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'Border war' comes to fairgrounds


Oregon Mounted Shooting Association and South Sound Mounted Shooters are hosting a Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition May 25 to May 28. The Klickitat County Fairgrounds will be the site of this “Border War” between Oregon and Washington.

Cowboy Mounted Shooting is the nation’s fastest growing equestrian sport, and has been described as “equestrian NASCAR.” Mounted contestants compete in this fast-action, timed event, using two .45 Colt caliber, Old West-style single-action revolvers, each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared (arena safe) blank ammunition.

Courses of fire are set in a variety of patterns. The first half (five balloon targets) of a course of fire will v...

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