About Ricky

Ricky Johnson has an extensive range of skills and experiences in the equine industry. He has managed an Arabian breeding farm, presented warmbloods for inspection and shown extensively in the Arabian division. Ricky has National, Scottsdale and Regional wins ranging from Western Pleasure and Saddleseat to Dressage and Sporthorse.


One of his greatest accomplishments came in 2012 when he not only won the highly competitive Youth National Championship title of Purebred Arabian Western Pleasure in the JTR 14-17 division, but also the JOTR 14-17 division as well, aboard a horse he trained himself!


 Ricky has worked for some of the top names in the industry including Tammy McDonald and Brett Becker and is now ready to establish himself as Johnson Equestrian.

Spring Valley Ranch 

The New Home of Johnson Equestrian 

Owned by Mark Dunlap, D.V.M. and Tania Dunlap, Spring Valley Ranch is a full service, complete, all breed horse facility; offering breeding, boarding, training, conditioning and riding lessons.


The 44 acre ranch located in the rolling foothills below Paradise (near Butte College) boasts five luxurious barns (containing 65 stalls), mare motel, covered sheds and paddocks, 10 acres of irrigated pasture and four arenas. Attention to detail and professional management is evident in the extra services provided: 24 hour security cameras, individual tack lockers, a scale to weigh horses admitted for boarding or training, and strict health policies regarding vaccination, worming and feed programs.


The barns are solid wood construction, finished outside with stucco and they’re built with the needs of horses and horsemen in mind.Horsemen will appreciate the attractive tongue-and-groove wooden stall fronts, while their horses will enjoy the stall sizes: stalls in the breeding barns are 12’ x 16’; and stalls in the training barn and big barn range in size from 12’ x 12’ to 12’ x 14’ so that even larger horses can be accommodated.


There are five hot water wash racks, four tack rooms (20 individual tack lockers) and a covered, enclosed overhead hot-walker. All arenas are under lights and sprinklers. The main arenas are watered every day and the footing is renovated weekly. Riding is a pleasure in any weather.


A professional staff is available to take care of your horse’s needs, from turning the horse out, providing exercise through lunging or riding, grooming, blanketing, graining and medicating.


Spring Valley Ranch has been home to beautiful Arabian show and pleasure horses since 1977, let yours join the legacy!