East Bay Chapter

Northwest Region

East Bay grad wins equestrian award

Stefanie Putnam, fifth in the 2016 World Para Driving Championship in Holland, was presented with the Becky Grand Hart Trophy by Chester Weber during the U.S. Equestrian Federation's Pegasus Awards dinner in Lexington, Ky. Stefanie, accompanied to the ceremony by her service dog, Kaz, was paralyzed from the shoulders down in a non-horse-related accident in 2009. The former show jumper drives with the use of special cuffs attached to the reins of Bethesda After Dark, a Morgan who was the three-time U.S. singles driving champ before he met Stefanie.

(Photo copyright 2016 by Nancy Jaffer)