Hitched and Ready...
Clydesdales are on the ALBC 'Watch' List.
All About the Anheuser Busch Clydesdales
* The Budweiser Clydesdales were introduced in 1933 to commemorate the repeal of Prohibition.
* Anheuser-Busch owns 250 Clydesdale horses.
* The traveling hitches make more than 500 appearances annually.
* Ten Clydesdales travel with each hitch. Two are alternates.
* Clydesdales are given short names, such as Duke and Bud, to make commands easier for the driver.
* The first television ad featuring the Budweiser Clydesdales aired in 1956.
* The Clydesdales have been featured in 12 Super Bowl ads.
* Dalmatians have traveled with the Clydesdale hitches since the 1950s.
* Anheuser-Busch does not breed the Dalmatians.
* Each Clydesdale’s harness and collar weighs about 130 pounds.
* Clydesdale horseshoes are 20 inches from end to end and weigh about 5 pounds.
* To qualify for the elite hitch, Clydesdales must be a gelding at least four years of age,stand 6 feet or 72 inches at the shoulder when mature,weigh between 1,800
and 2,300 pounds, be bay in color, have four white stocking feet, have a blaze of white on the face and have a black mane and tail.
* Daily diet: 20 to 25 quarts of whole grains, minerals and vitamins; 50 to 60 pounds of hay; 30 gallons of water.
The Original Clydesdale Commercial
Hank the Clydesdale
Horse and Mouse
The Eagles Fly Over
Homer & Kitty at the Stables