Cal Poly Pomona Foals and Friends!
W.K. Kellogg believed in the power of communities to forge solutions for the health, happiness, and well-being for young people. His goal was to prepare individuals with the knowledge and resources to pursue those answers by fostering educational opportunities.
Mr. Kellogg also believed in the magic of the Arabian horse. In 1925, he purchased a ranch in Southern California’s Pomona Valley with the intention of breeding the finest Arabians in North America. In 1926, he started the Sunday Shows at his ranch, an all-day show that attracted many and helped foster the popularity of the Arabian horse.
In 1932, he donated his expanded property and horses to the state of California which in turn eventually became Cal Poly Pomona. The University continues to embrace this legacy by caring and breeding over eighty horses and educating the campus and local communities on these majestic animals.
This past winter, we continue traditions by welcoming nine new foals to our Cal Poly Pomona community!
Like the horses that came before them, these new foals will eventually grow up and assist with programs like:
Horses for Heroes: In partnership with the University’s Veterans Resource Center (VRC), horses are matched with current students that have served our country. The program integrates student veterans to the university and improves their overall physical and mental health, well-being, leadership skills, and academic progress.
Sunday Shows: Dating back to 1926, the Sunday Show tradition started by Mr. Kellogg is a tradition to promote the Arabian horse to the public.
Horsemanship Club: Provides all current students—from beginners to advanced riders—the opportunity to pursue their equine interests. Participants of any major actively engage in the various programs already mentioned, as well as the Student Lesson Program which provides a forum to learn and refine horsemanship skills.
Student Ambassadors: Students work to provide daily care and well-being of the horses which prepares them for future career-related jobs in the equine industry.
To continue these programs, it is important to invest in the care of our horse community, now and for the future!
In the spirit of W.K. Kellogg, we hope you will consider investing in our current (and future!) Arabian horses for a day, a week, a month, or a year with a donation to the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center Excellence Fund.
Lifetime of Equine Experiences: PRICELESS!
Thank you for your support in helping meet our foals (and goals)!