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March 21, 2014

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Gets Underway

The fastest guns and their American Quarter Horses lit up Reliant Arena March 21.

By Tara Matsler
The American Quarter Horse Journal

cowboy mounted shooting prelims at 2013 John Deere CMS World

March 21 featured Stages 1 and 2 of competition, the elimination rounds for finals, at the John Deere Cowboy Mounted Shooting AQHA World Championships. (Credit: Journal)

Competition got underway March 21, 2014, for gunslingers and their American Quarter Horses at the John Deere Cowboy Mounted Shooting AQHA World Championships in Houston. 

Before they could earn a shot at a coveted cowboy mounted shooting world championship, the 67 competitors had to make their ways through Stages 1 and 2 of competition, with the top 15 per division moving on to the finals.  

Four AQHA cowboy mounted shooting world champions will be crowned March 22, representing the youth, amateur, Select amateur and open divisions.