Public Invited to Visit Newest Budweiser Clydesdales at Warm Springs Ranch in Missouri
BOONVILLE, Mo. (April 2, 2012) – Warm Springs Ranch, the state-of-the-art breeding facility in mid-Missouri for the Budweiser Clydesdales, has opened for tours at the height of foaling season, with more than 30 baby Clydesdales expected to be born this year.
“Spring is here and that means baby Budweiser Clydesdales are arriving, sometimes daily,” said John Soto, supervisor of Warm Springs Ranch. “Our foaling season starts in February and continues until June, so we still have a lot of work ahead of us and look forward to sharing the experience with visitors.”
Guests get to see and interact with the more than 100 Clydesdales who call the farm home, including those that appear on the traveling hitches and in some of the brand’s beloved television commercials. The herd includes “La Russa,” one of last year’s new arrivals who was named after St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa following his team’s World Series victory last November.
“La Russa is doing exceptionally well, growing up and looking good,” Soto said. “He is the perfect Budweiser Clydesdale and loves the beautiful pastures here in Cooper County. Look for him possibly to be leading a hitch in a few years, just in time for Tony La Russa’s entrance to Cooperstown.”
Last year the farm welcomed 11,648 visitors from around...