The year may be drawing to a close, but the Budweiser Clydesdales have a few more stops before the year’s end.
Few symbols are more iconic in America than Anheuser-Busch’s Budweiser Clydesdale hitch. The beautiful Clydesdale horses are a favorite among equestrians and non-equestrians alike all across the country, and one of the eight-horse hitches may be coming to a city near you before the year is through.
Currently in Amarillo, Texas, from November 7-13, where they will be appearing at the WRCA Ranch Rodeo, the hitches will also visit Ripley, West Virginia, Birmingham, Alabama, Columbus, Georgia, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Houston, Texas, and of course, St. Louis, Missouri, before the middle of December.
The Clydesdale horse was developed in Scotland over 300 years ago, and is known for its arched neck and the plentiful feathers covering its lower legs.
The Budweiser Clydesdales made their very first appearance on April 7, 1933, when August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch presented them to their father to celebrate the end of Prohibition. Since then, they have become a much beloved symbol. The Budweiser website explains:
“From their first appearance in 1933 to their enduring presence on the American landscape, the Clydesdales are more than the symbol of Budweiser beer; they are the living embodiment of America’s great industrial spirit.”
Through the years the Budweiser Clydesdales have starred in television broadcasts, commercials, parades, and two Presidential inaugurations.
Their full travel schedule can be found on the Budweiser website.
All images via Budweiser.
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