Kevin Winkel remembers coming to the Oregon High Desert Classics when he was a young boy. When he was 12, he set up a boot-shine booth and would offer to clean riders’ boots for $5 a pair.

Winkel, now 33, and his mother, Julie Winkel, have been attending the annual hunter/jumper horse show at J Bar J Ranch in Bend for more than 25 years. The mother and son each own businesses that breed, train and show horses.

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