Budweiser Keeps Clydesdales in the Spotlight

Anheuser Busch maintains one of the largest herds of Clydesdales in the world with more than 200 individuals.

by Kristin Berkery

The Budweiser Clydesdales at an appearance in Boston. Photo by Paul Keleher

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The Budweiser Clydesdales are one of those rare icons from the equine world that the non-horse public understands and appreciates. When Anheuser Busch‘s new corporate owner, InBev of Brazil and Belgium, decided not to run a half-time commercial featuring the Clydesdales in the 2010 SuperBowl, fans spoke out and the company changed its position, running a Clydesdale ad later in the game.

The Clydesdales became a part of Budweiser history when August Busch, Jr. gave…

>> Download the complete 700-word article for Kindle to learn more about how Budweiser has made the Clydesdale the most popular draft breed in the U.S. The Kindle ebook article includes 7 full color photos of Clydesdales, their homeland, and the Black Forest Draft breed, as well as links to resources and videos.

5 thoughts on “Budweiser Keeps Clydesdales in the Spotlight

  1. Sheila says:

    I was sad when they sold the company to Brazil/Belgium company. Seems un American!!! Everyone loves the Clydesdales during half time Super Bowl!! They were the best… especially loved the 9/11 Budweiser tribute.

  2. Jane Dunkin says:

    We would like to find a video of the clydesdales … can you help ?

  3. Kristin says:

    Hi Jane, thanks for your question. Here is a great three-minute video about the history and care of the Budweiser Clydesdales. This is also a great six-minute video of their appearance at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in 2008. And this is their 9/11 tribute commercial, which I understand aired only once on TV. Thanks for checking out ilovehorses.net 🙂

  4. Enjoyed your post about the Budweiser Clydesdales. They are such a big part of Americana. Thanks for your reference link to my blog article about them. Recently I added another Budweiser Clydesdale post about their crop of babies this year in Missouri. It was only a few years ago, this breeding farm was in Southern California and only a short distance from us. However, it was closed and moved to Missouri. (something to do with the value of land here). We all miss seeing them in their pastures. I enjoy your “I love horses”.

  5. Kristin says:

    Thanks for your comment! Your article on the Clydesdales has lovely pics. A few years back I visited the Clydes at SeaWorld in San Diego. They are something special 🙂

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