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 2024 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 8-12 at the Tri-State Expo Center & Fairgrounds.

Qualification for the AQHA CMS World has been waived, simply enter into your AQHA World Championship Show class and be a current member of AQHA and CMSA.

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

  • Youth

  • Limited youth

  • Select

  • Amateur

  • Limited select 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 the AQHA CMS World, contact the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association or find the online entry form (once available) and more information on their webpage by clicking here.