Grant’s Farm is the official “prep” school of the Budweiser Clydesdales. The Budweiser Clydesdale Stables are home to over 50 head of Clydesdales that vary in age from weanlings at 6 months of age to retirees of fifteen or older. Anheuser-Busch has one of the world’s largest herds of Clydesdale horses and owns approximately 200 nationwide.
Only the finest Clydesdales become part of the Budweiser team, as the physical requirements are strict. The ideal Budweiser Clydesdale should possess the following characteristics:
- The full-grown Clydesdale should stand 18 hands (about 6 feet) at the shoulder and weigh between 2,000 and 2,300 pounds.
- The ideal horse is bay in color, has a blaze of white on its face, a black mane and black tail, and white feathering on all four legs and feet.
- All hitch horses are geldings, characterized by their even temperament and stronger, more natural draft horse appearance.
Before leaving the Clydesdale Stables, be sure to pick up a souvenir at the Label Stable!
This behind-the-scenes tour provides an in-depth look at what it takes for our horses to make the hitch and become a Budweiser Clydesdale. Guests will tour our stables while gaining an inside look into Clydesdale Operations,the training process,and daily maintenance of our iconic horses. Be sure to bring your camera, because guests will be allowed to meet and interact with one of our retired hitch geldings!
Please note that this is an hour and a half long walking tour, portions of which take place outdoors and off the paved paths. Please dress and prepare accordingly. The cost for the tour is $25 per person.
Grant’s Farm is currently closed for the 2013 season and will not be offering tours until April 2014. Check back soon for 2014 tour dates and times!