Arkansas Herald: Budweiser Clydesdales Steal the Spotlight at University of Arkansas.

Fayetteville welcomed a spectacle like no other as the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales graced the University of Arkansas campus on Friday, December 1. Awe-inspiring and iconic, the eight-horse hitch was harnessed to the legendary turn-of-the-century beer wagon, creating an enchanting display and offering captivating photo opportunities from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Baum-Walker Stadium East Parking lot, situated at the corner of Razorback Road and Baum Drive. Importantly, this extravagant event was open to the public, inviting locals and visitors alike to revel in this extraordinary experience.

Fayetteville witnessed an unparalleled spectacle as the world-renowned Budweiser Clydesdales made an iconic stop at the University of Arkansas campus. On December 1st, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the eight-horse hitch, adorned with history and grace, charmed visitors and locals alike at the Baum-Walker Stadium East Parking lot. A magical opportunity to capture the timeless beauty of these regal creatures unfolded, offering free admission to all.

The Clydesdales’ journey dates back to their arrival in the U.S. in the mid-1800s as hardworking draft horses. Today, these majestic creatures predominantly excel in breeding and showcase their elegance at various events. However, their rise to prominence occurred in 1933, marking the repeal of Prohibition when they were appointed as the revered mascots of Anheuser-Busch.

Celebrating nearly nine decades of prominence, the Clydesdales remain cherished fixtures at fairs, festivals, and illustrious sporting events. Their accolades extend to being part of two presidential inauguration parades, solidifying their cultural significance and timeless appeal.

Beyond Fayetteville, enthusiasts can admire these Clydesdales at the Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis, Grant’s Farm, and Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville, Missouri. Warm Springs Ranch, spanning over 300 acres, serves as a sanctuary for these majestic horses, offering a glimpse into their breeding and care processes.

The Clydesdales’ visit to Fayetteville was not merely a spectacle; it was a bridge connecting history with the present. Symbolizing a rich heritage while remaining eternally captivating, their presence echoes a legacy spanning generations.


Reference source:

  1. (Official Budweiser Tours Website)
  2. Peck, R. M. (2010). Budweiser: An American Icon. MBI Publishing Company.
  3. National Clydesdale Sale, Auction & Expo. (2019). Warm Springs Ranch – Home of the Budweiser Clydesdales. Boonville, Missouri.
  4. St. Louis Brewery. (n.d.). Anheuser-Busch.

For those fascinated by this captivating equine world, opens the door to explore their legacy, meticulous care, and the enchanting experiences offered at their various locations.

Also to read: The majestic Budweiser Clydesdales: Icons of holiday festivities

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