Oregon Summer Classic Returns June 21-25

This top-10 show features a new flat fee for 2017, plus more than $100,000 in awards and prizes.

From the Oregon Quarter Horse Association

Visit www.oregon-qha.com to view the schedule and learn more about the Summer Classic or call 503-537-9845. Journal Photo.

Some of the nation’s leading American Quarter Horses and their riders will set their sights on Central Point for the Oregon Quarter Horse Association’s Summer Classic horse show. The event is slated for June 21-25 at the Jackson County Expo. 

The Oregon Summer Classic, a top-10 AQHA show in 2016, is a major destination for top competitors and their equine athletes. 

“Exhibitors travel from as far and wide as Alaska and Texas to attend the Summer Classic,” said Jim Hoyt, OQHA president. “The Jackson County Expo is one of the best facilities to showcase the athleticism and versatility of the American Quarter Horse.”  

New for 2017, OQHA will offer a $110 flat fee per judge for any horse/rider or division (does not include cattle, NSBA or futurity classes or the AQHA drug fee). 

Exhibitors will go home with more than $100,000 in awards and prizes:

  • Champion and reserve champion awards offered in every class
  • Youth Champion of Champions and Youth Top Hand awards
  • All-around saddles
  • $2,000 added in longeline futurity, sponsored by Oak Spring Ranch (Cody and Kathryn Mitchell)

In addition to the full slate of AQHA classes with three arenas running every day, the Summer Classic will offer: 

  • Full slate of futurity and sweepstakes classes
  • National Snaffle Bit Association dual-approved classes
  • AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse classes
  • Ranch Riding and Roping “Chute Out” classes with added money 

For fun outside of the arena, Summer Classic exhibitors can also look forward to:


  • Tuesday, June 20 – Exhibitor Welcome Social
  • Wednesday, June 21 –Taste of the Rogue Valley Wine Reception
  • Thursday, June 22 –Barbecue
  • Friday, June 23 – non-show day; enjoy off-day activities like the Hellgate Jet Boat trip, Zipline Adventure trip, Rogue River fishing or rafting trips, or wine tours
  • Saturday, June 24 – Pizza Party

Visit www.oregon-qha.com to view the schedule and learn more about the Summer Classic or call 503-537-9845.