July 20, 2007 [LINK / comment]

Clydesdales visit Staunton

The Budweiser Clydesdales came to Staunton on Thursday evening, as part of a nationwide tour sponsored by Anheuser-Busch. Hundreds of people of all ages -- over 21 and under 21 -- lined the streets to watch those elegant horses stepping in their well-trained cadence. Local veterans and motorcycle riders also joined the street procession. Staunton has a parade just about every month, it seems, and this makes two parades in one month! In conjunction with the parade, there was a rock concert at the wharf parking lot, sponsored by a local beer distributor and a radio station. As I learned from the News Leader, there are actually several teams of Clydesdales across the country. This one is the "East Coast Hitch," based in New Hampshire.

Budweiser Clydesdales

That's Bob Ladd, owner of Shenandoah Harley-Davidson, seated atop the carriage, wearing the black shirt.