Saturday, March 28, 2009

Florida Cowboy, Denny Chapman, wins multiple awards at Mounted Shooting competition

Denny Chapman of Ocala FL won the Mounted Rifle Shooting division, the Extreme Mounted Shooting division, and was overall high point Champion Cowboy at a SASS Mounted Shooting competition in Williston FL Sunday, March 28. Part of the proceeds of the event, sanctioned by the Single Action Shooting Society, benefitted Cancer research. "I'm proud to have performed so well at an event with such a good cause," Chapman said, "My sponsors have been very supportive of me and I'm happy to have represented them while winning this competition." Denny shot the match with guns provided by Taylor's & Company ( He is also sponsored by Suncoast Bedding (, Mane N Tail products ( and Impact Gel Saddle Pads ( "I've got the best names in the mounted shooting and horse industry behind me," Chapman said, "It's hard to go wrong with quality products that are designed for success." Chapman is a professional horseman, specializing in mounted shooting and equine entertainmment. Learn more about Denny at

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Denny Chapman performs for City League International Show Jumpers!

Denny promoted his sponsors Mane N Tail and Suncoast Bedding while performing for the City League International Show Jumpers in Ocala earlier this evening. He provided a horseback rendition of the National Anthem, A mounted shooting act and his popular "Surfin' Cowboy" specialty act as well. A special thanks to Candy McCrary, Gary and Poppie Moe and their friend, Megan for helping us out tonight. Vic and Rebecca treated us very well and understand the behind-the-scenes needs of a specialty act performer - what a great event! Next Saturday, we compete in a mounted shooting match along with some of our students in Williston FL. Check out our website for event updates.
Happy Trails,

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Denny Chapman - Taylor's & Co test promo

Here's a test promo tape we shot yesterday for one of my sponsors, Taylor's & Company ( Next Saturday, we're performing our "Surfin' Cowboy" specialty act for City League International Showjumpers, then another mounted shooting competition the following weekend. April will be a very busy month for us as we have a trick riding camp, entertainment at the Central Florida Fair, announcing at the CMSA Nationals in Tunica, and performing at the Equine Extravaganza (Stephanie Cons). A big thanks to all of our sponsors, Suncoast Bedding, Mane N Tail, Impact Gel, Taylor's & Co and many other supporting sponsors who help us take the best care of our horses and perform/compete with the best equipment. Check our "upcoming events" page at for updates!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Denny & Dusty at Seminole Feed

Here's a pic from our promotional appearance at Seminole Feed Saturday morning. I think it's safe to say that Dusty still likes his job!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Roman Riding, Trick Shooting

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We had a busy day yesterday beginning with a promotional appearance at Seminole Feed in Ocala with "Dusty", one of my trick horses and roman riding team members. Seminole's customer appreciation day drew huge crowds who came to visit with us for a couple of hours INSIDE the store! Chester Weber from Live Oak was there with us along with his horse "Jamaica". We signed Suncoast Bedding promo pictures, then picked up my Mounted Shooting horse (and other half of my roman team) "Spanky" for a mounted shooting and roman riding exhibtion at the Florida Horse Park during their extreme cowboy challenge race. The video in this entry shows our first attempt at mounted shooting while roman riding at our home arena earlier last week - one of my many "don't try this at home" stunts... We often incorporate some kind of mounted trick shooting into our specialty acts. We're one of the few (if not the only) entertainers in the country that can feature live cowboy singing, tandem riding and driving, roman riding, trick horses, trick roping, whip artistry, mounted shooting and fire stunts all in one act with two horses...makes for a busy day at the "office"...but who likes to be boring?

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Denny Chapman wins again! Cowboy Mounted Shooting

Denny won the Mounted Rifle shooting competition at the Florida CMSA competition this weekend in New Smyrna Beach FL. He also won the Open Pro-Class and was Reserve Overall Cowboy at the end of the match on Sunday. One of his students, Chelsea Kornbleau, won her second class win and moved up to a the L-2 division! "I want to thank all my sponsors for supporting me in this great sport," Denny Said. "I've got a great line-up of top-notch companies that I'm proud to be associated with, Suncoast Bedding, Mane N Tail, Taylor's & Company Firearms and Impact Gel Saddle Pads, to name a few." Denny will be representing his sponsors again next weekend - starting with a meet and greet autograph session next Saturday at Seminole Feed on Hwy 40 in Ocala with "Dusty" - on of his trick horses, then a mounted shooting clinic at the Florida Horse Park. Rumer has it, Denny may be Roman Riding part of the Extreme Cowboy Race as well!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Denny Chapman wins championship mounted shooting buckle!

Denny won his division at the 2009 SASS Mounted Shooting Eastern United States Championships held over the weekend in Williston FL. Two of his students, Jerry Jacobs and Chelsea Kornbleau, won their respective classes and went home with trophy buckles as well! "It's always a pleasure to perform well while representing my sponsors", Denny said. "Suncoast Bedding and Mane N Tail products have been very supportive of me and I'm proud to have represented them while competing this weekend." Denny has also picked up supporting sponsors Taylors & Company Firearms and Impact Gel Saddle Pads this year and will be representing all his sponsors next weekend at the Florida Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association match in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Check out for Denny's complete schedule, including competitions and clinics, as well as entertainment dates.