The Oregon High Desert Classics is a USEF and USHJA approved Hunter-Jumper horse show taking place the last two weeks of July at the J Bar J Boys Ranch. The Oregon High Desert Classics is the premier fundraiser for J Bar J Youth Services, a nonprofit organization that offers programs specializing in prevention, intervention, treatment and education. Our show attracts over 600 horses and 3,000 professionals and amateur competitors from all over the United States and Canada. Competitors enjoy a USA Equestrian AA-Rated show on one of the few grass footing rings left while spectators enjoy viewing the athletic skill of the horses and riders and a variety of food and shopping at the vendor booths. To learn more about the history of the OHDC, click here.
2017 Event dates are: Classic I: July 18-23rd; Classics II: July 26-30th
The best time to see the show is 8:00-am-5:00pm Wednesday– Sunday. The Grand Prix is held each Saturday, July 22nd and 29th at 5:00pm (approximately) Mini Prix’s are held each Sunday July 23rd and July 30th at 2:00pm (approximately) See Special Events below for further information.
The event is free for spectators; no parking fee. We do have several special events that require tickets. See the special events section below for details.
Special events are open to public though many require tickets. Please review the 2017 General Public Event Calendar for all events open to the public. VIP and Grand Prix dinner tickets can be purchased by filling out the following form 2017 General Public Ticket Form
Limited shade and seating available at each ring. Patrons Table reservation and wristbands are available for VIP seating, shelter and meals. See 2017 General Public Ticket Form for your reservation. You are more than welcome to bring a picnic blanket, low rise chairs and shading as seats are limited. Please do not bring pop-up tents.
Dogs are allowed on grounds but must be on leash at all times for the safety of the riders and horses. The only places dogs are not allowed is in the vendor area, Patrons tent and in the irrigation ponds.
A variety of vendors are open every day of the show. Come enjoy some food and shopping from our array of vendors. A list of this years vendors can be found by following this link.
Map of Grounds
What is a hunter?
The hunter divisions find their roots in the foxhunting tradition. Foxhunters are bred to clear large obstacles, travel efficiently, endure long distances, and remain well mannered in the midst of activity. Foxhunters in the field often are large and bulky to support the weight of the rider over a several hour period. The hunters of the show ring …Read More
What is a jumper?
Show jumping constitutes the second most popular spectator sport in Europe, after soccer. France is credited for holding the world’s first grand prix in Paris in 1866. Jumper events in America are quickly gaining popularity thanks to the ease in understanding the rules, the display of sheer athleticism of both horse and rider, and the …Read More
Link to Media and News
Thank you to our wonderful Media Sponsors for all of your coverage and support of the Oregon High Desert Classics. To learn more about each one, click on the links below.