The Budweiser Clydesdales: Up close in West Chester
September 1, 2015 | by Ronna Dewey, Dish Works; Photo courtesy of Jim Salvas.
West Chester PA -- What’s that sound you hear? It’s the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales clippety-clopping down the streets of Downtown West Chester! Known for their majestic beauty and standing as a symbol of the great American spirit, the Budweiser Clydesdales are returning to West Chester after a successful visit in 2014.
The Budweiser Clydesdales made their first appearance in 1933 in celebration of the repeal of Prohibition. The presentation of the original two six-horse hitches of champion Clydesdales were a present from August A. Busch, Jr., and Adolphus Busch to their father. A well-loved part of American history, the horses have since appeared at presidential inaugurations, baseball games and parades, and, of course, Super Bowl commercials (with a puppy!).
So how does horse become a part of the famous Budweiser Clydesdale hitch? What does it takes to become a driver? How much do the horses eat and drink each day? Learn about these and other fun facts at WarmSpringsRanch.com, the East Coast home of the Budweiser Clydesdales. The Gallery features images of baby Clydesdales (too cute!). And you'll discover a few of their names. (If only there could be a female named Bonnie Anne, so she would be “Bonnie Ann Clydesdale.” Get it?)
See the Clydesdales live in downtown West Chester on Friday, September 4, from 6–8 p.m. They start their march through the downtown at Gay and Matlack streets, proceeding west to Darlington, south to Market and, finally, east to Walnut.
See details, including where to park, at Budweiser Clydesdales coming to West Chester.