The W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center on the Cal Poly Pomona campus is once again open to the public.
After closing periodically during the COVID-19 pandemic, the home of the longest continuous Arabian horse breeding program in the United States opened for visitors in April of 2022.
The community is invited to take self-guided tours weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Parking is free for visitors in front of the center along Eucalyptus Lane. Visitors must sign in at the main office and review the safety rules prior to taking a tour.
Once checked in, visitors can explore the grounds and meet some of the world-famous Cal Poly Pomona Arabians with bloodlines dating back to horses cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg imported from England when he established the breeding program in the 1920s.
“We are so excited to be open to the public again and have students, faculty, and staff coming back to campus,” said Maddi Ogburn, Coordinator of Horse Training and Farm Operations. “We can’t wait to share our horses with you.”
The center includes 35 acres of irrigated pasture, five barns, a veterinary sciences lab, multiple arenas, and 70+ purebred Arabian horses used for teaching, research, and breeding. The Sunday Horse Shows continue to be on pause, but the center is eager to bring the popular shows back to the community as soon as possible.
The center welcomed three new foals in the spring, including CP Classie Lea, the foal named after the late Collins College Dean, Lea Dopson. The other two 2022 foals are named CP Estella and CP Truly Grand.