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About Ringside Hay

Ringside Hay Company combines agricultural science with sport horse management to produce quality hay varieties. Jeffrey and Crystal Nelson combined their backgrounds to form a leading hay company which utilizes agricultural growing technology (currently behind the success of many strawberry, raspberry, artichoke, and blackberry producers worldwide) with 30 years of show jumping horse management. An expert in agriculture and an expert in horse management, we know the importance and difference quality hay brings to each horse and it's owner.

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Combining the science of growing with the science of horse management, RHC provides quality & consistency in every bale. Hay not only is the largest part of a horses diet, but where they receive most of their nutrients, energy and fiber. We go to great lengths to eliminate all weeds and provide high quality hay for sport horses, owners, trainers and facility management. You can request to see samples before ordering. We are confident you will find our hay of high quality.


Our goal is to deliver quality hay when you need.

We have partnered with several transportation companies that have over 10 years of transportation and freight management expertise. From our field to your farm, it is part of our ongoing commitment to provide efficient and knowledgable professionals for all of your transportation needs. 


Primarily located in Oregon, the sandy soil, high elevation, continual breeze, ideal 70 degree climate and water from wells, is the reason our hay has such a rich nutrient base. We grow Timothy, Alfalfa, Orchard, Orchard/Alfalfa and Beardless wheat with access to 4,500 acres. Oat, Bermuda, Forage, 4-way, 3-way and Alfalfa are grown in California including the Central Valley and Imperial Valley.


Harvesting is when all the magic happens. Harvesting involves a multiple step process: cutting, drying, raking, processing, and storing. Our tall grass and legumes, at the proper stage of maturity, is cut, then allowed to dry by the sun, then raked into long, narrow piles known as windrows. Next, the cured hay is compressed into 95 - 110 lbs bales and placed in storage to protect it from moisture, UV damage, rot and weather elements. 

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