I've been competing in Cowboy Mounted Shooting since 2010. When I first started I felt it was more important to put my money into a good horse and equipment, so that's what I did. Having a living quarters horse trailer was just too far beyond my financial means. So I spent 7 seasons sleeping in a tent, on a cot. I had a pretty good attitude about it because winning is more fun when your the girl that's sleeping in a tent. However, it did have it's limitations as you can imagine.
Finally, in 2017 I got an over cab camper for the back of my truck. Not perfect but a huge step up from a tent. Well, halfway through the season there was a small "issue" with someone else driving my truck with the camper on it. The other person may have taken it through a drive through. *facepalm We were 1,200 miles from home but we got it patched up enough to get us back safely. Sigh....now I was stuck with a camper that I could no longer use and I still had more shoots to go to. Back to a tent I go, or so I thought.
After talking with the insurance company, and looking at finances, it became very obvious that a new trailer was possible. Not only possible but affordable! It was almost too easy to make it all happen. Everything fell into place and before I knew it I was driving around looking at trailers. I found the prefect fit at Don Johnson Trailer Sales in Walla, Walla, WA. A week later I went to pick it up.
We did a little Vlog to document this amazing moment. The whole time we were there I was trying to play it cool. Inside I was doing backflips and crying tears of joy. Having this amazing trailer is a game changer and I feel so blessed to be able to make it happen. This is a huge goal and I was able to achieve it long before I ever thought I would. Goes to show that hard work really does pay off.
A huge thank you Sam at Don Johnson Trailer Sales for making the process easy and hassle free. Your customer service and professionalism are above and beyond. Thank you for helping make my dream happen.
This past August I traveled to Las Vegas to compete at the CMSA Western US Championships and I thought it would be fun to document my experience. This is the first time I have ever done a "vlog" so please forgive my amateur mistakes. I was also reluctant to post this because it really is an inside look at my thoughts, feelings, and emotions during a very large competition. Opening myself up like this is a little scary. I'm not a perfect person and I don't always have perfect runs. So hopefully this is helpful for those of you that haven't gotten to compete in Las Vegas. I hope it gives you a little view into what to expect and what it's like to compete on the national stage. For me, it was scary, exciting, and a complete emotional/mental marathon. Please enjoy my adventure and I hope you get to have your own someday. As always, I appreciate your comments or questions.
Ride fast and shoot clean,
Courtney brings over 25 years of horse experience to the arena. She has spent time in the show ring competing with Saddlebreds in show pleasure and equitation. While competing in that discipline she had several undefeated years with too many championships to list. She then made the transition into rodeo where she competed in barrel racing, team roping, breakaway roping, and goat tying. Courtney found her true passion when she tried Cowboy Mounted Shooting. After just one ride she was hooked. Since then she has won State and Regional buckles, qualified for the CMSA World Championships several times, and placed 7th in the world in 2014.