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Billy Richards


Events: Saddle Bronc Riding
Born: 7/22/1979 Calgary, Alberta
Joined PRCA: 2001
PRCA Career Earnings: $146,250.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Crossfield, Alberta

2011 earnings: Did not compete
Education: College of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls), associate degree in equine science

Professional
Career Highlights
• 2010: Won the Harmon Valley Rodeo (Peace River, Alberta); won the Moose Mountain Pro Rodeo (Kennedy, SK); won the Mighty Fraser Rodeo (Abbotsford, British Columbia); won the North Peace Stampede (Grimshaw, Alberta); was co-champion at the Okotoks (Alberta) Pro Rodeo; finished 68th in the world standings with $10,590
• 2006: Won Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede
• 2005: Won the Frontier Days Pro Rodeo (Swift Current, Saskatchewan); won the LeDuc (Alberta) Black Gold Rodeo.
• 2003: Won saddle bronc riding title at the Williams Lake (British Columbia) Stampede; qualified for the Canadian Finals Rodeo.
• 2002: Was on his way to qualifying for the 2002 Canadian Finals Rodeo until an injury ended his season.
• 2001: Won titles at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Williams Lake (British Columbia) Stampede; was a Canadian Finals Rodeo qualifier.
• 2000: Qualified for the Canadian Finals Rodeo in his rookie season in the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association

Amateur
Qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo in 1998 and won the Canadian High School saddle bronc riding title in 1997. He was a two-time National High School Rodeo Association finals qualifier who and also qualified for the Canadian Finals Rodeo in 1992 in boys steer riding

Awards
PRCA Resistol Rookie of the Year in saddle bronc riding, 2001

Personal
5-8, 155…Single…When he’s not riding broncs, he spends his time ranching and working with his father’s stock contracting business…Enjoys horses, rodeo and ranching…Nicknamed “Boxcar” by CSI rodeo coach Shawn Davis, who’s also the longtime general manager of the Wrangler NFR …Lists Billy Etbauer as his rodeo idol.

 

 

 
 
 
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