Kellogg Bloodlines Return to Cal Poly

By Sharon Byford-Ruth. A recent study revealed that less than a handful of broodmares at Cal Poly University (Pomona), former home of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Ranch, had any Kellogg blood at all. “Since this was the place that started the Kellogg bloodlines, and the oldest breeding herd on the continent, those bloodlines belong at Cal Poly,” says Dr. Cal Kobluk, Director of the Arabian Horse Department at Cal Poly Pomona, California. Dr. John Schelle, Director of the Arabian Horse Department at Michigan State University agrees. “It’s extremely important that we go back and maintain some of these genetics.”

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(Left to Right) Rifnada 836, Danas 842, and Ferdas 841. This photograph was taken from the entrance to the Kellogg stables; the horses are shown standing in the parking lot.

The W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Ranch – Part 15: The 1931 Foal Crop

By Carol Woodbridge Mulder. The Kellogg Ranch at Pomona, California, was six years old in 1931 and the foal crop of that year was the seventh to be foaled at the ranch; the first foal crop, of 1925, had been in-utero purchases. Eighteen registered foals arrived in 1931. While these animals were bred by W.K. Kellogg, they actually reflected the breeding ideas and policies of the Kellogg Ranch manager, Herbert H. Reese. The quality of the foals was more than gratifying in most cases.

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*Raseyn 597

By Carol W. Mulder. He was a very classic horse with great appeal and he was an outstanding sire of unusual prepotency. Several Crabbet oriented breeding programs have utilized this blood, as well as many very different breeding programs, widely scattered, with quite dissimilar goals. Some of the breeding plans using *Raseyn blood have inbred heavily to him (this began, in a few cases, even during his own lifetime), while others have preferred smaller more or less “single shots” of the particular qualities *Raseyn offered.

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