Free Arabian Horse Faire Coming Nov. 5

Free Arabian Horse Faire Coming Nov. 5
The monthly Arabian Horse Show will be free Nov. 5 during the special event.
The Arabian Horse Faire will include tours of the horse center.

Ever wonder how horseshoes fit or what it's like to compete in an endurance race on an Arabian horse?

Well, you'll find answers to these horsy questions and more at the Arabian Horse Faire on Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Cal Poly Pomona's Arabian Horse Center.

The campus and surrounding communities are invited to the free faire, which is sponsored by the horse center and Region One of the Arabian Horse Association.

In addition to learning about horseshoes and endurance races, guests will be allowed to paint a live white Arabian horse, tour the center and participate in a scavenger hunt. There will also be displays of different horse saddles, bridles and ornate Arabian costumes.

The Arabian Horse Center will present its monthly horse show at 2 p.m. during the faire for a special free engagement.

The horse center is part of the world-famous Kellogg Ranch, which 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 that run from October to May, the Equine Research Center established in 1980, and clinics offered to the surrounding community.

For more information regarding the horse center call (909) 869-4988. For information regarding the faire call Debbie Price at (951) 897-5101 or Nancy Harvey at (626) 355-9101.