Each year the Police stables in New Orleans City Park is graced with the presence of the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales. They are large, beautiful and graceful animals. Check out this small video of one of the horses trotting for the happy crowd.
Anheuser-Busch owns a total of about 250 Clydesdales, kept at various locations throughout the United States, are one of the largest herds of Clydesdale horses in the world.The horses travel in style in their own trailers.
Three “hitches” or teams tour each region of the country, Midwest, East Coast and West Coast, for most of the year. The Police stables in New Orleans City Park currently house the East Coast Hitch. This is their 49th year participating in Mardi Gras. They bring 10 horses and 8 horses march in the Carnival parades.
2014 parades they will march in: Krewe d’Etat, Endymion, Bacchus, Argus
During Carnival, if you are driving down Marconi near Harrison in the Park, you may see the horses exercising. Feel free to stop and watch – they are quite something! Sometimes their dog joins them in the play/exercise, too. If you take some good pictures please share them to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Fun Clydesdale facts here!
The Clydesdale blog here!