Balloon Setting Fund Raiser
Get a front row seat at an exciting equestrian sport and earn money too.
What is Cowboy Mounted Shooting?
Cowboy Mounted Shooting is a fast action equestrian sport in which contestants navigate their horse through a course with ten balloon targets and attempt to pop all the targets. The contestants uses two .45 caliber single action pistols and specially prepared blank ammunition to engage the balloon targets.
What would our group be doing?
The broken balloon targets need to be replaced after each contestants' run. Your group would be responsible for making sure the course has fresh balloon targets after each run. All the necessary equipment is provided by the Mid-Ohio Maruaders.
Put balloons on balloon sticks
Blow up balloons with air compressor
Replace balloon targets after each run
Clean up the balloon fragments before the arena is tilled
Will our club members be in danger?
Club members will never be in the arena when there are horses competing. CMSA requires that no one other than the Range Master be in the arena during competition.
Ammunition is made to only travel 20 feet. Balloon setters are stationed in a location well out of the range of fire.
Hearing protection is recommended
How many members do we need?
10-12 people per arena including 2 adults
Working in shifts is recommended
What should we bring?
Dress in layers
Water & Drinks
How much will we make?
$2.00 per run or the minimum amount, whichever is higher. The funds raised are directly proportional to the size of the competition. The larger the competition, the more money the club can make.
A shooting competition is made up of several matches
Main Match: each competitor is required to enter this match and will make 3-6 runs depending on the structure of the competition.
Long Guns & Cavalry: a competitor chooses to enter this match, which is held in addition to the and separate from the Main Match. Each shooter makes to runs.
NOTE: Not all competitions will offer all of these matches. Only the main match is required.
Long Guns & Cavalry matches provide an opportunity to raise more funds.
Main Match of 50 Shooters plus 16 Long Gun & Cavalry Shooters
$2.00x50x4 = $400
$2.00x16x2 = $64.00