Bill “Cody Bill” Smith
Three-time World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Cody Bill Smith, was reared in the Bear Creek area on the Wyoming-Montana line where he worked on several ranches.
Smith has spent his life with horses – either trying to ride bucking horses or trying to master the methods of horsemanship learned from Ray Hunt. He founded the Wyoming Quarter Horse sale in Thermopolis. There have been 31 annual spring sales and a dozen annual fall horse sales. He also has taught horsemanship clinics throughout the country.