Saturday, July 25, 2009

Denny Chapman Wins Mounted Shooting Competition

Denny won the title of Overall Champion Cowboy at a SASS Mounted Shooting competition July 25 in Ocala FL. The match, featuring 40 competitors from the Central Florida area, was held at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion. "I was proud to represent my sponsors while winning this competition, "Chapman said, "My Taylor's single action pistols functioned flawlessly, using a great new gun rig from Rod Kibler Saddlery with my saddle sitting on an Impact Gel saddle pad. Combine this with Suncoast Bedding and Mane N Tail products, and I've got a great group of sponsors!" Denny will be competing again Aug 8 in at a CMSA match in New Smyrna Beach, FL, in August and announcing at the CMSA Eastern Championships in TN in September. "Mounted Shooting is a big part of my life and business, " Denny said, "Between competing, announcing, and training horses and competitors for the sport, it accounts for more than 50% of my business." Learn more about Denny's upcoming schedule at

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Denny Chapman in Suncoast Bedding ad!

Click on page 5 of for a great Suncoast Bedding ad with an insert video of our "Suncoast Surfin' Cowboy" specialty act, my dog CiCi relaxing with a bag of Suncoast, as well as singer/songwriter Templeton Thompson and her horse, Jane. We'll be representing Suncoast this weekend at a Single Action Shooting Society mounted shooting competition in Ocala!

Happy Trails,

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Denny Chapman's "Point of View" - new video project

The first in a series of p.o.v. videos of Mounted Shooting, Trick Riding, Roman Riding, Fire Jumping and other cool equine activities!

Here's a link to a follow-up training video with "Forrest" taken a few days later:


Happy Trails,


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Denny Chapman - mounted shooting with Taylor's Firearms and Rod Kibler Saddlery

Here are some shots of my Taylor's mounted shooting pistols nestled in my new custom mounted shooting gun rig by Rod Kibler. Rod has years of experience with both CAS as well as CMSA and SASS Mounted Shooting, and it sure shows in his craftsmanship and quality. This custom rig has turned-out rawhide lips to help funnel the gun when executing a fast gun change, sight locks for added security, and beautiful tooling and spots for the buckaroo look I favor. I use a Kibler rifle scabbard as well for mounted rifle shooting competition. I'm proud to support Kibler Saddlery ( and recommend Rod's work to anyone looking for the best quality ground and mounted shooting equipment and Taylor's & Company Firearms ( - Keeping the Legend Alive!

Happy Trails,

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Denny Chapman's Wild West Entertainment - news clips

I've had so many news clips on my main website (, that I've copied them here to make more room...I'll more from time to time.

Recent News:
6/09 - Denny just returned from the historic Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where he was contracted to announce the CMSA Behlen classic and conduct TV interviews for Western Shooting Horse Magazine's internet/television program. The television footage will be posted at Additional photos and video links will be posted at
6/09 - Denny wins mounted rifle shooting competition in Florida CMSA match. Denny featured in an online magazine video commercial: - see page 14!
5/09 - Denny featured in May/June issue of Western Shooting Horse Magazine
4/09 - Denny featured in interview on from the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association National Championships in Tunica MS. Air date was April 22.
4/09 - Denny to produce and host mounted shooting event at Central Florida Fair! More info at
3/09 - Denny 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." More pics and info at
3/09 - Denny wins rifle class, open pro class and reserve overall at CMSA competition in New Smyrna Beach FL! More info and pics at
3/09 - Denny was chosen by the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association ( to serve on the announce staff and provide color commentary at the following major events in 2009:
National Championships - Tunica MS
Midwest Classic - Cloverdale IN
Behlen Classic - Guthrie OK
Eastern US Championships - Murphreesboro TN
World Championships - Amarillo TX
Cowboy Mounted Shooting is the fastest growing equestrian sport in the United States. Denny is a recognized mounted shooting competitor, horse trainer and clinician, and holds the title of Eastern United States Mounted Shooting Champion for SASS Mounted Shooting.
2/09 - Denny Chapman chosen to announce the CMSA Atlantic Classic - More info at:
2/09 - Denny Chapman chosen to announce the Western Shooting Horse Lajitas Classic. More info at:
1/09 - Denny Chapman earns Reserve Mounted Rifle Champ title at CMSA SE Regional Championships
1/09 - Impact Gel Saddle Pads joins Denny's growing sponsorship list.
1/09 - Denny joins Taylor's & Co Firearms pro-staff. He'll be using Talyor's new "Smokewagon" model - a 2nd gen. Colt reproduction from Uberti tuned and customized by Cody Conagher in the Taylor's Custom Shop! He'll also be using Taylor's '66 and '73 in mounted rifle competition and wild west shows! Check out - Keeping the West Alive!
12/08 - Denny's Wild West Entertainment - featured equine unit at the 2008 Ocala Christmas Parade - see video:
12/08 - Denny was the top lever action rifle shooter at the Florida State SASS Mounted Shooting Championships held in Williston FL over the weekend. Denny's WILD WEST ENTERTAINMENT company also provided entertainment for the Florida Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Stallion Showcase Awards Dinner at the Ocala Hilton Nov 29. "The Pistolero," Deke Rivers, and trick roper Shane Kuehn joined Denny to present a 30-minute show with cowboy music, gunspinning, whip cracking and trick roping. 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!
11/08 - Denny Chapman wins division 4 title at Florida Cowboy Mounted Shooting State Championships! Pics and details coming soon to
10/08 - Denny Chapman to produce Wild West Show for Head & Heel Ranch in Brooksville FL! Featuring Roman Riding, Trick Riding, Trick Horses, Whip Artistry, Quick-Draw and Fancy Gun Handling (Featuring "The Pistolero", Deke Rivers) Mounted Shooting and Cowboy Music.***Pics from this show are now online at!
9/08 - Denny Chapman chosen as feature entertainment for the Southern Shootout Barrel Racing event in Jacksonville FL Sept 21!
8/08 - Denny wins the men's #4 Division at the Peach State Cowboy Mounted Shooting event while representing his sponsors at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville GA August 2!
7/08 - Denny wins the Pro Class, Rifle Class and Team Jackpot (with one of his 13yo students, Mandy Cook!) while representing his sponsors Suncoast Bedding and Mane N Tail products at the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association match in New Smyrna Beach July 11-13! Here's a video of Denny's winning Mounted Rifle Shooting run...

More details and pics at
6/08 - Suncoast Bedding joins Denny's sponsor list. They'll be promoting Denny's entertainment and mounted shooting endeavors. "I'm proud to stand behind a product I use and believe in," Denny said, "Suncoast Bedding is always my first choice at home and on the road."
5/08 - Wild West Entertainment featured on Florida Fox Networks and Webcast. Check out the "Ocala Horse Show" at the following link -
5/08 - Denny schedules two-week tour in Central Kentucky area May 29-June 8. Events include performances for the Council of State Goverment's National Convention in Lexington, The Blugrass Cup Polo Tournament, the University of Kentucky's Spindletop Hall, the Lexington Horsemen Professional Arena Football Team, Curtiswood Farm's "That's Entertainment" and a Cowboy Mounted Shooting Clinic!
5/08 - Denny chosen to emcee the CMSA Classic at the Circle G Arena in Lewisburg OH May 8-11.
4/08 - Denny contracted as Headline Entertainer for Holiday with Horses, a musical equine program of performances to benefit the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association.
4/08 - Denny to appear in new Mane N Tail commercials. Shooting in Aiken SC in late April.
3/08 - Denny wins the Pro-Class jackpots and the Mounted Rifle Shooting at the Bike Week Blowout CMSA match March 8-9 in New Smyrna Beach FL!
2/08 - Denny named Eastern United States National SASS Mounted Shooting Champion. Go to for more info!
2/08 - Straight Arrow's Mane N Tail company signs on again for 2008. Denny uses and endorses Mane N Tail products and can be seen in their tv commercials on RFD-TV. We'll be shooting new Mane N Tail commercials in April.
12/07 - Denny invited back to ASPIRE's Dances with Horses at the National Cattle Congress in Waterloo IA as feature entertainer for '08! (Above: pics of Denny's "Surfin' Cowboy" act seen at this year's event)
12/07 - Denny named to Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association announcing staff for '08 . 6 major CMSA events, including 2 "Classic" events in Lewisburg OH and Guthrie OK; as well as the Eastern U.S. Championships in Murphysboro TN, the Western U.S. Championships in Nampa ID, the National Championships in Tunica MS, and the World Championships in Amarillo TX.
12/07 - Denny wins title of "Reserve Champion" at SASS Florida Mounted Shooting Championships
11/07 - Denny contracted to announce the 2007 Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championships in Las Vegas Nov 16-18.
10/07 - Denny chosen as feature entertainer for Florida's 2008 "EQUIFEST".
9/07 - Denny serves as feature entertainer at "Dances With Horses" 2007, a benefit performance at the National Cattle Congress, Waterloo IA, with Lynn Palm and Monty Bruce.
8/07 - Denny welcomes Stephanie Cons to the Wild West Entertainment team. Stephanie is a member of the famed Canadian Cowgirls Precision Drill Team will be featured in several upcoming appearances, including the Central Florida State Fair in April. Look for Stephanie to display her talents in the form of Trick Riding, Mounted Trick Shooting and more!
5/07 - Denny has been chosen to be on the official announcing staff of the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association for the 2007 Eastern United States Championships in Murphysboro TN, the Western United States Championships in Guthrie OK and the World Championships in Las Vegas.
4/07 - Denny was feature equine entertainer at the Central Florida Fair in Orlando. Fair staff were quoted as saying Denny's specialty acts and clinics were the biggest draw of the Fair, including celebrity book signings and appearances by Henry Winkler and Gary Coleman! He was immediately booked for next year's fair with added performances!
3/07 - Denny Chapman to appear in Mane N Tail commercials! Filming in Aiken SC area late March for a television commercial segment to be aired on RFD-TV's "" tv show in May.
3/07 - Denny Chapman wins the mounted rifle division at the Panhandle Peacemakers' Double Points Cowboy Mounted Shooting competition in Marianna FL, March 10, 2007! See pics at
10/06 - Denny was recently featured on RFDtv's "HorseCity.ComTV" television show (past the following link into your browser to view clip: He was also recently featured in "Quarter Horses" magazine - a new publication by the publishers of "Horse Illustrated." Denny was also in the following recent publications and television shows:
Spring, Summer '08 "Hoofbeats" Magazine (regular feature article)
Winter '07 "Hoofbeats" Magazine
Winter '07 "Horse Capital Digest."
Fall '07 "Horse and Pony" Magazine
Summer, Spring, Fall, Winter '07 RFD-TV/HorseCity.ComTV - Mane N Tail commercials
Summer '07 "Tonto Rim Times" (cover photo)
Spring '07 "" webmagazine
Fall '06 issue of "Discover Horses" magazine
September '06 issue of AQHA's "America's Horse" magazine
May '05 issue of "Horse Illustrated" magazine
July '05 "Western Horsemen" magazine
Sept '05 AQHA's "America's Horse" tv show
Following is an excerpt from USEF press release:
November 2, 2006 Beautiful Music and Breathtaking Horses to Take Center Stage By Lori Blanchard Melancon
"Beautiful Music and Breathtaking Horses" take center stage in the The Symphony of Horses 2006. The Marion Therapeutic Riding Association (MTRA) is producing its third amazing evening of world-class horses and riders performing to the Central Florida Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dr. Susan Robinson. The production of 2002 and 2004 thrilled sold-out crowds to the benefit of the non-profit therapeutic horseback riding program. The performers are a list of the who’s who in the horse world and entertainment world. “They just step up to the plate and volunteer to be there for us,” said Kenyon. The 2006 list includes Chester Weber, Pat Parelli, Misdee Wrigley, The Arabian Nights’ Black Stallion, Medieval Times, Eitan Beth-Halachmy’s Cowboy Dressage and Denny Chapman’s Wild West Show. Plus Carson Kressley, nationally ranked competitive equestrian, star of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and author of the children’s book You’re Different and That’s Super.

Denny Chapman and Suncoast Bedding

Denny Chapman announced Tuesday that he will continue to endorse Suncoast Bedding ( "This is the best horse and pet bedding product available in the country," Chapman said, "I'm proud to be associated with an animal product that I use and believe in." Suncoast has listed Denny as a Marketing Partner, along with Chris Cox and Templeton Thompson.