The Olde Dominion Agricultural Center in Chatham was the site of the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Hit or Miss competition Saturday morning. The event consisted of 33 shooters total across men, women and senior divisions. Hit or miss is a skill event where shooters ride their horse around a pre-determined course using blue and white balloons as targets. The course changed after each stage (there are four stages in all). All shooters used two .45 Colt revolvers in part of event regulations. Contestants had to shoot white balloons first before proceeding to shoot the blue balloons to end their course. The goal is to shoot all balloons while riding their horse as quickly as possible.
PHOTOS: On horseback, contestants shoot at balloons in cowboy competition hosted in Chatham