Guidelines and Rules - 2013
This program is designed
for individuals that wish to register as a team
with their horse to combine points from all of
the mounted shooting associations into one
database with the opportunity to win awards and
recognition. Included is our Shooting Horse
Certification program, which recognizes the
horses’ accomplishments, adding value to a
horse. Awards are given by the Cowboy Mounted
Shooters Team Registry at the end of the
calendar year based on points in each breed
- American Quarter
- Grade Horse – Any
- Registered – This
category is for any breed registered horse
which does not yet have its own division.
1) New divisions
will be created when at least 5 registered
horses of a particular breed register in the
2) We will accept overall rankings from
sanctioned matches of the following
- Cowboy Sports
- Cowboy Mounted
- Mounted Shooters of
- Single Action
Shooting Society Mounted Shooters
- Team Registration
- Membership Lapel
- 3 Match Slips
- Shooting Horse
- Monthly e-mail
1) Registration is
for a full 365 days from the date you register.
2) The registration fee is $35.00 per horse
and rider team.
3) Each horse and rider team will have its
own unique CMS Team Registry number.
4) Each team must first be registered in
order to accumulate points. The registration
form may accompany the first point match slip
sent in. Any mounted shooting points awarded
before registering in the Cowboy Mounted
Shooters Team Registry Program will not be
5) If a rider competes on more than one
horse, the rider may register with another horse
as a separate team. There is no limit to the
number of teams a rider can register on.
6) The registration fee for the second team
(or more) with the same rider/different horse
will be $30.00
1) Points are tracked based on a calendar
2) Points are awarded based on the team’s
overall ranking in a match. One point is awarded
for each person the team placed above in the
overall scores at the end of a match. Youth and
developmental divisions (Buckaroo, Cowpoke,
Apprentice, Wrangler, Lead Line) are not
considered part of a main match and are not
counted in overall results.
3) The horse and rider team MUST remain the
same throughout a competition in order to have
team points recognized for any particular match.
4) Only points awarded on or after the date
of Registration with the Cowboy Mounted Shooters
Team Registry will be counted. Points are not
1) Match Slips are used to submit and
record points from mounted shooting competitions
to the Cowboy Mounted Shooters Team Registry.
It is the riders’ responsibility to submit match
slips for Cowboy Mounted Shooters Team Registry
2) Each registration packet comes with 3
match slips to get you started. Additional
match slips can be purchased through the website
or by mail for $5.00 each, in a book of 5 for
$20.00 or a book of 10 for $38.00. Match slips
do not expire.
3) To submit points after a match you must
completely fill out a match slip and submit to
CMS Headquarters via mail or e-mail within 30
days of the match. Match slips may be scanned
4) Match slips may be sent in batches as
long as they are sent within 30 days of the
event(s). We reserve the right to accept slips
after the 30 day timeframe for good reason.
1) High point teams will be recognized at a
National, Regional and State level in their
2) To qualify for end of year awards, you
must have submitted at least 5 match slips
during the year.
3) In order to encourage young riders to
participate in competition, all CSA Cowpokes,
CMSA Wranglers, MSA Li’l Bandits, and SASS
Buckaroos will be recognized if they participate
in at least 3 matches and submit a match slip as
required. Match slips for the youth divisions
do not require an overall ranking.
1) All horses registered are automatically
registered in the shooting horse certification
program from the date of team registration.
Points may NOT be added retroactively. When your
horse has reached a level of certification, your
certificate or award will be sent automatically.
2) Points follow a horse year to year.
3) If a horse transfers to another rider
who registers with the horse as a team, the CMS
Team Registry must be notified so the points can
transfer with the horse.
4) Certification is based on Points
accumulated through the Cowboy Mounted Shooters
Shooting Horse: Certificate:
- Competed in 3
matches in their entirety regardless of
Shooting Horse: Gold Seal Certificate
- A Registered
Shooting Horse which has 500+ points
Shooting Horse: Plaque
- An Experienced
Shooting Horse which has 1000+ points
Master Shooting Horse: Elite
Plaque and Listing in the Shooting Horse
Hall of Fame
- A Master
Shooting Horse which has 2000+ points
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