Cody Lambert (born December 2, 1961) in Artesia, New Mexico is an American former professional rodeo cowboy. He specialized in saddle bronc riding and bull riding. He was also a co-founder and vice president of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR). He created the protective vest that professional bull riders have been required to wear for many years, after witnessing the death of his friend, Lane Frost at the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on July 30, 1989.
Cody Lambert is the son of racehorse trainer Cliff Lambert, who was the first jockey to win the All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs aboard Galobar in 1959. Cody has three siblings, brothers Chuck and Casey Lambert, a successful racehorse jockey, and sister Cheyann.
Lambert retired from bull riding at the end of the 1996 PBR World Finals. He also served as the PBR’s vice president, as a PBR bull riding judge, and as the PBR’s livestock director. Starting in 2022, Lambert will be the head coach of the Texas Rattlers, one of eight bull riding teams of the PBR’s new Team Series. He lives in Bowie, Texas, on a ranch with his wife, Leanne, and their horses and dogs.
In 1996, Lambert was one of the inaugural inductees into the PBR's Ring of Honor.
In 2002, Lambert was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Inducted for his rodeo accomplishments, the museum features many of Lambert's personal items used during his rodeo career.
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