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.


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.

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.

June and July Match results

Finally able to update the page…

Results from the June and July matches are now available on the events and forms page.

Great job everyone!

Next match is the NY State Championship on August 23. As long as we have a minimum of 10 riders, there will be buckles awarded for top cowboy and top cowgirl. Get ready for a fun day of ridin’ and shootin’

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

2014 Schedule Updates

Important: There have been some updates to the 2014 schedule. Due to conflicts our April match has been moved to April 5 and our July match to July 12.

Mark you calendars! Entry forms will be updated soon. (you can still enter with the old form, just write in the new date).

The current 2014 schedule can be found on our events and forms page.

Congratulations to CSA NYS Match Champions

The 2013 CSA NYS Championship match is one for the books. A great day of weather and a fun day of riding for everyone.

Lots of spectators joined the riders at Old Bethpage Village Restoration Village for a day of horses, cowboys and shooting.

Congratulations to the 2013 New York Mounted Shooting Champion – Outlaw Jimmy Wales. It was a hard fought battle but Jimmy pulled it out to win by a narrow margin. Another congratulations to out top ladies champion “Big Red” as she flew through the courses on her Paso Fino.

Everyone did a terrific job at the match. We have come a long way! Keep up the great work.

The Rough Rider Cavalry Detachment was on hand as well. With a full encampment set up, we had a base of operations and fun for those who were able to camp overnight and join them on “moonlight recon” through the village.

Thanks to all the East End Regulators that came out to support and help us. Tombstone Bones, Cottonwood Candy, Deuces, Kandi Keri, Billy Colorado.. (I hope I didn’t miss anyone).

Of course, Sheriff AB Dupree was on hand to keep things going at the gun table. You are the best!

For those who weren’t able to stay after the cookout, you missed some “explosive” fun. Let’s just say there is more than one way to fill a balloon! Not sure I am ready to try that from horseback, but it sure is fun with a filled cup in the off-hand. ‘Nufff said. 🙂

Oh yeah… match results are available here.

CSA New York State Championship Match – Aug 24

The match is on for Saturday, August 24. It will be a FIVE-stage State Championship match. Custom buckles will go to top men and top ladies winners. Rifle side match is available as well.

Time permitting, we will plan to fit in an optional “Cowboy Challenge” stage with obstacles.

After the match, the Island Long Riders will be sponsoring a dinner for all participants.

The Rough Riders Cavalry unit will be joining us at the match and performing a mounted saber demonstration. Those able to stay over until Sunday can watch and participate in cavalry drills including mounted shooting, mounted saber, formation riding and more.

CSA Match starts at 11:00am on Saturday, 8/24. (Safety meeting at 10:30a).

Don’t miss the fun! Contact us with any questions.