ROCK SPRINGS — For the first time since 2018, the Budweiser Clydesdales will appear in Sweetwater County during Wyoming’s Big Show July 30-August 6, 2022.
The Budweiser Clydesdales will conduct five parades throughout Sweetwater County and one arena performance. In addition, the Budweiser Clydesdales will be on display at Wyoming’s Big Show daily during normal hours on the midway.
The public is encouraged to come out and see the Clydesdales at Wyoming’s Big Shows or any of the appearances throughout Sweetwater County.
The Clydesdales appearances are as follows:
Saturday, July 30, 2022
The Clydesdale hitch will be featured in the Red Desert Roundup Rodeo Parade in Downtown Rock Springs starting at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
The second parade will be August 2nd, dubbed “Follow the Hitch to the Fair” the Clydesdales will make their grand entrance to kick off the 2022 Wyoming’s Big Show. The parade will start at 4:00 p.m. at Marty’s Restaurant and finish at the front gates of the Sweetwater County Events Complex, making several stops along the way. The public is encouraged to “Follow the Hitch to the Fair”.
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
The third parade will take place in Green River, showcasing the original method of beer delivery. The Clydesdales will be delivering beer along Railroad Avenue. The parade will start at the Hitching Post at 1:00 p.m. then continue down Railroad Avenue and finish at the Green River Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Before Ian Munsick performs at Wyoming’s Big Show, be sure to stop by the Indoor Arena at the Sweetwater County Events Complex to see the Clydesdales’ arena performance. This special performance showcases the World-Famous Budweiser Clydesdales and their amazing abilities. The performance will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 5, 2022
Rock Springs residents will get to see the world-famous Clydesdales up close. This parade will start at Liquor Deport at 1:00 PM, then parade down Dewar Drive delivering beer, and finishing at Porky’s Bar.
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Finally, the Clydesdales will conclude their parade schedule with a tour around the Sweetwater Events Complex starting at 1:00 p.m. The Clydesdales will be hitched and will parade around the Sweetwater Events Complex until about 2:30 p.m.
The Clydesdales have been a symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933. Its appearance at Wyoming’s Big Show is one of hundreds made annually by the traveling team.
Canadians of Scottish descent brought the first Clydesdales to the U.S. in the mid-1800s. Today, the giant draft horses are used primarily for breeding and show. A single Clydesdale hitch horse will consume as much as 20 to 25 quarts of feed, 40 to 50 pounds of hay and 30 gallons of water per day.
Horses chosen for the Budweiser Clydesdale hitch must be at least three years of age, stand approximately 18 hands—or six feet—at the shoulder, weigh an average of 2,000 pounds, must be bay in color, have four white legs, a blaze of white on the face, and a black mane and tail. A gentle temperament is also very important, as hitch horses meet millions of people each year.
Each hitch travels with a Dalmatian. In the early days of brewing, Dalmatians were bred and trained to protect the horses and guard the wagon when the driver went inside to make deliveries.
For more information on the Budweiser Clydesdales visit to Sweetwater County, visit the Western Wyoming Beverages website, or to purchase tickets to Wyoming’s Big Show, please visit The Sweetwater Events Complex website.