2008 Arabian Horse Association OEIP National Mounted Shooting Champion

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Heartland Peacemakers

I have more pictures from last weekend with the credits going to the announcer of the shoot Fred Shaw. I have also posted the video from the weekend. You can see more videos on YouTube under Rawhidenlace or Dottie Linville.

This course was great and challenging.

Shooters from the weekend. They all joined SASS right on the spot!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Guns of August

It has been 9 months since Saber and I have been to match. This past weekend was the exception as we attend the Guns Of August SASS mounted shoot hosted by the Big Irons SASS club in Middletown, Ohio.

This was our first SASS mounted shoot and I had heard great things about SASS up to this point. They did not disappoint either, the stages were fun filled with horsemanship coming into play allot more seriously than CMSA stages. The courses were challenging and the speed was fast. There were 16 riders from 4 different clubs competing, and 4 lucky winners took home single actions .22's. We had two stages were we were required to run through woods at the back of the arena, either retrieving playing cards, or the Pony Express mail pouch. There was steer head roping, and jumping of logs. Of course you also needed to load 10 rounds divided up between two single action .45 and shoot your balloons in the order requested.

So riders would holster one and then do the required task of either roping or bringing back the mail pouch and then forget that they had shoot their first gun. They would then pull the same gun and have no ammo to shoot the remaining 5 balloons.

The poker run was fun and we had two shooters from the Heartland Peacemakers bring home .22.

All in all it was a great weekend, for me, I got a break from school, enjoyed a fabulous weekend with friends, and the best part I got to shoot!

I will post videos soon!

Friday, February 6, 2009

A New Year

with lots of new changes on the way for me.

I am a college student again after 30's, and this is taking some getting use to. I am enrolled in the "nursing" program at Brown Mackie College, Indianapolis. This is a 15 month very intensive program that will award the successfully student with 80% or higher on grades a Diploma at the end, and to give the student the opportunity to enroll in their bridge program for the RN degree.

I plan on going for my RN at the end so the next 2 years are going to be a very intensive with lots of books to read and hands on experience with clinicals 3 times a month at various hospitals around the state.

Needless to say my shooting days are over for the time being, and I know I will get back into the shooting arena after my school and getting a job.

In the meantime I good friend is in the process of helping me start a SASS mounted club in Indiana and I hope this new club does well in the next couple years.