Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Here's a clip from the Wild West Entertainment crew at the Williston FL Christmas Parade featuring Roman Rider Stephanie Cons; Trick Rider Keana Guerra, Deke Rivers performing Mounted Gunspinning; Mary Rivers Sidesaddle, and Cydney Lane with our Trick Mini "Flea"...
I was visiting family out-of-state during the parade and am very proud of my crew who rode right in front of an elephant carrying "Santa"!

We've been giving private mounted shooting lessons and clinics here in Ocala for the last two weeks - and we're gearing up to compete in a Cowboy Mounted Shooting competition in the Daytona FL area Saturday, then a "Surfin' Cowboy" specialty act performance for STRIDE Dressage Association's Annual Awards Banquet Sunday.

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas and 2009!

Hope everyone had a great Christmas! We're already booking up for 2009 with clinics, specialty acts, announcing jobs and mounted shooting events, lessons and horse training. We'll be competing in the Florida Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association's event Jan 3, then performing Jan 4 for STRIDE dressage association's annual banquet held at the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association arena. Our Holiday with Horses performance last weekend benefitted MTRA and Horses N Heros - two great causes. Check out for schedule updates!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Stephanie Cons - Apprentice Trainer/Performer Extraordinaire!

Here are some pics of Stephanie Cons, our Apprentice Trainer/Performer from Ontario, Canada. She's come a long way and has become an accomplished Trick and Roman Rider and is working trick, liberty and dancing horses as well.

We will be the feature act at Holiday with Horse tomorrow night at Canterbury Equestrian Showplace in Newberry FL. I've been contracted to perform our popular "Surfin' Cowboy" specialty act, as well as singing the National Anthem horseback to open the show. I'm very patriotic and proud to do this and have many fond memories of opening sporting events and shows around the country by singing the national anthem for them. I've even sung the Canadian National Anthem to open the Can-Am Equine Emporium north of the border! I opened my "Best of the West" show at the Kentucky Horse Park while singing horseback, walking through the audience to make my way into the arena...That show really got me a lot of publicity.

2009 is already booking up with specialty act appearances, clinics and announcing/emcee jobs, so things are looking good! Thanks for checking out our blog - go to to see our updated schedule of events!

Happy Trails and Happy Holidays from me and the Wild West Entertainment crew!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Denny Chapman's Wild West Entertainment at the 2008 Ocala FL Christmas Parade!

Below is a link to a short video of our appearance at the Ocala Christmas Parade last night. Our cast members include Me (roman riding), Stephanie Cons (trick riding), Deke Rivers (mounted gunspinning), Dawn Rivers (sidesaddle), Mandy Cook (trick riding), Keana Guera (trick riding), and Cydney Lane (trick horse).
Our trainer/performering apprentice, Stephanie Cons, will be featured in the Williston FL Christmas Parade next weekend on our Roman Riding team!

Friday, December 5, 2008

A great year for Denny Chapman's Wild West Entertainment!

As we're gearing up for our last couple of 2008 appearances, I'm reminded of the fantastic year we've had performing and making appearances all around the country. Suncoast Bedding and Mane N Tail, my two principal sponsors, made it possible for me to drive and fly thousands of miles to perform specialty acts, compete in mounted shooting events, produce clinics and announce events all over the United States. Above are a few pictures of me giving out sponsor-donated products at a recent Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association event. We're taking the whole Wild West Entertainment crew to the Ocala Christmas Parade this weekend - I'll be Roman Riding, several of our students will be trick riding with our apprentice trainer/performer Stephanie Cons, "The Pistolero" Deke Rivers will be performing mounted gunspinning, and even our little trick mini "Flea" will be involved. We're replacing the Budweiser Clydedales this year as the feature equine group! Dec 20 I'll be the feature performer in the Canterbury Showplace's "Holiday with Horses" show (which benefits the Marion County Therepeutic Riding program), then we'll be gearing up for a mounted shooting boot camp, a specialty act performance and a mounted shooting competition - all in the first week of January 2009! It's bound to be another busy year for us and there are several new and exciting things in the works. Stay updated by checking on this blogsite, as well as our website: . P.S. Check out, page 3, for a cool full page magazine ad we're featured in for Sujncoast Bedding...

Happy Trails - and Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Mounted Shooting and Wild West Entertainment!

Here are a couple of pictures from the set of Western Shooting Horse Magazine Television in Amarillo TX. Denny provided announcing and color commentary for the CMSA World Championships there, as well as hosted interviews for WSH with former World and National Champion Annie Bianco-Ellet and junior champs Cody Clark and Mikayla Zayas, and other notable figures in the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association. Here's a link to the videos:

In recent news, Denny was the top lever action rifle shooter at the Florida State SASS Mounted Shooting Championships held in Williston FL over the weekend. "I really enjoy representing my sponsors at these events," Denny Said. Denny donated Suncoast Bedding product and Mane N Tail prizes for the awards ceremony.

Denny's WILD WEST ENTERTAINMENT company also provided entertainment Saturday night for the Florida Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Stallion Showcase Awards Dinner at the Ocala Hilton. "The Pistoloero," Deke Rivers, and trick roper Shane Kuehn joined Denny to present a 30-minute show with cowboy music, gunspinning, whip cracking and trick roping. We'll have some pictures up soon from both of these events - so check back! Denny and his trick riding students and performers will be in the Ocala Christmas Parade Dec 6, and will be the featured horse group this year, replacing the Budweiser Clydesdales!