The NSBA Foundation announced Lynne Puthoff as the 2023 Dianne Eppers Cowgirls ROC Award Recipient. NSBA Members across the country gathered this morning in Tulsa, OK to celebrate 15 phenomenal women who have made a tremendous impact in the horse show community through their service and dedication to the industry. The Foundation presented the Dianne Eppers Cowgirls ROC award to Lynne Puthoff. This award was named after lifelong NSBA supporter Dianne Eppers for her dedication and service to the association. Dianne embodies the three tenants that this award represents, NSBA member who serve and impact the horse show community, help the female donors to bring the work of the Foundation to our members, and celebrate the diversity, inclusion and contributions of all member voices to the NSBA membership.
The Foundation hopes to embrace women like Dianne for their crucial impact on the association such as Lynne. The Cowgirls ROC Award is determined through a nomination process from the recipient’s peers in NSBA as well as the NSBA Foundation Board of Directors. This award recognizes women who stand out for giving their time, talent or treasure to the horse show industry. Lynne has demonstrated these qualities standing out among her peers for her dedication to the industry.
Lynne Puthoff, of Milton, Ohio, went from competing as an Amateur to operating her own training business in Western Ohio, and has long been a supporter of NSBA, the NSBA Foundation and its programs. Lynne has been involved in the horse industry for about 50 years changing lives for many equestrians. From coaching her riders to compete in NSBA Dual-Approved and standalone futurity classes to supporting her clients and other riders in Heroes on Horses classes to her work as a Youth Equestrian Development Association (YEDA) coach, Lynn has played an active role in the industry in several roles. She is also active as a local clinician and has organized donations to local shelters. Her dedication has been evident as she volunteers to help with 4-H, coach YEDA and IHSA teams, and volunteers to help with the Foundation’s Heroes on Horses events. She strives to help riders become better horsepersons and ultimately the best person they can be. Lynne has been an outstanding NSBA member who will continue to make a difference.
The Dianne Eppers Cowgirls ROC (Reaching Out into the Community) Award will continue to be awarded annually to a cowgirl who has given selfless contributions to the equestrian community through her time, treasure and talent.
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