 80% is paid back in a 4D system.  We will also have rifle and shotgun events.  Go to http://www.cmsaevents.com/events/event.php?id=7648 for more details and to pre-register.

The Year End Awards banquet will be Saturday night November 5 at Pepper's Grill right outside the arena grounds.  There will be elections for two board positions, a great dinner, and year end awards will be presented.  There are saddle certificates to given away in a drawing from class winner names.

Trailer Winner!

For the 2016 year end awards, NMTCMS in partnership with the Texas High Plains Drifters (THPD), gave away a brand new CM 3-horse slant bumper pull trailer.  The winner of the trailer was Bob Ostrenga.  Please thank our sponsors that helped make this nice award possible (listed below).

Thank You! TO OUR 2016 NM and TX TRAILER SPONSORS!

Trailer sponsors:
- Stoney Burks / Desert Creek Construction, Tularosa, NM
- David Sterrett / Sterrett Farms, Dexter, NM
- Donny Stumberg, Midland, TX
- Borderland Pistoleros, Alamogordo/Las Cruces, NM
- NM Territory Cowboy Mounted Shooters
-Texas High Plains Drifters
-Enerpipe, LTD, Amarillo, TX
-El Grande Distributors, Carlsbad, NM
-Southern HVAC & Plumbing, Midland, TX
-Badger Daylighting of West Texas, Amarillo, TX
-Circle S Feed Store, Carlsbad, NM
-Graham Brothers Jewelers, Amarillo, TX
-Olivers Saddlery, Amarillo, TX
-Rockin' JM Ranch, Amarillo, TX
-Shorty's Rental & Feed, Midland, TX
-Amarillo Livestock Auction, Amarillo, TX
-Hempil Oil, Midland, TX
-First Financial Bank, Hereford, TX
-Certified Equine Dentistry / Leann Thomas, Amarilllo, TX
-Whiteface Ford, Hereford, TX
-Eric Thomas Horseshoeing, Amarillo, TX
-Cool Horse, Amarillo, TX
-Tippin' C Ranch, Happy, TX

Saddle Winners!

Trophy Saddles were given away at the Year End Awards Banquet also.  Winners of the NMTCMS 2016 trophy saddles were:  Donny MacDougall, Kay Rivers, Donny Stumberg and Maddie Lowe.

Thank you! TO OUR 2016 TROPHY SADDLE SPONSORS!

- Wally & Carol Menuey / Circle S Feed in Carlsbad
- Western Trails Veterinary in Edgewood

NMTCMS Bylaws as amended 11/14/2015

Check back on our EVENTS page soon to see the 2017 season shoots and make sure you mark these on your calendar because you won't want to miss them!!!