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Chad Harden

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Year Started Driving
1999
Hometown
Mulhurst Bay, Alberta
WPCA Championship Final Heat Qualifications
14
WINS
4
Birthday
August 21, 1970

World Professional Standings

  • 2022 - 36th
  • 2021 - 33rd
  • 2020 - No Race Season
  • 2019 - 24th
  • 2018 - 19th
  • 2017 - 10th
  • 2016 - 9th
  • 2015 - 13th
  • 2014 - 17th
  • 2013 - 19th
  • 2012 - 14th
  • 2011 - 11th
  • 2010 - 11th/12th
  • 2009 - 7th
  • 2008 - 12th
  • 2007 - 15th
  • 2006 - 10th
  • 2005 - 12th
  • 2004 - 18th
  • 2003 - 19th
  • 2002 - 17th
  • 2001 - 19th
  • 2000 - 19th - Rookie Season

Major Awards And Victories

  • 2000: WPCA Top Rookie Driver Award
  • 2001: Orville Strandquist Award (Calgary Stampede Top Rookie Driver)
  • 2002: Ponoka Stampede Champion
  • 2006: Chuckwagon Person of the Year
  • 2009: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Driver, Edmonton's Chuckwagon Derby, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "GRANVIEW" - Champion Outriding Horse
  • 2010: Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "CRAFTY" - Champion Left Wheeler
  • 2016: Battle of the Rockies, Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "WILD" - Champion Right Leader
  • 2017: Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "ROBERT" - Champion Outriding Horse
  • 2019: Century Downs Racetrack and Casino Aggregate

Personal Information

A veteran and Champion entering his 22nd season on the WPCA Pro Tour, Chad has won many of chuckwagon racing's most prominent events including the Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby, Edmonton's Chuckwagon Derby and the Ponoka Stampede, and holds the track record at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino.

Chad received the prestigious WPCA Chuckwagon Person of the Year Award in 2006, won the Calgary Stampede's Orville Strandquist Award for top rookie driver in 2001, has had 4 horses named to the WPCA and Calgary Stampede Equine Outfits of Excellence, and was the WPCA's Top Rookie Driver in 2000. He has been a semi-finalist at the Calgary Stampede three times, and in 2009 he became just the third driver to boast wins in both of Alberta’s major cities (Calgary and Edmonton) in a single year.

Chad was the first chuckwagon driver to win association and Calgary Stampede top rookie honors in a single year, the first driver to win the top rookie driver at the Calgary Stampede and go on to win the Rangeland Derby Championship.

In the off-season Chad is a talent scout for the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League and owns and operates Generation Chemicals Inc. - an oilfield chemical company. He is a third generation chuckwagon driver, whose grandfather Leroy Harden and father Robert Harden drove wagons for many years. Chad has 4 children - Montana, Cheyenna, Dawson and Denver - and makes his home near Mulhurst Bay, Alberta.

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