Kellogg House Pomona Tours, Horse Shows Start Oct. 1


Kellogg House Pomona Tours, Horse Shows Start Oct. 1
Free Sunday tours of Kellogg House Pomona begin Oct. 1.
Photos of William K. Kellogg adorn the drawing room of Kellogg House Pomona.
The monthly Arabian Horse Show are free to Cal Poly Pomona students, faculty and staff with a Bronco ID.

Tours of Kellogg House Pomona and the Arabian Horse Shows resume Oct. 1 for the academic year.

On the first Sunday of each month, open house tours of the historic home run from noon until 2 p.m. Arabian Horse Shows immediately follow.

Both Kellogg House Pomona and the Arabian Horse Shows are deeply rooted in Cal Poly Pomona tradition.

The house, located in the northwestern corner of campus, was once the winter home for cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg. The house was designed by the renowned Myron Hunt, whose other works include the Rose Bowl and the Huntington Library. Built in 1928, Kellogg House Pomona is a hybrid of architectural styles. It draws from Spanish, Italian and Islamic influences  

Open houses at Kellogg House Pomona are free and open to the public. The house closes from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the Arabian Horse Shows.

The horse show is the oldest tradition at the university. The world-famous Kellogg Ranch was established in 1925 by cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg. Kellogg grew to love horses as a boy when he owned a half-Arabian pony, but when he parted with Old Spot he vowed that some day he would have horses and that they would all be Arabians. After achieving outstanding success in the cereal food business, he realized his boyhood ambition by establishing the Kellogg Ranch as one of the world's foremost Arabian breeding farms.

In 1949, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation donated the 813-acre ranch and horses to the university under the condition that Cal Poly Pomona would continue to utilize the Arabian horses in equine science education and breeding. Today, the university's comprehensive educational program includes instruction at the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center, Sunday exhibition shows, the Equine Research Center, established in 1980, and clinics offered to the surrounding community.

Entrance to the 2 p.m. horse shows cost $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and children 6-17. The shows are free for children under five and Cal Poly Pomona students, staff and faculty with a Bronco ID.

For more information about the Horse Shows call (909) 869-2224 or visit: https://www.cpp.edu/~equine/horseshows.htm

For more information about Kellogg House Pomona call (909) 869-2272 or visit: https://www.kellogghouse.cpp.edu/