Beginner’s Shooter Clinic
March 25, 2017 9am-5pm
Universal Equestrian Center
1450 West 400 North
West Bountiful Utah
Who is ready to learn Cowboy Mounted Shooting-the fastest growing equestrian sport? K & E Blanks will be hosting the first Beginner Shooter Clinic in Utah of 2017. This is a one day, hands on training and shooting for both you and your horse. All of our Instructors are NRA Certified Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun Instructors. We provide the guns, holsters, blanks and horse ear plugs all for only $100. You just need to bring a lunch and your horse. To register or more info contact Kevin Koyle at (801)499-0127
- Note- Please make sure your horse is trained to neck rein and use a shank bit. You will be required to ride with one hand, shoot and steer your horse with courses.
Elaine Koyle, Treasurer of Utah’s Mounted Thunder
Owner/operator of K & E Blanks, wife, mother, grandmother and Utah’s Mounted Thunder’s ROCK! Without the support of Elaine, we would not have such successful CMSA shoots or jackpots. She is at 99% of the matches running the crows nest, keeping times, figuring payouts and shutting down any drama. She keeps the club books organized all year and is there to assist Kevin in the planning, paperwork and the legal aspects of every shoot. She is on the phone days in advance for hours with Greg Frye of CMSA prepping for our bigger competitions. Most of all, she is there supporting as many as 13 – 15 competitions per year. That is true dedication for someone that does not shoot or have an interest in riding horses. Utah’s Mounted Thunder members have become her extended family. She has learned to become the Ultimate horse show wife and mom.
Tad Jolley, Vice – President of Utah’s Mounted Thunder
Owner/operator of Jolley’s Pharmacy in West Jordan Utah. Tad has been a member of our club for several years. He has sponsored several events and jackpot series to help promote and build our club also. He and his wife JoAnn are always volunteering and helping out at the CMSA matches and jackpots. You will always see JoAnn sitting next to Elaine Koyle in the crows nest announcing, writing down times and helping with registration, while Tad is out helping Kevin change courses, giving emotional support and course management advice to the new shooters. He brings some new energy and great ideas to the table. Tad’s long time experience as a dedicated business owner is sure to push our club to the next level. Kevin and our board members are super excited that he taken on this commitment. Tad is currently CMSA Utah and Arizona SM1 State Champion and has just recently moved up to a SM2 at our CMSA Wild West Shootout in Heber last October.
Kevin Koyle, President of Utah’s Mounted Thunder
Owner/operator of K & E Blanks and Koyle Concrete, Kevin has spent endless hours building the membership of our club. Planning and directing matches, finding sponsors, hosting practices, donating a ton of blanks for our local shoots when the club was in it’s growing phase. He is a NRA certified Instructor for pistol, rifle and shotgun and teaches Beginner Shooter Clinics here in Utah to continue to build the sport and our club membership. He is very passionate about our club and has made it a priority in his and his family’s life. This is our 6 year of having a local club now, he was told by a “seasoned shooter” back when he started the club that he would fail at making this club a success because in Utah the shooters are not dedicated to the sport. That statement has been proven to be nothing but false! Both Kevin and our club members have been super dedicated and passionate about this fast growing sport. Many of our shooters travel on national and world levels bringing home multiply titles every year. Kevin is the current CMSA U.S. Westerns SM2 National Champion, CMSA 2016 Utah Overall Champion, CMSA Utah SM2 State Champion and CMSA Utah State Reserve Overall Champion.
Winter practice starts at the indoor arena Thurs 1/12, 2/9 and 3/2 from 10am to 12pm. We have to pay for the arena by the hour so it will be $30 plus the cost of balloons. Bring your own blanks… contact Tracy at(801)580-9691 for more info.