Budweiser Clydesdales To Visit Owosso Festival 5-09-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Budweiser Clydesdales To Visit Owosso Festival 5-09-2011

The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to appear in Owosso on June 2 through 5, 2011 in conjunction with Main Beverage Company’s 50th- Year Anniversary celebration and the Curwood Festival.
The eight-horse hitch will be harnessed and hitched to the famous red beer wagon at the Outpost Entertainment Tent Kickoff on June 2 from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Corner of Water and Comstock Streets in Owosso.
In addition, the Clydesdales will appear for a Street Party on June 3 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., also at the corner of Water and Comstock Streets.
On June 4, the “Gentle Giants,” as they are often referred to, will participate in the Curwood Festival Heritage Parade. The parade begins at 2:00 p.m. Public viewing at the stable area in the Comstock Parking Lot along Jerome Avenue in Owosso will be available all week long.
Throughout the Clydesdale visit, Main Beverage Company and Budweiser will be teamed up with Michigan Army Readiness to raise money for all branches of military, their families and general military readiness efforts. Main Beverage Company will match the funds raised up to $2,000.
The Clydesdales’ appearance in Owosso is one of hundreds made annually by the traveling hitches. Canadians of Scottish descent brought the first Clydesdales to America in the mid-1800s. Today, the giant draft horses are used primarily for breeding and show.
Horses chosen for the Budweiser Clydesdale team must be at least three years of age, stand approximately 18 hands -- or 6 feet -- at the shoulder, weigh an average of 2,000 lbs., 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.
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