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5 Facts We Learned about the Budweiser Clydesdales

They're magnificent American icons

Our friends at Heartland Weekend got up close and personal with the Budweiser Clydesdales. The quintessential draft horses galloped into Cape Girardeau for a week long visit. Of course, Heartland Weekend had a ton of questions about these magnificent beauties. Good news: the handlers were quick to answer with the facts about the Budweiser Clydesdales.


6 facts you probably didn’t know about the Budweiser Clydesdales:

  • They must stand 18 hands high (or 6 feet tall)
  • They must weight between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds
  • They must be geldings at least 4 years old
  • They must have four white stockings
  • They were first introduced in 1933, after the repeal of Prohibition.
  • Clydesdales were named after the region of Scotland by the same name.

You can follow their schedule and where they are heading next on their Facebook page. During December, the horses stay at their home in Boonville, Missouri at Warm Springs Ranch and you can go visit during their “Holiday with the Clydesdales” event. Hopefully one day the magnificent horses will make a stop in the Ark-La-Tex.

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