Big Weekend coming up

Lot’s going on the coming weekend.

Saturday, September 19: Match at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.
Village opens at 10am, match begins at 11am. Another exciting day of fast ridin’ and straight shootin’

Sunday, September 20: Demo at the Smithtown Country Fair. 
Come down to the Smithtown Historical Society on Middle Country Road in Smithtown. Food, fun, music and mounted shooting. This is always a great event with plenty to do for the entire family. Fair starts at 10am. The Island Long Riders will be performing mounted shooting demonstrations throughout the day.


Another great match

It was a small match, but a great day with great people. Thanks to everyone who came out to ride, help and watch.

Congratulations to Jimmy for taking the overall title. It was close, with Rich right on his heels. Denise gets top cowgirl honors – You and Poca are looking great.

Also looks like the “old” guy still has some speed left in him. Joe takes the 2015 title of fastest “Gunrunner” in our first-ever rifle runoff. Jimmy can come bear hunting with me anytime! :)

Scores available on the “events” webpage: ILR Results

NYS Championship Match – Sunday, Aug 23

The Island Long Riders are hosting the 2015 CSA NYS Mounted Shooting Championship Match on Sunday, August 23.

Old Bethpage Village Restoration opens their gates at 10am. Our event is planned to start around 11am.

All spectators should enter through the visitor’s center. Nassau County (owner of the facility) charges an admission fee to enter the restoration (currently $10 adults, $7 seniors, kids and volunteer firefighters). Once in the facility, there is no additional charge to watch our mounted shooting event.

Spectators are welcome to meet the riders and horses. C’mon down and enjoy some fast riding, straight shooting and old west fun!

June Results Available

Another great match. Thanks to the riders and spectators who came out to our June match at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. The weather was fabulous and a great time was had by all.

Results for this and prior events are available here: ILR Results

Next event is Sunday, July 19. Hope to see you all then.

Get all the latest and most up to date news on our Facebook page: ILR on Facebook

2015 Schedule Available

Our initial 2015 schedule is available. See the sidebar or visit our events page.

Plenty of fun planned for this year. Time to wipe the snow away, forget the cold and cowboy up.

First event will be April 19 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. We plan to offer a new horse/new rider clinic at this event. If you were thinking about getting into Cowboy Mounted Shooting, this is the one for you.

Contact us today for details and to reserve your place in the clinic.

Next Match – November 15

Time to gear up for the “snow shoot” on Saturday, November 15 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. This is our last scheduled event of2014 so don’t miss it!\

11/10/14 update
Check back for weather updates… looks like a cold front may be moving in. For the safety of horses and participant, we may have to cancel this event if the weather doesn’t cooperate. Updates will be posted here and on Facebook. If in doubt, contact Joe.


Smithtown Country Fair

Another great day at the Smithtown Country Fair.

Thanks to all the riders and helpers who came out to support our demo this past Sunday. Everyone was great!

Thanks also to the Smithtown Historical Society for having us. You put on a great event that just gets better each year.

NYS Match a big success

The weather held for a great day of riding at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Plenty of spectators came out to watch rider compete for the title of “top mounted shooter” in New York.

Congratulations to Rich for winning top honors and to Mary for being the top cowgirl.

Thanks everyone for a great day and thanks to everyone who came out to watch. Come join us on Saturday, September 13 for a clinic/practice at Old Bethpage Village.

The following weekend – on Sunday, September 21 -we will be hosting a demonstration at the Smithtown Country Fair. That’s another fun day when spectators can get “up close and personal” with the horses and learn more about cowboy mounted shooting.

2014 Schedule Updates

We have some small schedule updates for Island Long Rider events. Here is what we have set for the remainder of 2014:
1. Saturday, August 23: NYS Match. This has been on the schedule and there are no changes.
2. Saturday, September 13: This is now a Practice/Clinic.
3. Sunday, September 21: Smithtown Country Fair. This is a demo event.
4. Sunday, October 26: This is a change of dates for October. As of now, the facility is actually closed on that day, so there will be no spectators.
5. Saturday , November 15: Match is still on the schedule. Hopefully, the weather will hold!

NYS Championship Match – Aug 23

It’s almost here.

Don’t miss the 2014 CSA Cowboy Mounted Shooting Championship Match. Match will be held on Saturday, August 23 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Custom belt buckles will be award to the top cowboy and top cowgirl.

This will be a fun match that you don’t want to miss.

Spectators are always welcome – come out and meet the riders and horses! Great fun for the whole family.

Riders: Get your registration form in today to reserve your spot in the go order.