Marcia at the reins training  her new team horse Persnickity to pull with another.

     Queen and Nuisy hitched to the beautiful black and gold surrey with the fringe on top.

Mini Occasions

Miniature Ranch

Jimmie & Marcia Sizemore

Ph.  (480) 567-2067

minioccasions@desertinet.com

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Little Dew was a champion in her own right visiting nursing and retirement homes as well as the VA Hospital for over 30 years. 

In the late 90’s we purchased a 3 year old gelding named Circle J Renegade Wind from the Giles family who went on to be three-time Honor Roll, received numerous Certificates of Merits and two-time World Reserve Champion in Single Pleasure Driving geldings, 2002 HiPoint Honor Roll Roadster under the guidance of Arthur Ramirez and Canadian National Champion and Supreme at Calgary, making him a AMHA champion.                        This past year 2018 a younger Circle J horse called Persnickity joined the team.

     We don’t sell any Miniatures, they are family and little Pudding who had 3 babies over the years is now 34 years old.  In closing I owe all these wonderful memories to my Dad who got us started with the Miniature Horses.  Marcia

Jimmie Sizemore standing, Marcia in carriage.

Persnickity, a younger team mini, becomes new team horse.

Mini “Hari”  at the VA Hospital

“Mini-Occasions” owned by Jimmie and Marcia Sizemore got started in 1984 when they purchased 3 mares in foal and a weanling filly named Pudding from a auction in Alberta, Canada.   A few years later their small stallion Dansi joined the family of  horses.  The Sizemores joined the MHAA club after meeting Gar and Irene Dutton at the Miniature Horse Show in the late 1980’s.  Our main interest was in driving teams and hitches after watching the Champion Draft  Horse Show at the Calgary Stampede and meeting long time friends Merv and Claudia Giles owners of Circle J Ranch who drive an 8 horse Miniature hitch.  Eventually with the help of Gar to build the carriage and friends in Canada who made the harness those baby foals grew up to be our team and were Champions in every aspect.  Queen and Nuisy were five-time World and two-time World Reserve Champions in Multiple Hitch classes plus three-time winners of the Lord Sterling Cup at the Calgary Stampede.