World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales Are Coming To Saratoga Springs
For the first time in six years, the world's most famous horses will be making a visit to the Spa City!
Saratoga Springs is one of the nation's ultimate summertime destinations for horse racing fans, so it is only fitting that the world's most distinguished equine species will be making their way there this summer as well.
This will not be a first for the Budweiser Clydesdales either. They also visited Saratoga Springs 6 years ago in August of 2016. The photos below were taken when then the famous horses visited Saratoga Spa State Park that summer.
As you will hear in the video footage below from this 2016 Saratoga Springs visit, the Clydesdales tradition started in 1933 when a group of these horses was gifted to the beer maker to celebrate the end of prohibition.
These enormous equines weigh in at an impressive 2,000 pounds each. The prep to get these horses ready for show is just as impressive, as 2 hands will spend 4 hours each polishing the brass on the harnesses. Outfitting a team of Bud Clydesdales costs about $120,000.
When Are The Budweiser Clydesdales Visiting The Capital Region?
Saratoga Eagle announced on their Instagram yesterday that the Budweiser Clydesdales will make the trip from their home in Merrimack, New Hampshire to Saratoga Springs Monday, August 8th through Saturday, August 13th. An update will be coming soon with locations where you will be able to see them!
The video footage below is of the Budweiser Clydesdale's visit to Saratoga Spa State Park back in August of 2016.