The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, will parade through downtown Clemson from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. August 28 – making deliveries to local retailers.
The eight-horse hitch, complete with Dalmatian, will be harnessed and hitched to the famous red beer wagon, ride through downtown, turn right on Highway 93 and end their parade at the Esso Club where sky divers will jump and land on the grounds of Tiger Park at 9 p.m.
Plenty of opportunities exist for fans to take photographs, and during the parade, no vehicles will be allowed to turn onto College Avenue from the Highway 93 intersection or pass the team from behind. The best views of the team will be from the front of parade route businesses, and pedestrians are asked to keep the roadway clear.
Horses chosen for the Budweiser Clydesdale hitch must be at least three years of age, stand approximately 18 hands – or six feet – at the shoulder, weigh an average of 2,000 pounds, must be bay in color, have four white legs, and a blaze of white on the face and black mane and tail. A gentle temperament is very important as hitch horses meet millions of people each year.
A single Clydesdale hitch horse will consume as much as 20-25 quarts of feed, 40-50 pounds of hay and 30 gallons of water per day.