W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center

Why Give

In 1925, cereal magnate Will Keith Kellogg purchased a 377-acre ranch in Southern California’s Pomona Valley, with the intention of breeding the finest Arabians in North America.

Kellogg was a promoter of the Arabian—a light horse breed, cherished for its intelligence, versatility, endurance, and beauty—to the American public. In 1926, he began Sunday Shows, attracting large crowds and Hollywood celebrities. The horses also were featured in popular Hollywood films and movie star publicity photos.

Based on the success of Kellogg's Arabian Horse Ranch, he continued to expand and ultimately donated 813 acres to the State of California. Over time, the property was transferred to the California State Polytechnic College, Kellogg-Voorhis, then a part of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly Pomona became an independent campus in 1966.

Today the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center is a breeding industry leader, promoting the beauty and characteristics of this majestic animal. The Center is committed to advancing education and research using the Arabian horses that are known for their high intelligence, willingness, courage, curiosity, and sociality. This program continues the legacy of W.K. Kellogg and is a commitment to Cal Poly Pomona’s “learn-by-doing” philosophy.

Investment in the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center enriches the experience for every participant and visitor. Your gift to support any of the following programs is the single most direct way you can invest in the future of the Arabian Horse:

  • Excellence Funds or unrestricted resources for the center’s greatest needs.
  • Scholarships create opportunities for students from all walks of like to reach their full potential. By supporting scholarships, you ensure the best students can participate in learning about the Arabian horse, no matter their financial circumstances.
  • Program Support enables students to explore their passions both in and out of the classroom to maximize their Cal Poly Pomona experience. A variety of services support student success such Horses for Heroes, Sunday Shows, Horsemanship Club, and Student Assistants.
  • Facilities and Equipment play a vital role in meeting our educational mission. We continually work to improve and strengthen our existing infrastructure and facilities to provide improved teaching, learning, and outreach.
  • Lasting Legacy or endowed funds provide support in perpetuity. The initial gift is invested, and funds are awarded from the investment income, preserving the principal so funds continue to generate income in future years.

To learn more about these initiatives and how you can support them, please contact us or make an online gift.

W. K. Kellogg with two fouls