In the heart of every rescued horse there is a champion
The Conquistador Program is a coalition of equine rescues, sanctuaries and private equine foster homes. Since the program began with the rescue of Conquistador in the summer of 2001, the Conquistador Program has rescued and rehabilitated more than 300 horses in the United States, assisted with the rescue of 100 horses in Canada, worked with a coalition to protect wild horses in Eastern Arizona, partnered with law enforcement to stop equine cruelty, and taken Conquistador to therapeutic horsemanship programs for individuals, who like Conquistador, the conqueror, are conquering physical or emotional challenges.
In 2001, Conquistador, a young chestnut Peruvian Paso stallion was found in Eastern Arizona almost dead from starvation & dehydration, blinded in one eye and lame.
Working together a coaltion of animal organizations and compassionate Arizonans saved the young stallion and, ultimately, 12 Peruvian horses from that situation of severe neglect.
With love and care combined with the chestnut stallion’s great heart, Conquistador recovered to become a multiple Champion Peruvian horse, advocate for his fellow equines, & inspiration for all who are working to conquer physical or emotional challenges. Thus began the Conquistador Program.
The mission of the Conquistador Program is to rescue, rehabilitate and to find good and loving lifetime homes for equines who are victims of neglect, cruelty, or homelessness or who are at risk of going to slaughter and to advocate for equine welfare.
If you would like to help support the Conquistador Program by making a tax-deductible donation, please click on the button above to make a secured donation through PayPal. Your donations will be used to help domestic horses and to allow CERAP to continue to advocate for wild horses including the horses of the Apache Sitgreaves National Forests and the Salt River Wild horses of the Tonto National Forest. Donations also can be mailed to The Conquistador Program, 4715 North Black Canyon Highway, #1019, Phoenix, AZ 85015. We will send or email you your donation receipt. Thank you so much.
Going our way?
The Conquistador Program has started a campaign to secure a truck to help with hauling hay and horses. If you have a truck you might want to donate, please email: email@example.com or telephone 480-593-4491.
A seasoned veteran or a feisty new vehicle, we love them all and would be most grateful. Thank you so much.
Branch 10179 of Freedom Mortgage, a full-service commercial and residential lender will donate their processing fee of $395.00 for any residential or commercial loan that was closed because you saw their information on our website or in their brochure. Click on the Freedom Mortgage logo above for information.
Everytime you use GoodSearch to search the web, the Conquistador Program earns funds to help our work.
If you are shopping for products or services for your animal family members, you can help the Conquistador Program with your purchases, please click on award winning photographer Pamela Reed's famous photograph of "Conquistador in Peruvian Tack" to visit the Conquistador Store and learn how.
Thank you so much.
Conquistador, Champion Rayo de Olympico CdeA
Pamela Reed (c) 2005
Young Apache Sitgreaves black stallion with some of his family. Photo taken by Gerri Wager, April 2010 and used with permission. All rights reserved.
June 6, 2009
Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act Reflect intent of BLM for Wild Horses in Holding Facilities and on Public Lands. Click on the link below to read the documents:
Click on the photograph above of S.H. Burlon courtesy of Kim Jaserie, his father A.E.V. Oro Negro's family, to read about the great heart, courage & recovery of this son of U.S. national laureado champion A.E.V. Oro Negro, grandson of the legendary Peruvian laureado champion, A.E.V. Regional & Conquistador's first cousin!
The Conquistador Equine Rescue & Advocacy Program is a nonprofit 501c3 equine welfare organization. Federal tax identification #20-8776240.
Last updated: 6.29.2012