Canadian Society for the Andalusian Horse
The purposes of Canadian Society for the Andalusian Horse (CSAH) are:
•   To promote and protect the welfare of the Andalusian horse by rescuing abandoned, abused, neglected, unwanted, and surrendered Andalusian horses;
•   To operate Andalusian adoption/re-homing programs;
•   To advance education and public awareness by providing resources, presentations, and fundamental information on responsible horse stewardship, ethical horse breeding practices, and humane horse training methods;
•   To advance education and public awareness by conveying the significant cultural and historical importance of the ancient Andalusian horse to the world;
•   To undertake activities ancillary and incidental to the attainment of the above mentioned charitable purposes; and,
•   To operate without the purpose of gain for its officers/directors/members, and any profits or other accretions to the corporation shall be used in furtherance of its purposes.
CSAH is committed to helping all Andalusian (Spanish and/or Portuguese), Pura Raza Española (PRE), and Puro Sangue Lusitano (PSL) horses in Canada.  The term ‘Andalusian’ in the name of this Society was chosen strictly because it is the most widely connected, most widely recognized, and the most collectively used term for the majority of these breeds of horses but is in no way meant to be exclusive to any of them. Although these three breeds are considered Iberian breeds,  there are at least a dozen more horse breeds that are also considered Iberian breeds, and therefore, the term ‘Iberian’ wasn’t specific enough to use in our title for our purposes.  

The mission of CSAH is to reduce the number of unwanted Andalusian horses in Canada through rescue and re-homing programs and to improve the welfare of Andalusian horses in Canada through education and awareness.

CSAH’s vision is for all Andalusian Horses to be treated humanely and with dignity and respect throughout their lives and, ultimately, that there are no more neglected, abused, or unwanted Andalusian Horses in Canada. 


We are volunteers distributed across Canada that are passionate Andalusian horse owners, breeders, and aficionados.  We know and love these horses and believe that these unique, historical, and highly interactive horses deserve advocacy in regards to their well-being.

President:   Colleen Pedrotti, BC

Secretary/Treasurer:  Sarah Johnson, PEI

Director:     Christine Veltheim, ON



First and foremost, the welfare of the horse is paramount.  
Our goals will always be aligned with what is in the best interest of the horse.  As stated above in our purposes, safeguarding these horses is our priority and, by using a high level of ethics and integrity, we will provide care and a safe place for Andalusian horses in need via established charitable equine rescues and sanctuaries across Canada until they can be adopted into devoted homes.  

Rescue, Rehabilitation, Re-homing, Sanctuary 
In abuse/neglect cases, we will always contact law enforcement immediately and assist in the legal recovery of the horse into our custody for adoption, rehabilitation, and/or sanctuary.  

For unwanted horses, we are willing to take over custody of the horse from the current owner and re-home the horse using our processes.  CSAH aims to intercept Andalusians before they go to auction and/or risk going to slaughter so we appeal to the owners with unwanted horses to please contact us first. 

In all cases, horses in need will be transported to the nearest established and reputable charitable equine rescue and/or volunteer foster home where s/he will be evaluated, rehabilitated (if necessary), and re-homed.  For horses where adoption may be more difficult, they will be transported to an established sanctuary where they can live out their final years with peace and dignity.

We advocate for responsible breeding and responsible ownership.
The Canadian Society for the Andalusian Horse provides educational materials to prevent neglect and/or abuse of this magnificent horse.  We also provide information on the proper ways to feed and care for Andalusians and tips on how to train and successfully co-exist with Andalusians.  For breeders, we offer suggestions for best practices to help keep your stock safe and in good, knowledgeable homes throughout their lives.

All of CSAH’s programs are 100% funded by public donations.
Without donors, sponsors, and volunteers, the ability to rescue, rehabilitate, re-train, and re-home these amazing horses would not be possible.  CSAH has acquired federal charitable status so your donations will be eligible for an income tax deductible receipt!

We are working diligently on our information resource pages so we ask for your patience and to please check back frequently for new and updated info.