These famous Clydesdales have been featured in promotions for Budweiser for a long time. Many of them are raised in St. Louis, Missouri, which is also where the company is headquartered. Fans love to catch a glimpse of these magnificent horses in parades, Super Bowl commercials, or one of their many stables that allow tours.
The St. Louis stable was built in 1885. It’s a historic brick and stained-glass barn that holds 35 mares, stallions, and foals. On average, 15 foals are produced each year. The company has nearly 250 Clydesdales across the United States.
In April 1933, a Clydesdale was presented as a gift to the father of the brewery. Since that time, this horse breed has stuck as an image for the company. The horses are usually 18 hands, bay, have four white stockings, and a large blaze on their faces. They all have an even temperament.
The teams of hitched horses are usually on the road ten months out of the year. Generally, ten horses will be taken, though only eight are used. The team stops each night in local stables. While on the road, they receive around the clock care.
Take a quick peek into the historical St. Louis stable: