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MSA Membership includes a subscription to Western Shooting Horse Magazine (US Only, Canadian subscriptions are $20 for MSA Members)

Novice Division: The Novice Division consists of all beginning shooters with no career wins and this division is not included in payouts. They pay half of the match entry fee. There will be no move downs into Novice Division. Any Novice can choose to enter Rookie Division at any time or they will be moved up to Rookie after three wins with at least 3 entries in division.

Rookie Division: The Rookie Division is for anyone who is a level one in other shooting organizations or has no prior affiliation with any mounted shooting organization.  They are eligible for match payback. A competitor will be moved up to Non Pro after 3 wins with 4 entries in their division. There will be no move downs into Rookie Division except any returning MSA Non Pro with no MSA wins, may petition by letter, to be moved down one time, into the Rookie Division.

Non Pro Division: The Non Pro Division is made up members that are level two in other shooting organizations.    Any current MSA Non Pro member with no MSA wins may petition to move to the Rookie Division or remain in the Non Pro Division. The Non Pro Division will be moved up after four wins, with at least four entries in the division.

Semi Pro Division:  The Semi Pro Division is made up of competitors who have earned a class ranking in another organization of three or four or has moved up with qualified wins at MSA sanctioned events.  The Semi Pro Division will be moved up after five wins, with at least five entries in division

Pro Division: is an individual who is a level five or six in another shooting organization. Official wins will be tracked when there are at least five entries in the division.

Platinum Division: Any MSA member, male or female may join the Platinum Division if they are 45 or older on the 1st day of the competition season. The member must notify MSA of their intention on or before the 1st day of the competition season. Members do not have to join the Platinum division. It is optional. If a Member chooses to ride in the Platinum Division they shall remain a Platinum member for the entire year.

Platinum + Division: Any MSA member, male or female may join the Platinum + Division if they are 60 or older on the 1st day of the competition season.  The Platinum + Division is Limited (Rookie, Non Pro & Semi Pro) and Open (Pro) and is gender split. (For the 20X Xtreme & Xtreme Handicap, the Platinum Plus will run as Semi Pro.)

Maverick: non-competing member includes MSA Decal, Membership Card.

Outlaws & Lil Bandits:

  • Outlaws are contestants ages 10, 11, and 12.
  • Lil Bandits are contestants ages 9 & under.