Horse Center Tours
The Arabian Horse Center is generally open for self-guided tours from 8-4 seven days / week, excluding major holidays. Campus events and closures, weather, and other situations can affect this, so please check our Facebook page or call for specific information.
The Arabians of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center are featured in several special exhibitions throughout the year. The number of horses and the type of exhibition depend on the needs of the event. In the past, the Arabians of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center have performed abbreviated versions of the Sunday Shows at events such as the Arabian Breeders World Cup Championship Show in Las Vegas, the Orange County Pet Expo, and Horse Expo Pomona. The W.K. Kellogg Arabians have also been displayed at the Heart Of A Horse charity event and the L.A. County Fair. The goal of these exhibitions is to expose the general public to the beauty and versatility of the Arabian Horse.
The Arabians of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center have been featured in several parades. These parades include the annual Cal Poly Pomona Day parade at the L.A. County Fair, the Pomona Christmas Parade, and the world famous Tournament of Roses Parade. When the Arabians of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center are featured in a parade, it provides an opportunity to raise public awareness of Arabian Horses and the unique program at the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center.
Cal Poly Pomona Campus Events
The W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center is dedicated to participating in campus events and being an active member of our campus community. Our Arabian horses, usually dressed in flashy native costumes have attended events such as the Annual Hot Dog Caper and the Annual Tasting and Auction fundraising event. The majority of the Cal Poly Pomona campus community has had little or no exposure to horses. Attending campus events provides an opportunity for members of the community to learn about this important part of our campus and history.
Ag Field Day
On the first Saturday of April every year, 4-H and FFA members from all over Southern California descend on the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center for the Light Horse Judging portion of the College of Agriculture's Annual Ag Field Day. The staff and students of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center stage a full scale judging contest for these contestants. The classes that the contestants are asked to judge are typically Arabian Mare Conformation, Arabian Gelding Conformation, Quarter Horse Conformation, Thoroughbred Gelding Conformation, Arabian Hunter Under Saddle, and Western Seat Equitation. The participants in the contest are then asked to explain their reasons for judging the classes as they did in four of the listed categories. The contestants are scored on their judging abilities as well as the delivery of their reasons. Many of the contestants in the Ag Field Day judging competition have never had the opportunity to experience Arabian horses on a large scale before their visit to the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center.
The trainers of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center provide informal judging clinics for local Arabian Horse Association Youth and 4-H clubs. These judging clinics provide an opportunity for the members of these clubs to learn the standards of Arabian judging. The W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center is unique in its ability to provide a wide variety of Arabians for educational purposes.