Mounted Shooting Club Insurance – Mounted Shooting
Mounted Shooting Club Insurance
Allen Financial Insurance Group & The Equestrian Group
By: Allen Financial Insurance
The Equestrian Insurance Group offers an exclusive insurance program specifically designed for mounted shooting clubs and organizations. Our $1,000,000 liability policy will cover all club members if a law suit arises from an sanctioned insured club activity. Liability coverage is provided for all declared equestrian club activities including owned or leased premises. Products, completed operations and personal advertising injury exposures are included in coverage. Boarding, riding instruction, clinics and additional special events can be added by endorsement. A comprehensive package policy is also available to clubs that own buildings, personal property or automobiles.
Our basic policy premium automatically includes the first 100 members and three public event days. Shooting competitions, shows, clinics, gymkhanas and trail rides held by and for the sole benefit of members are included and covered at no additional charge. Directors, officers and members are automatically named additional insureds in the policy definitions. Premises owners, government entities, sanctioning organizations and sponsors may be named as an additional insured by endorsement.
What is Mounted Shooting?
Mounted shooting events are similar to other timed rodeo events like barrel racing and many timed cattle events.
Competitors dress in cowboy attire dating from modern rodeo attire, all the way back to the old west era and the classic old west apparel. They are mounted on horses of any chosen breed and size, while most mounted shooting horses tend to be quarter horses with some cow experience in their breeding.
Competitors engage in courses of fire which consist of elevated balloon targets of various color combinations, usually made up of one light and one dark color, for a total of ten balloon targets per course. The competitors shoot the first five random targets with a single action .45 caliber firearm similar to those used in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s by the American cowboy. Then, after holstering the first revolver, they engage the five targets in the “rundown”.
Ammunition used for engaging the targets is made from black powder and the rounds are blanks, with no projectile other than the hot embers that travel ten to fifteen feet and dissipate in a shot gun round type pattern. Courses of fire are designed to test riders ability to control their equine partners at various speeds, while making lead and direction changes similar to those seen in barrel racing and other speed events.
While speed is important, accuracy within any given course or stage, is also very important to a competitors success. For every missed balloon target, a competitor is assessed a five second penalty, to be added to that particular run. Additional penalties include five second penalties for knocking over a barrel and a ten second penalty for not running the course in the proper order. The range master has the final call on all arena activity and there is no over riding process
Mounted Shooting Club Policy Highlights
Primary Liability Limits
|Fire Legal Liability||$50,000|
- Full Occurrence Comprehensive Liability Form
- A Rated Admitted National Insurance Company
- Preferred Rates & Immediate Quotes
- Available in all states
- Blanket Additional Insured Endorsement
- Coverage in U.S., It’s Territories & Canada
- Liability Only or Full Package Policy
- Umbrella & Excess Liability
- Mounted Shooting Member Accident Option
For a no obligation quotation please complete our Application (Adobe Acrobat) and fax it to (480) 452-0593 or call Burley Cocks at 410-371-1851. If you would like more information about this unique policy call one of our equine specialists toll free at (800) 874-9191 and get an immediate telephone quote or email us today.
Shooting Associations and Clubs:
- Cowboy Mounted Association
- Cowboy Mounted Shooters.com
- Single Action Shooting Society
- Western Shooting Horse Magazine
- Superhorse Championships