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Clydesdales to visit Lyons Friday
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LYONS — The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses will make an appearance in Lyons Friday afternoon.  
The first stop for the eight-horse hitch is scheduled at the Pamida parking lot between 3 and 4 p.m. An “Ask the Team Members,” is scheduled from 4 to 4:30 p.m. that will allow photos to be taken.
The team will proceed to the Lyons courthouse square for another photo opportunity. The final stop will be the Bar-K-Bar Arena north of the Celebration Centre, where the final public presentation will take place.
The rig will be unhitched beginning at 6 p.m., and will then travel by trucks to Hutchinson.
The Budweiser Clydesdales are a group of Clydesdale horses used for promotions and commercials by the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company, St. Louis, Mo. Two obedience-trained Dalmatian dogs travel with each hitch, a Budweiser tradition since the 1950s. When the team performs, the Dalmatians sit on wagon, seated next to the driver. The wagons are Studebaker wagons modified to carry beer, originally manufactured circa 1900.
The mammoth animals weigh between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds and eat between 50 to 60 pounds of hay and consume 30 gallons of water a day. 
Many of the Clydesdales owned by Anheuser-Busch are raised at Grant’s Farm near St. Louis. The Budweiser Clydesdale Stables at Grant’s Farm house approximately 35 mares, stallions and foals Anheuser-Busch owns more than 250 Clydesdales.