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Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, puts away his (Credit: Jessica Stallone)

Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, puts away his guns after completing the course of a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Cowboys saddle up in Riverhead

Spectators and riders enjoyed a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association.

Horses should eat, not be eaten.
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

Horses should eat, not be eaten.

Pictured from left to right: Melanie Mitousek, 11,
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

Pictured from left to right: Melanie Mitousek, 11, of Levittown, Jessica Licari, 12, of Patchogue, and Olivia Felice, 12 of Patchogue, were balloon runners who were responsible for setting up the targets for a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Jim Frevola, 60, of Northport, checks his revolver
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Jim Frevola, 60, of Northport, checks his revolver before taking to the course during a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

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Shira Kaplan-Walbrecht, 5, of Riverhead, helped blow up
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Shira Kaplan-Walbrecht, 5, of Riverhead, helped blow up the balloon targets for a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, puts away his
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, puts away his guns after completing the course of a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Jessica Licari, 12, of Patchogue, and Olivia Felice,
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

Jessica Licari, 12, of Patchogue, and Olivia Felice, 12, of Patchogue, ran to set up the targets for a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Twelve riders participated in a cowboy mounted shooting
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

Twelve riders participated in a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

The Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead was first
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

The Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead was first built in 1765 and is surrounded by more than 500 acres of farmland. (Oct. 20, 2012)

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Danielle Amberecht, 28, of Merrick, fired at one
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Danielle Amberecht, 28, of Merrick, fired at one of the balloon targets during the cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, fires at the
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, fires at the balloon targets during a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Joe Mugnai, president of the Island Long Riders,
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

Joe Mugnai, president of the Island Long Riders, narrates the action on the course to the crowd during a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Bernadette McHugh, 28, of Holtsville, shoots blanks out
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

Bernadette McHugh, 28, of Holtsville, shoots blanks out of a revolver during her run at the cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, watches another rider
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, watches another rider complete the course during a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

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Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, grabs a single-action
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Joe Mugnai, 51, of Farmingdale, grabs a single-action revolver loaded with blanks at a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Danielle Amberecht, 28, of Merrick, finishes the course
(Credit: Jessica Stallone)

Danielle Amberecht, 28, of Merrick, finishes the course at a cowboy mounted shooting event at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. The event was set up by The Island Long Riders, a local affiliate of the Cowboy Sports Association. (Oct. 20, 2012)

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