About The Oregon Hunter Jumper Association

The Oregon Hunter Jumper Association, formerly known as the Northwest Horse Council, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of hunters, jumpers, and hunt seat equitation. Founded in 1978, OHJA’s purpose is as follows:

  • Promote the interests of the owners and exhibitors by ensuring fair competition and sportsmanship
  • Help improve and develop the quality of hunters and jumpers within the state
  • Bolster public support of the hunter/jumper and hunt seat equitation industry
  • Expand and enhance the image of equestrian competition.

The professionals and amateurs involved in the OHJA share the belief that horsemanship promotes and develops not only an appreciation of horses and riding, but also in a much broader sense dedication, commitment, and sportsmanship.

Our Mission

The Oregon Hunter Jumper Association promotes the pursuit of excellence from grassroots to OHJA-rated competitions. It strives to ensure quality horsemanship and sportsmanship, to provide high levels of communication and responsibility to the general membership, and bring national recognition to Oregon and its many fine riders and trainers.

Our History

Celebrating the Equestrian Sport Since 1978

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Diane Snow on Tigger, owned by Sue Sherman; approx. 1977 at Lake Oswego Hunt

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Ellen “Buppy” Kane on Kitty/Minute Made (aka Ever Ready); 1975

OHJA is proud of its heritage and long-standing traditions. We hope this website shows how much we honor the dedicated equestrians of Oregon. Our membership spans decades, from toddlers to our treasured vintage riders and no-longer-riding. We applaud their enduring love of horses, their bravery and their contributions to our sport.

Donate

Our non-profit organization relies on the financial support of our donors. No donation gift is too small and each gift makes a difference. Just click to donate.

Volunteer

Volunteers are always welcome and a great way to connect with the community.

Sponsor

Business memberships, sponsorships & advertising funds many OHJA programs.