Fort Belvoir Meet & Greet with the Budweiser Clydesdales

Story + Photography by Catherine May Taylor

The Budweiser Clydesdale is an impressive horse some only get to see on TV. But for a few weeks each year, the horses and their crew go on tour for people to see them up close and personal, showing how magnificent the Clydesdales are beyond our TV screens. The east coast hitch recently wowed an all-ages crowd at Fort Belvoir.

Attendees were able to take photos in front of these gentle giants and watch them march around, leaving the crowd in awe. Ivan and Bandit, the front two younger horses, had everyone laughing and cheering, as they showed off their playfulness and energy. The horses that came to Fort Belvoir were between 6 and 11 years old. After their trip to Virginia, the Clydesdales were headed back home to Merrimack, New Hampshire, for a much-needed rest after their tour.