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NOVEMBER 3, 2010

Cody’s to Host “A Holiday for Horses”

Proceeds to benefit the Conquistador Equine Rescue and Advocacy Program (CERAP)
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PHOENIX – Cody’s, the landmark Cave Creek restaurant famous for excellent food, great times and reasonable prices will open its doors on Sunday, Dec. 5 to help the Conquistador Program continue to assist equines. Order a delicious dinner off of Cody’s amazing menu on Dec. 5 and Cody’s generously will donate a portion of the purchase of your meal to the Conquistador Program.

Meet Phoenix City Councilwoman and lifetime horseperson, Thelda Williams, who has successfully advocated for additional legal protection of horses in Arizona. Thelda will be your host for the evening. Also meet and give carrots to Conquistador, himself, the program namesake who recovered from severe cruelty and neglect to become a great champion.

Festivities run from 5 – 10 p.m. Bring the family because Cody’s has an equally scrumptious menu for children at very reasonable prices. Rumor has it a lovely actress who regularly appeared in the famous television series, Gunsmoke, may be there in her Gunsmoke costume to say, “Howdy,” and to autograph a picture.

The Conquistador Program is a nonprofit 501c3 Equine welfare organization:
  • CERAP rescued and rehabilitated more than 300 horses in the U.S.
  • CERAP assisted in the rescue of 100 horses in Canada.
  • CERAP brought 15 Peruvian horses from a severe neglect case to loving homes.
  • CERAP provided information to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Maricopa County Attorney that led to the indictment of a “horse sanctuary” director on felony animal cruelty charges in a facility in which scores of horses died under terrible conditions.
  • CERAP leads an effort to keep wild horses safe on federal lands in Eastern Arizona that has resulted in the assistance of attorney Anthony Merrill.
  • CERAP created a program for Conquistador to visit special needs programs for others, like himself, who face physical or emotional challenges. 
  • CERAP continues to advocate for equine welfare with the help of our attorneys, Anthony Merrill and Debra Sirower.
  • CERAP successfully advocated for and worked with community members to get two pieces of equine welfare legislation passed this year.
  • Research by CERAP has dated the Apache Sitgreaves wild horses to early Spanish explorers including Francisco Coronado and Father Eusebio Kino.

Join us on Sunday, Dec. 5, at Cody’s for an evening of great fun and great food. Please call 480-430-4011 for reservations or e-mail We are looking forward to seeing you. Cody’s restaurant is located at 6032 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek. For more information call 480-575-1101.