Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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July 13, 2013

VIDEO: Budweiser Clydesdales visit Ashland

ASHLAND — Budweiser’s iconic Clydesdales took over downtown Ashland Friday evening, when hundreds of spectators turned out to see the massive draft horses. The eight-horse team took a couple of trips up and down Winchester Avenue and side streets but for the most part the animals were content to stand calmly while an admiring crowd pressed close and took pictures. “They’re so big and massive. They’re just great. And I’m not a horse person. But these are worth coming out to see,” said Wilma Cordell of Ashland. The Clydesdales arrived in Ashland in three tractor-trailers; spectators started gathering an hour before their scheduled 5 p.m. exhibition time. The team — there are 10 in all but only eight are hitched at a time — travels the eastern United States with seven handlers. Budweiser breeds the horses on a farm in Missouri, said handled Burt Westbrook.

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