The Clydesdale horse: beautiful, majestic, strong. But who knew they were hilarious, too?
This classic Budweiser commercial from 2005 features the infamous Clydesdale horses in all their glory, enjoying a snowball fight in the middle of a winter’s day. No matter how many times I watch it, I still love it!
The Clydesdale horse tradition began on April 7, 1933, when August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch III surprised their father, August A. Busch, Sr., with the gift of a six-horse Clydesdale hitch to commemorate the repeal of Prohibition. Realizing the marketing potential of a horse-drawn beer wagon, the Clydesdales became in high demand, drawing huge crowds of excited onlookers as the hitch toured across the country delivering cases of Budweiser. Today,
Anheuser-Busch owns approximately 250 Clydesdales. According to the company, “they continue to be an enduring symbol of the brewer’s heritage, tradition and commitment to quality.