Clydesdales in Eugene

Anheuser-Busch owns more than 180 Clydesdales, sending teams of 10 horses to football games, fairs and parades around the nation. The animals are “regulars” in the brewing company’s Super Bowl TV ads. At 6 feet 6 inches to the shoulder and 2,200 pounds, the Budweiser Clydesdales dwarf NFL football’s biggest linemen.With eight horses pulling a 100-year-old red, white and gold beer wagon, the entire contingent weighs about 25,000 pounds. The majority of the horses are bred at Warm Springs Ranch, a 300-acre Missouri farm where 30 to 40 foals are born each season. Only horses that stand at least 6 feet at the shoulder, weigh around 2,000 pounds, and have a bay-colored coat with four white legs, white blaze and a black mane and tail, are able to be a part of the hitch team.

 


The Budweiser Dalmatian ready to get on the wagon


Kelly and Erin took Traci to the Warm Springs Ranch in Missouri for her birthday in April