The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales are scheduled to make two appearances in Northwest Ohio in September, according to a press release.
On Sept. 14, the horses will visit Bowling Green prior to the Homecoming football game at Bowling Green State University. The appearance will be from 3-5 p.m. outside the Stroh Center.
The eight-horse hitch team and famous red wagon will also appear at the Wyandot County Fair in Upper Sandusky on Sept. 13 from 3-5 p.m. at the grandstand infield.
The hitch team’s upcoming visit to the area is one of dozens of appearances it will make in 2019.
Horses chosen for the Budweiser Clydesdale hitch must be at least three years of age, stand approximately 18 hands – or 6 feet – at the shoulder, weigh an average of 2,000 pounds, must be bay in color, have four white legs, and a blaze of white on the face and black mane and tail. A gentle temperament is very important as hitch horses meet millions of people each year.
A single Budweiser Clydesdale will consume as much as 20-25 quarts of whole grains, 50-60 pounds of hay and 30 gallons of water per day.
Each Budweiser Clydesdale hitch travels with a Dalmatian. In the early days of brewing, Dalmatians were bred and trained to protect the horses and guard the wagon when the driver went inside to make deliveries.
The Budweiser Clydesdales can be viewed at the Anheuser-Busch breweries in St. Louis, Missouri; Merrimack, New Hampshire; and Ft. Collins, Colorado. They also may be viewed at Grant’s Farm in St. Louis and at Warm Springs Ranch, the 300-plus acre Clydesdale breeding farm located near Boonville, Missouri.
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