Warm Springs Ranch is a state-of-the-art breeding operation situated on more than 300 acres of rolling hills in Cooper County, Mo. Established in 2008, the facility is home to more than 100 Clydesdales.
Tour guests can interact with the foals, mares and stallions as they learn about the Budweiser Clydesdale breeding program and the horses’ long heritage as one of the most recognizable brand icons in the world. Guests also can view the Clydesdales’ custom-made harnesses, a 1903 Studebaker-built beer wagon, and three luxury tractor-trailer units that transport the Clydesdales to appearances all around the county.
Between 30 and 40 Clydesdale foals are born at Warm Springs Ranch each season. Dedicated staff is on-site around the clock to ensure the baby Clydesdales are welcomed into the world in comfort and safety. Those Clydesdales born with the proper markings for a Budweiser Clydesdale – a bay coat, a blaze of white on the face, four white stocking feet, and a black mane and tail – have a future spot on one of the traveling hitches and the chance to appear in some of the brand’s beloved commercials.
Tours of Warm Springs Ranch are by group reservation only and last approximately an hour and a half. Visit www.warmspringsranch.com for more information or to make a reservation.