Double E Ranch, formerly known as Erickson's Arabians and Miniatures, was formed in October, 2013 when Richard Erickson and Jacob Elliott were wed in Sacramento.
We are located in Galt about 30 mins. south of Sacramento. Double E Ranch consists of about thirty miniature horses of varying colors, bloodlines, and personalities. Our breeding program includes the traditional AMHA horse as well as Shetland blends and pony lines in AMHR and ASPC. We have enjoyed tremendous success in the show ring and in our breeding, as we strive for the best possible conformation and movement in our horses.
Before we met, Richard was preparing to retire from the business. That never came to pass, as Jacob bought his first horse, a beautiful chestnut colt, aptly named Pistol for his explosive personality. After placing him into training, Jacob got the bug and began showing at halter and won several competitions with him and another of our stallions, Mac who has become one of the most famous miniature horses in the industry, especially with our friends the Paul and Ailene Tarap who bought him and have taken him to new heights! From that point, Jacob became addicted and has enjoyed much success showing both in halter and performance both with AMHA and AMHR.
Presently at Double E, we are focusing on breeding our triple registered driving stallion, Mountain Meadows Simply Sensational whom we co-own with Casey and Kelly Campbell. Following an incredible debut as three-year old during which he was multi-national champion in pleasure driving as well as reserve GRAND stallion, "Sensa" returned to the ring in 2021 in style winning grands in pleasure driving "34-36," as well as his stakes class. After standing at stud at Mountain Meadows, the place of his birth, Sensa will go to the Bondes of South Dakota for the 2023 breeding season. We have bred a few mares to him ourselves this summer. Look for his get out in the ring in 2024!
2022 generated some unexpected and surprising results! Although we were not planning to attend AMHA worlds, we opted to follow up our successful national show by attending and showing four double E bred studs. Each came away with at least one world championship. Jacob enjoyed the surprise of his life by winning back to back world championships, one with Rebbie in Country Pleasure Driving, and the other with Monday (Sensa "Mini Me") in a large halter class - so exciting! Speaking of Monday, He is is now a Danish citizen and enjoying his new home at Highlight Miniatures with our good friends Gitte and Katja Bager who love him intensely!
This past year we took a break from showing as Jacob joined the board of AMHA and headed up the international committee. We enjoyed a trip to Europe in the spring and met many of our Facebook friends from abroad. We even got to attend a few shows in various countries! When we returned, we made the difficult but very right decision to see our multi-national champion stallion, At Last Remington. Casey took brought him out again, and Remi did not disappoint! He is now undefeated in ten consecutive classes! We had two beautiful Remi foals as well, a Remi "mini me" whom we are retaining and a filly "Bella" who is now living with her new owners, the Zuckers. In addition, we had two beautiful Sensa fillies one who now resides in Washington with Joni Osborne and the other with her two daddies who love her to the moon and back! Jacob is running for president of AMHA and will therefore not be showing our little ones in 2024. Please see our show page for our 2024 candidates for training!