Billy was taken from us on the 30th of April 2011 doing what he loved doing; mustering cattle on Deep Well Station.
Billy was a keen horseman and loved anything to do with horses and horse sport. He competed in Aileron's Rodoe when it was in full swing in the 1960's. He rode in every event and was successful with most of his rides.
His last rodeo was in 1968 as he had a family on the way, but he continued to ride in all the race meetings in the area for a long time after.
Billy loved to help and teach the younger generation anything to do with horses as he always wanted to encourage young people and share his love of horses.
To remember Billy each year for his involvement with Aileron many years ago The Hayes Family from Deep Well Station sponsor The Bill Hayes Memorial Feature Saddle Bronc Ride.