About the AQHA CMS World

AQHA members compete on American Quarter Horses at the AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championships.

Cowboy mounted shooting

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The 2021 American Quarter Horse Association Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championships will be held in Amarillo in conjunction with the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association World Championship, October 12-16 at the Tri-State Expo Center & Fairgrounds.

The qualification period for the AQHA CMS World is the same as the CMSA World, which ends the weekend prior to the CMSA World Championship.

Exhibitors at the 2021 AQHA CMS World will compete in these divisions:

  • Youth

  • Limited youth

  • Select

  • Amateur

  • Limited amateur

  • Open

AQHA recognizes the top AQHA cowboy mounted shooting competitors in conjunction with the CMSA World each year. Exhibitors race against the clock as they run horseback 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 takes home the AQHA world champion title.

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