Cowgirls ROC

Honoring and Celebrating the Cowgirl Who Reaches Out into the Community

The NSBA Foundation will be recognizing women across the equine industry for their selfless contributions to the equestrian community with the Cowgirls ROC Award. Through a nomination process of their peers, 25 women will be celebrated for their generous gifts of their time, talent or treasure in support of the efforts of the industry, NSBA and the NSBA Foundation. 

2022 Nominees

The following women epitomize the Cowgirl Who Reach Out into the Community (ROC). Each will be recognized as nominees for the Cowgirls ROC award at a brunch to be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma on August 13, 2022 during the NSBA World Championship Show. The winner will be announced at that time.

  • Amy Gumz
  • Andrea Simons
  • Angela Wade
  • Ann Call - posthumously
  • Candy Parrish
  • Carol Harris - posthumously
  • Carrie Oakley
  • Chris Darnell
  • Chris Lagerblade
  • Cindy Cosentino
  • Connie Hill
  • Debbi Trubee
  • Deborah Hearst
  • Dianne Eppers
  • Gigi Bailey
  • Jennifer Burton
  • Joan Schroeder
  • Karen Boxell
  • Lynn Leady - posthumously
  • Lynne Puthoff
  • Marijo Merdith
  • Mary Roberts
  • Melaney Mincey
  • Nancy Ditty
  • Pat Clements
  • Patty Campbell


The following three tenants are the core attributes of the Cowgirls ROC (Cowgirls - Reaching Out in the Community) recognition award:

  • Celebrate the accomplishments of female NSBA members that serve and impact the show horse community most
  • Celebrate the female donors that help bring the work of the Foundation to our members
  • Celebrate the diversity, inclusion and contributions of all member voices to the NSBA membership

Celebration of Cowgirls ROC - Saturday August 13, 2022 at 11:00 am in the Bronco Grill & Patio 

 Each nominee, plus one guest, will receive an invitation by mail for the luncheon. A limited number of additional tickets are available for purchase to the general membership beginning August 1, 2022. 

Special Thanks to Rodger Call and Family for support of this inaugural event as a special project of the NSBA Foundation. 

To give without reward, without being noticed, is a sign of greatness.