This weekend’s Georgia Southern Eagle Walk will have a few special guests: the Budweiser Clydesdales.
The eight-horse hitch will be parading through Statesboro on Nov. 19 as part of the Georgia Southern football team’s Eagle Walk.
The six-feet tall, 2,000 pound horses have been a symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933.
The clydesdales will begin their Statesboro tour with a hitching ceremony at the University bookstore from 2 to 3 p.m. on Nov. 19.
Eagles fans and spectators can attend the ceremony for a chance to see the horses up close.
From the bookstore, the horses will continue through the tailgates at the Performing Arts Center and Recreation Activity Center and finish by leading the Georgia Southern football team in the Eagle Walk outside of Paulson Stadium. The Eagle Walk will officially begin at 3:45 p.m. prior to the team’s home game vs. Marshall.
Interestingly, each Clydesdale hitch travels with a dalmatian. In the early days of brewing, dalmatians were bred and trained to protect the horses and guard the wagon when the driver went inside to make deliveries.
The Budweiser Clydesdales are also avaliable at the Anheuser-Busch breweries in St. Louis, Mo.; Merrimack, N.H.; and Ft. Collins, Colo. They also may be viewed at Grant’s Farm in St. Louis and at Warm Springs Ranch, the 300-plus acre Clydesdale breeding farm located near Boonville, Mo.
Visit the Clydesdales at the Ag Arena Nov. 17 and 18
The Bulloch County Ag Arena located at 44 Arena Blvd. in Statesboro is proud to house the Budweiser Clydesdales this week! The public is invited to visit the world famous horses Thursday and Friday from 12pm-7pm.
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