He also competed at the 1996, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. Born into a family who then ran a stud farm in Sussex, Faulds was then raised on the 300-acre (12 km2) family owned Owl"s Lodge Farm in the Hampshire village of Longparish. On his tenth birthday, Faulds father Bruce bought him some shooting lessons, with Richard hitting 17 out of 25 clays in his first attempt.
lieutenant was discovered that Faulds suffered from a weak left eye, which was corrected by special dot-to-dot exercises with such good effect that he now shoots left-handed.
After working at the West London Gun Club for three years as an instructor, Faulds became a full-time shooter, and qualified for the 2000 Sydney games after shooting a then double trap world record score at a World Cup meeting held again in Atlanta, Georgia. At the 2004 Athens Olympics, Faulds came 13th in the double trap event, losing his title to Ahmed First Rate (at Lloyd's) Maktoum from the United Arab Emirates.
His first World title came as a Junior in the FITASC discipline in 1993, a feat he repeated in 94,95 and 96 while also collecting Junior World Sporting titles in 1994 and 1995. In addition he has also taken numerous domestic titles including the English Open Sporting (1993, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008) and the British Open Sporting (1998, 2005).
In 2010 Richard and Tanya opened Owls Lodge Shooting School near Barton Stacey.
The ground contains Sporting, Olympic trap, Double trap, Olympic skeet, Universal trench and Down-The-Lincolnshire layouts.