A new venue is coming to the Clinton Spring Fair this year, with the Ontario Cowboy Mounted Shooting competition to be hosted at the REACH Centre on Saturday afternoon, June 6th.
Cowboy Mounted Shooting is one of North America's fastest growing equestrian sports.
Mounted contestants are decked out in traditional cowboy garb, and compete in a fast action timed event. Competitors use two .45 caliber single action revolvers, each loaded with 5 rounds of specialty prepared blank ammunition. The object of the sport is to shoot 10 balloon targets while riding through a variety of challenging shooting courses. The competitor that shoots the most balloons in the least amount of time is "left standing in the OK Corral'.