Circle Y Saddles, Inc, America’s Leading Saddle Brand, is proud to have World Champion Cowboy Mounted Shooter, Kenda Lenseigne, on our Team Of Champions. She made history when she won the 2009 Overall World Championship by being the first woman to ever achieve this. Just six months later in April 2010, she made history again by becoming the first woman to win the Overall at the National Championship. She is also the 2010, 2008, and 2007 Reserve World Champion Cowgirl for the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA). Kenda brings to Circle Y expertise and a competitive edge in this fast growing sport.
Kenda, who splits her time between her ranches in Washington and Arizona, has led the women’s and open events in the relatively new sport of mounted shooting. A background in training cutting horses led to further success training shooting horses, though learning gun handling required more practice. In mounted shooting, competitors must negotiate an arena course while riding at full speed using two single action pistols loaded with black powder blanks to take out balloon targets set in various patterns.
A holder of six World Record times, Kenda has definitely found her game. She is also a four-time World Point Champion. She currently trains horses and riders for mounted shooting while teaching clinics and competing in over 30 events across the country.
Lenseigne designed the shooting saddles from the tree out so that it provides the horse freedom of movement and keeps the rider in a balanced position. “Circle Y has listened to the needs of our shooting competitors and has designed a saddle with these features,” said Kenda. “As the saying goes, the right tool for the job, this saddle will definitely help many riders improve their skills.” The Circle Y Flex2® tree conforms to the horse and allows for freedom of movement. The saddle’s light weight and shock absorbing skirt further help horses perform at their best. A roughout seat jockey and fender, and a suede seat, help hold the rider’s position. The adjustable stirrup leather position strap determines the amount of leg swing the rider prefers. The swell of the saddle is low and the forward tilted horn allows for maximum clearance for the two guns and holsters which riders carry. > See the Kenda Lenseigne Shooting saddles
“Circle Y is honored to have Kenda on our Team of Champions,” said Mark Jemelka, Chief Operating Officer of Circle Y Saddles. “She represents the best of this unique sport of mounted shooting and Circle Y is lucky to have her.”