Monday, October 29, 2007

Upcoming events...

We're gearing up for the CMSA Florida State Championships next Nov 3-4. Some of the best mounted shooters in the southeast will be competing during this 2-day event, which will be held at the Ocala Equestrian Center. Florida CMSA is my home club, and I sure enjoy participating in one of my favorite equestrian sports in my new hometown with some very talented cowboys and cowgirls. I'll be in the announcing booth at the CMSA World Championships in Las Vegas next month - check out for more info. In December, we've been asked to Roman Ride the famous Ocala Christmas Parade (! An Ocala tradition for 58 recorded years, the annual Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade is one of Florida’s last remaining evening parades. The Parade attracts over 60,000 spectators from Marion and surrounding counties who line up along more than two miles of Silver Springs Boulevard. Later in December, we'll be entertaining some corporate groups at the Smokehouse Creek Rodeo Arena ( with our specialty acts and equine entertainment clinics. Busy, busy, busy...!
Happy Trails!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Rodeo Announcing...

Here are a couple of scenes from the announce booth at the Rattlesnake Ranch Rodeo - Smokehouse Creek Arena. Thanks to Karen Jones for the pics!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The "Annie Oakley Revue" with Stephanie Cons!

Wild West Entertainment's newest team member, Stephanie Cons, was the feature specialty act for Smokehouse Creek Rodeo's Rattlesnake Festival Ranch Rodeo last Saturday night. She performed her "Annie Oakley Revue" and was the highlight of the rodeo! I was hired to announce the rodeo and provide entertainment. Stephanie rose to the occasion with her professionalism and entertainment skills and made us very proud. Stephanie will be representing us at many more events in the near future.
Hapy Trails!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Denny Announcing at CMSA Eastern United States Championships - Miller Coliseum, Murfreesboro TN

Here are a couple of pics of us announcing at the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Associations Eastern United States Championships in Murfreesboro TN last month. We've been providing professional rodeo and CMSA announcing services as well as specialty acts through our company, Denny Chapman's Wild West Entertainment, and have been burnin' up the interstate this year with all of our appearances. Check out for our specialty act and announcing schedule!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Stephanie "Oakley" Cons...

This is Stephanie's costume for her Annie Oakley Revue specialty act. She's been rehearsing all week for her performance at the Rattlesnake Festival Rodeo Saturday night in San Antonio FL!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Practice, practice, practice...

Here are some pics of our protoge', Stephanie Cons, rehearsing her new act - The Annie Oakley Revue - which will be performed at the Rattlesnake Festival Rodeo in San Antonio Saturday night. Denny will be announcing the rodeo, which will held at the Smokehouse Creek Arena. See you there!

Friday, October 12, 2007

More pics from our PA trip...

Here are a few more pics from the road...the first is our rig on a foggy Pennsylvania morning, the second is "Pedro's" - a roadside attraction in South Carolina. The third is our rig at Mane N Tail's headquarters; Straight Arrow, Inc in Bethlehem PA. The next is from I-95 heading into Baltimore MD, then the PA welcome sign. We'll have more pics coming from a photo shoot we did with Mane N Tail while we were in town. I'm not in any of these since I was traveling by myself!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Cowboy Mounted Shooting in Pennsylvania!

We just returned from a great trip to East-Central Pennsylvania where we conducted a Cowboy Mounted Shooting Clinic at The Ark Farm in Christiana PA. We were hired by Beth Brown, renowned Equine Dentist, and a group who had heard about CMSA and wanted to learn more - several participants were members of a medieval jousting troupe! We had a full-day clinic that covered all the basics including CMSA history, equipment and horses, rules and procedures, gun handling and marksmanship, horsemanship, stage techniques and CMSA training for the horse - and ended the day with desensitizing and some live fire exercises. While in PA, we visited with Mane N Tail Equine Sales Director, Karen Schell, and President Devon Katsev. Karen was kind enough to provide lay-over facilities on her farm in beautiful Northampton, PA. Heading up to, and back from PA, we over-nighted in Dunn NC at the Diamond E farm. They raise champion American Quarter Horses and have a great facility with private stalls, turnout and even a private cabin for those without living quarters trailers. We have discovered many nice lay-over farms throughout the country and also have fond memories of Horseshoe Bend Farm in Benton KY, where we over-nighted during our round-trip to Waterloo IA to perform in "Dances with Horses" a couple of weeks ago. Thanks to everyone's wonderful hospitality! Next weekend, we'll be at the Georgia National Fair representing Mane N Tail at the Feathered Classic Horse Show! (Thanks to Dave Arroyo for these pics). Happy Trails!