High Desert Classics to honor Olympic jumper

By KTVZ.COM news sources
POSTED: 4:33 PM PDT July 11, 2012    UPDATED: 4:40 PM PDT July 11, 2012 

Rich Fellers has been attending the Oregon High Desert Classics for many years as a participant. The only difference this year is that Rich Fellers will be departing for London to compete in the Olympics directly after the Week I Grand Prix event on July 21 with his horse Flexible.

Fellers, a Wilsonville resident whose parents live in Sunriver, will be honored at the OHDC Grand Prix event with a ceremony before the show kicks off at 5:00.

Everyone at J bar J Youth Services and the Oregon High Desert Classics is proud to be able to honor a great athlete who will be representing our country in the Olympics.

Dianne Johnson, the Oregon High Desert Classics show manager, says, “Knowing Rich and his commitment to the sport, Flexible and his kind personality, we could not be more proud of his achievements. We are honored to be able to host Rich before he departs for London.”

Showcasing world-class equestrian talent, the Oregon High Desert Classics is one of the largest and longest running horse show event in the Northwest and USEF “AA” rated Hunter/Jumper Competitions. OHDC I: July 18-22nd and OHDC II July 25-29th, 2012. For more information please visit www.jbarj.org/OHDC

Grand Prix events where the top horses and riders compete for $25,000 include:
Oxford Hotel Group Grand Prix: Saturday July 21st, starting at 4:30pm
Sheri Allis Memorial Grand Prix: Saturday July 28th starting at 4:30pm

Join us for dinner at the Grand Prix events with a ringside table for the best seat in the house includes a catered meal from Tate & Tate Catering. Wine is included in the meal. Seating for individuals and tables of 8 are available for purchase. Space is limited and the event will sell-out.

Proceeds from the event will directly benefit J Bar J Youth Services, a nonprofit that specializes in prevention, intervention, treatment and education. J Bar J Youth Services is one of the largest regional youth service providers east of the Cascades. Our vision is that all youth succeed and achieve their highest potential. Programs include:

- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon
- Cascade Youth & Family Center
- Living Options for Teens (The LOFT)
- Academy at Sisters
- J Bar J Boys Ranch
- J Bar J Learning Center