I met Jessie Johnson in 2014 when she attended her first shoot. Since then we have competed against each other, traveled to World's together, and have formed a great friendship. Even though she lives three hours away, whenever we see each other, our friendship always picks up right where it left off. It's been so much fun to see her set goals and achieve them. She was gracious enough to let me interview her this summer and I'm so glad that she did. She is a rising star in the mounted shooting world and defiantly one to watch.
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.