Welcome to the web site of the Camarillo White
Horse Association. The Association is almost 20 years old now and
the purpose is to record and maintain the lineage of the historic
breed of famous Camarillo White Horses. Founded by the white
stallion, Sultan, purchased by Adolfo Camarillo in 1921, these
horses can trace their ancestry back close to 90 years now.
The Association also has
an informative booklet available for anyone interested in these
here for more information.
|The tally is in! Out of 10 foals born, 7 are
white. 4 fillies and three colts. A very successful
This high has been punctuated with a very sad low. On
July19th, long time caretaker of the white horses and outstanding
horseman, Meliton Ortiz, passed away with his family at his side.
He was 91 years young. "Mellie", as he was called, spent most
of his life involved with the Camarillo White Horses. First
working for Adolfo Camarillo on his ranch and becoming the ranch
foreman, then later continuing on in that position under Adolfo's
daughter, Carmen Camarillo Jones, until her death in 1987. Her
will specified the horses be dispersed at auction so an era came to
an end. That did not stop Mellie's involvement with the
horses, however, as the new owners continued to seek his advice
regarding the care and breeding of the horses. Mellie will be
sorely missed and all the members of the CWHA extend our condolences
and best wishes to his family in this difficult time.
We would like to give special thanks to Humphrey, Giacopuzzi
Veterinary Hospital for providing such wonderful care of the
Camarillo White Horses all these years, especially most recently for
collecting and preserving our stallions to guarantee the longevity
of the breed and for all their work and assistance in our breeding
program. They have been providing care for the Camarillo White
Horses since the days when they were on the Camarillo Ranch.
Last updated 7/25/10
information about the Camarillo White Horses, the Association has
published a booklet featuring the history of the horses from the
purchase of Sultan in 1920 or 21 by Adolfo Camarillo through the
formation of the Association, its goals and beyond. This 14
page (not including the front and back covers) professionally
printed booklet also includes short biographies of most of the
current living Camarillo White Horses and is available through the
Association for $5.00 PPD. This booklet is a must for anyone
interested in these horses. To order a copy, you may either
remit payment through Paypal (Paypal email firstname.lastname@example.org --
non credit card preferred) or if you wish to send a check or money
order, please contact us for instructions on where to send payment.
A discount price of $4.00 each PPD is available if you wish to order
2 to 10 copies. Orders over that size, please contact us for