Oregon Horse Trails and Equestrian
Oregon Counties with horse
properties and horse ranches for sale are: Baker, Benton,
Clackamas, Clatsop,Columbia, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes,
Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, HoodRiver, Jackson, Jefferson,
Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion,
Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Umatilla, Union,
Wallowa,Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, and Yamhill County.
Oregon Land provides
rich and fertile soil for your horses and other equine friends. It
is ideal for growing grass and other agricultural products, such
apples and potatoes.
The equestrian community in Oregon is quite
large and diverse in disciplines and breeds.
The price of land is still affordable, especially for those
relocating from California. Central Oregon enjoys as many as 300 days of sunshine per year, and Ashland in
southern Oregon features the Tony-Award winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Oregon is home to natural wonders such as Hells Canyon, the
deepest river gorge in North America, and Crater Lake, the deepest
lake in the United States. It is world renowned for its beautiful
Oregon is one of
only five states with no sales tax. Overall, Oregon has a
highly diverse agricultural industry. Farms and ranches in Oregon
produce more than 250 commodities, from wheat and cattle to grasses
and grass seed, a variety of berries including grapes, many types of
vegetables, and of course, Christmas trees. Oregon ranches and farms
tend to use conservation-minded ranching practices, and a fair share
are engaged in sustainable agriculture. Many Oregon ranches for sale
are family owned operations. Cattle ranches often acquire additional
grazing leases of BLM lands (Bureau of Land Management), like in
other states like California and New Mexico, since a good portion of
Oregon land is owned by the federal government and managed by this
Oregon's wild horses have found protection on certain Oregon ranches
that have devoted their efforts to becoming wild horse sanctuaries.
The Kiger Mustang which is now actually an established breed, was
originally discovered in a remote area of Beatty's Butte in
southeast Oregon, and such herds can now be found throughout Oregon.
A Kiger Mustang was used as the model for the animated feature film,
Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron from Dream Works Pictures.
Buyers will often find that Oregon land for sale and Oregon ranches
for sale have horse breeding and training as their focus.
Oregon has a great variety in climate, topography, and agricultural
conditions. While many out-of-staters associate Oregon with rain,
there are areas in eastern Oregon that get no more than 12 inches of
rain each year.
Southeastern and central Oregon land produces primarily hay and
cattle. Central Oregon land also grows a wide range of crops,
including vegetable seeds and grains. Northeastern Oregon land
produces wheat and livestock as well as various fruits, such as
cherries, apples, and pears. Wine appellations in Oregon can be
found in western and northern Oregon. The demand for Oregon land for
sale, Oregon ranches for sale, Oregon horse property and farms, and
rural homes in Oregon has soared during the last 10 years. The
market has been fueled by pricey California, Oregon's neighbor to
the south, from which ranchers, farmers, horse breeders and trainers
have moved to Oregon to increase the size of their acreage holding
and thereby expand and grow their business. A land of great beauty
and great diversity, Oregon offers many opportunities for those who
follow the trail that leads them there!
Below is a list of Oregon properties
Central Oregon is known to be horse-friendly, and by some estimates
has one of the highest rates of horse ownership in Oregon. Many
smaller properties of only a few acres have barns or corrals. Larger
ranch-type properties may include multiple paddocks and arenas, and
a few have indoor facilities. A key advantage to having a horse in
the Sisters area is easy access to hundreds of thousands of acres of
BLM and Forest Service lands
Horse Population: 168,000 horses
Land Area: 95,997 sq mi. (248,632 sq km)
State Parks: 231
Highest Point: Mt. Hood with 11,235 ft (3,424 m)
Lowest Point: Pacific Ocean
Geographic Center: In Crook Co., 25 mi. SSE of Prineville