MSA Membership includes a
subscription to Western Shooting Horse Magazine
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 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:
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
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
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
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
(For the 20X Xtreme & Xtreme Handicap, the Platinum Plus will run as
Outlaws & Lil
contestants ages 10, 11, and 12.
Bandits are contestants ages 9 & under.