The Clydesdales are back. For the first time in several years, the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales are scheduled to make an appearance at the …
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The Clydesdales are back.
For the first time in several years, the world-famous Budweiser
Clydesdales are scheduled to make an appearance at the Western
Welcome Week Grand Parade on Aug. 20.
The eight-horse hitch will be harnessed and hitched to the
famous red beer wagon during the parade, which begins at 10 a.m.
and ends at noon. The parade route begins at Littleton Boulevard
and Gallup Street, then heads west through downtown Littleton.
The Clydesdales’ appearance in Littleton 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
Horses chosen for the Budweiser Clydesdale hitch must be at
least 3 years old, stand approximately 6 feet tall at the shoulder,
weigh an average of 2,000 pounds, must be bay in color, have four
white legs, and a blaze of white on the face and black mane and
The 83rd annual Western Welcome Week begins Aug. 10.
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