I started competing with horses at just 5 years old. I competed in many disciplines including saddle seat, barrel racing, team roping, and goat tying. I didn’t grow up around firearms but I always enjoyed every time I got to shoot. It wasn’t until I started dating my husband in 2007 that I really got into shooting. He got me hooked on Cowboy Action Shooting.
I had known about Cowboy Mounted Shooting for some time and had tried it once when I was going to college. After I graduated and we got married, my husband encouraged me to take a mounted shooting lesson. We found a local mounted shooter that gave lessons and when he realized that I already knew how to shoot and ride, he threw me on his horse and let me go for it. Never in my life had I had such a rush! 6 months later I had pistols, holsters, a horse and a trailer. That was in 2010 and I have been competing ever since. I was injured partway through the 2015 competition season but during my recovery time I founded MountedShooter.com. This blog is one of the few resources specifically for mounted shooters. When I was a new shooter I struggled to find resources and information on how to get started and how to train. I did a lot of my own research and pestered local mounted shooters for information. I watched videos online over and over to try and pick up the mechanics of what the best shooters were doing. As I progressed and become better, I felt like I could fill the void for new shooters and help grow sport. It’s been about a year since I launched MountedShooter.com and it’s growing steadily every month. I have also progressed to conducting new shooter clinics and private and small group lessons.
I’m truly honored to have been chosen as a member of Team Pro-Shot and I look forward to the 2016 competition season!
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Shooting Accuracy of 99%
2013 & 2014 World Championship Qualifer
Washington State Championships - 2nd In Class and Top Honors in the Limited Eliminator
Double Bark KZ Wild Ride Shoot - 1st in Class, Limited Eliminator, and the "A" Division Double Down
North Pacific Regional - 2nd in Class, Won Eliminator, Top Time in Division for the Shoot the Troops Match, Competed in Shotgun for the First Time - Reserve Overall in Division
Adams County Fair - Top Honors in Class
Qualified for the 2016 Mounted Shooting World Championship
Pendleton Cattle Barron’s Shoot Champion L2
Coeur d’Alene Jackpot High Overall
Oregon State Champion L1
Northwest Regional Champion L1
North Mountain Reserve Champion L2
Lonestar Classic Reserve Champion L2
CMSA World Championships L2 - 7th
Othello Shoot Champion Rookie Division (MSA)
Washington State Reserve Champion L1
Northwest Regional Reserve Champion L1
Black Rock Shoot L1 - 3rd
Oregon State L1 - 3rd
North Mountain Regional L1 - 3rd