Clydesdales Returning to Fondren
Majestic, world-renowned and commanding.
The Budweiser Clydesdales will make a record fifth appearance in Fondren during the May 4 Arts, Eats & Beats, according to the event’s organizer, Fondren Renaissance.
The visit is made possible by Southern Beverage Company.
“The eight-horse-hitch will arrive at BancorpSouth’s Medical Center branch for the ribbon cutting of their new building at 5 p.m. on May 4 before making their way via State Street to Duling Avenue,” according to a press release.
On Friday, May 5, two of the horses will return to the neighborhood for Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
The Clydesdales made their first-ever appearance on April 7, 1933, a gift from August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch to their father in celebration of the repeal of Prohibition.
In order to join the World Famous Budweiser hitch, a Clydesdale must stand at least 18 hands high (or 6 feet tall), must be geldings and at least 4 years old. They must have a bay coat, four white stockings, a blaze of white on the face, a black mane and a black tail. And they must weigh between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds.