About the AQHA CMS World

AQHA members compete on American Quarter Horses at the AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championships.
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The 2018 AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championships took place on March 14-16, 2018, as part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Houston, Texas. The AQHA CMS was previously held in conjunction with the Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships in March during the Houston Stock Show.

Cowboy mounted shooting competitors race against the clock as they run through a pattern of 10 balloons and at least one barrel. The competitor to complete the pattern with the fastest time and most balloons shot will take home the AQHA world champion title.

Exhibitors at the 2018 AQHA CMS World had the opportunity to compete in the following divisions:

  • Youth
  • Limited Youth
  • Select
  • Amateur
  • Limited Amateur
  • Open
  • Rifle (Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association-approved, not AQHA approved)

For more information on qualifying for the AQHA CMS World, contact the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association.