Rick began riding in 1972 in Nebraska and South Dakota where he competed in a full range of competitions which included: dressage, hunter/jumpers, eventing, barrel racing, Quarter Horse rated shows and Buckskin rated shows. Traveling the Mid-West competing his Buckskin Quarter Horse mare, Rick gained extensive national exposure at the young age of 15, winning the Buckskin National Barrel Racing title on his mare, Red Man’s Princess, two consecutive years in 1979 (Indiana) and 1980 (Iowa).
Upon moving to Georgia in 1980, Rick began competing in Eventing and progressed through the levels to Advanced on his horse Ultimate Trial (Lexy). Purchased as a three year old from the Gosch Family in Newnan Georgia in 1985, Rick and Lexy went on to be named United States Equestrian Federations Zone IV Intermediate Horse of the Year in 1989 and 1990 and Advanced Horse of the Year in 1991. Rick and Lexy competed at the National and International 3-Day Events such as: Radnor, Essex, North Georgia, Fair Hill and Kentucky Rolex. They were long listed for the 1991 Pan Am Team and the 1992 Olympics.
Rick’s daughter, Elisa Wallace, visits frequently on her way to shows in Florida. Elisa is a 4 Star Event Rider and was an alternate for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Team Wallace is currently located at Patchuk Farm in Monticello Florida and offers training, lessons, breeding, and horse sales.