Folks, it saddens me to say that Cal Poly Pomona has lost its oldest mare, the venerable Spring Fiesta. She passed on Saturday, Independence Day. The W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center issued this statement:
The matriarch of the W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this weekend. Spring Fiesta was 33 years old. She was a prolific broodmare, producing 14 foals in her lifetime. Fiesta touched the lives of many students, serving as a wonderful teacher and friend. She will continue to be well represented at the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center through her foals, grand foals, and great-grand foals.
Last time I saw Spring Fiesta was in May. Whenever I'm at the center to watch the Sunday show and whatnot, I make sure to pay my respects. She was a sweet old thing, and even in her advanced years would come right up to the fence and insist on having her ears, back and mane rubbed. I was always happy to oblige. Spring, you're gonna be missed.