Tallahassee, Florida – Eight majestic (and giant) horses and their historic red beer wagon will appear at the Red Hills International Horse Trials and in the College Town area of Tallahassee. Consumers can get up close and personal with the hitch team. This special appearance is made possible by Tri-Eagle Sales – one of the top 25 Anheuser-Busch distributors in the United States.
This is the second appearance of the Clydesdales at the Red Hills International Horse Trials. “The Red Hills International Horse Trials attracts riders and horse lovers from all over the world. The World-Famous Budweiser Clydesdales are iconic to the Budweiser brand, and showcasing them at this event complements the historic tradition of competitive horse riding. To witness the Clydesdales march is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any horse or beer lover,” says Brittany Mukadam, Communications Manager for Tri-Eagle Sales.
The eight-horse hitch will be harnessed and hitched to the famous red beer wagon on Friday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday, March 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Red Hills International Horse Trials.
The Red Hills International Horse Trials appearance in Tallahassee is one of hundreds that the traveling hitches make annually. Today, these giant draft horses are primarily used for breeding and show. The horses chosen to be the Budweiser Clydesdales must be at least four years old, stand approximately 18 hands (or six feet) at the shoulder, weigh an average of 2,000 pounds, be bay in color, and have four white legs, a blaze of white on the face, and a black mane and tail. A gentle temperament is also very important, as hitch horses meet millions of people each year.
The Budweiser Clydesdales are also scheduled to be in College Town on Thursday, March 9 to make a special delivery that evening.