Nuevo Mike and I started Mounted Shooting in CA. We went to EOT many times before we moved to New Mexico hoping that Mounted Shooting would be as popular here as it is in CA. The big difference in CA was that the Main Arena was right at the main gate. Spectators would stop at the arena to watch the Mounted Shooting and the Wild West Show. EOT Mounted had riders from all over to where there were anywhere to 110 to 150 riders at EOT. There were 3 arenas set up to accommodate the event in a timely manner. Mike and I tried many times to get The Wild Bunch at Founders Ranch to move the arena up to the town area so that there would be better access for the public. It made sense to us if Founders Ranch Set up Mounted Shooting as people came in like they had in CA there would get more spectators resulting in more gate money. But, they wouldn't budge since they had everything set up down in that hole behind the Town where it floods every time it rains, where many horse trailers and trucks got stuck trying to go up that steep hill in the mud. The area up by the Town is dryer and more stable. There is lots of room to accommodate riders and horses. The spectators find the arena by accident most of the time since the are no frequent signs directing folks to the arena. It is true that SASS feels there is no money to be had in Mounted Shooting so therefore they don't support it. Chili Cowboy has been trying hard to keep SASS mounted going but members are dwindling away. Is it Money, Distance, Location or the fact that most everyone has gone to CMSA, MSA?