The Dianne Eppers Cowgirls ROC Award

Honoring and Celebrating the Cowgirl Who Reaches Out into the Community

The NSBA Foundation recognizes 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 annually for their generous gifts of their time, talent or treasure in support of the efforts of the industry, NSBA and the NSBA Foundation. 

The Namesake

During the inaugural ceremony in 2022, the NSBA Foundation announced the award being names the Dianne Eppers Cowgirls ROC award in Dianne's honor. Dianne, of McHenry, Illinois, was an original member of NSBA when it began in 1983 and volunteered for the association from its infancy, but Brough her business sense to the NSBA office when she became the association's executive director in 2007. Dianne's service to the industry ranges from being a clinician at horse expos, to developing mentor programs at the AQHA Regional Championship Shows, to fundraising for NSBA and breed associations to serving on committees whenever asked.

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

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