High Desert Classics are back

Published Jul 14, 2013 at 05:00AM

The Oregon High Desert Classics returns to the J Bar J Boys Ranch, July 17-28 in Bend.

Featuring two weeks of world-class equestrian competition, the Oregon High Desert Classics is “the largest and most prestigious Hunter-Jumper competition in the Northwest, bringing over 500 of the finest horses and most talented riders from the United States and Canada to Bend,” according to its website.

Classics I runs July 17-21 and Classics II runs July 24-28 at the J Bar J Boys Ranch located on 40 acres east of Bend. The event is free for spectators, although some special events require tickets. Special events include a Mardi Gras BBQ, two Grand Prix dinners and an International Hunter Derby&Breakfast.

Proceeds benefit J Bar J Youth Services.

Contact: www.jbarj.org/ohdc.