W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center marks 75 years

The original Kellogg stables remain an iconic part of Cal Poly Pomona's campus.
The original Kellogg stables remain an iconic part of Cal Poly Pomona’s campus. kellogg-ranch-historic

A week of  festivities in early October will mark the 75th anniversary of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Plans have been set for the once-in-a-lifetime event on the weekend of October 5 and 6.

Tours of the Kellogg Mansion, the brand new W.K. Kellogg Arabian horse library, the original Kellogg stables and the Arabian Horse Center will also be available on Sunday.

Of special interest will a book signing by the renowned author of The Romance of the Kellogg Ranch by Mary Jane Parkinson.  The book covers the first 75 years of the Kellogg Ranch and is in high demand by all those who love the Arabian horse.  Copies will be available for purchase at the event, with all proceeds from the book sales going to support the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center.

Planned events include a “Santa Maria Style” Dinner, dancing and entertainment on Saturday, October 5, 2013, including a “Roast and Toast” for everyone to share their memories.  Pictorial and video presentations featuring some of Cal Poly’s leading horses and riders will be shown at the Arabian Horse Center.

On Sunday, October 6 in addition to the regular Sunday Arabian Horse Show exhibition, former students will be riding/driving their own horses as well as Cal Poly horses. Also planned is a viewing of Arabian horse breeding stock and “stars of tomorrow.”

A raffle and auctions are also being planned as a part of the weekend’s festivities. An auction will feature an original oil painting by Kari Albiol.

The below footage is from “The Kellogg Dream”, a video produced for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation by Joe Burnham (1983).

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