Come out and try “the thinking horse sport”….Competitive Mounted Orienteering! Learn new trails, explore new places and meet nice people while having fun with your horse!
We are a nonprofit organization intended to be a safe, inexpensive and fun equine activity for all riders. Conducted in such a manner as to both encourage competition among those seeking a competitive event and to encourage casual, family style riding for those wishing a less challenging event. Competitors may ride single or in teams.
C.M.O. has often been described as a “mounted treasure hunt”. Event organizers provide maps and course outlines. Participants furnish their own mounts and compasses. Using these tools, riders search for designated “objective stations” (paper plates with letters to be recorded to prove they were found) inside a 3/4 mile circled area on the event map. Clues for each station are listed on the back of the map with intersecting compass bearings pointing at the hidden plate.