Meet the Budweiser Clydesdales in Mesa

The Budweiser Clydesdales, a beloved attraction for over 80 years, will soon be making an appearance in the Valley.

In March, the Mesa Market Place will host the renowned horses.

The Clydesdales have been a representation of the beer company for many years. According to the account given by Anheuser-Busch on their website, the majestic Clydesdales were first introduced in April 1933.

In honor of the end of the ban on beer, August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch III gave their father, August A. Busch, Sr., a surprising present: a group of six Clydesdale horses to use as a team.

The St. Louis streets were graced by the team as they took the company’s initial crate of post-Prohibition beer.

Upon realizing the high demand for the horses, the company made arrangements to send a second team to New York for the festivities.

As the horses marched towards the Empire State Building, a crowd of thousands gathered along the streets to catch a glimpse of the magnificent Clydesdales.

After the New York event, there was a tour of both New England and the Mid-Atlantic states. The tour eventually reached Washington D.C. where a case of beer was personally delivered to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Currently, the horses serve as a representation of the organization’s legacy and customs and have been a main staple as part of the brand.

On March 1, the Mesa Market Place will be hosting the Budweiser Clydesdales at 11 a.m. This event is free for all attendees.

Come see them for yourselves at Mesa Market Place, 10550 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ 85209 on Friday, March 1 at 11 a.m. Bring your camera! For more information, click on this link.