Saturday, March 16, 2013



Many people are aware that
ST. Patrick's Day In Savannah
is our answer to Mardi Gras!
Savannah St. Patrick's Parade 2011
One of the favorites of the parade is  
The Clydesdale Team Of Eight Horses
from Anheuser Busch.
There six "Hitches" teams. Five of these teams travel.
One remains at the old brewery 
in St. Louis, Mo. and one traveling team is based in St. Louis. two are based in California, one in Texas, one is based in New Hampshire. 

 The team is brought into town a few days prior to the parade
and the public is allowed to visit them.
Bob and I went to the other side of town to visit 
these awesome creatures Thursday.
We arrived when most were being feed, in their stalls. 
The stalls looked too much like jail cells to me 
so I am not sharing the inside photos.
I like the action shots better. 

There was one pair of Clydesdales being put through
their paces by their trainer. What a fabulous job!


This my first ever video on my point and shoot Nikon.
It is also my first YouTube video and 
my first video uploaded to my blog.
It is definitely NOT professional.
I had better keep my day job which is taking care of Bob!

We have seen these beautiful animals in St. Louis,
Busch Gardens, Tampa, Fl. We have enjoyed them in
Savannah, Ga.'s St. Patrick's Day parades for years.

My daughter, Hollie, from Nashville, Tn. was here for the parade.
We were talking about previous parades and the festivities
leading up to the big day. We were discussing the many times
we had visited the Clydesdales at their staging areas 
and local appearances.

Hollie recalled the time when, she was very young, she thought the horses were following us as we made our rounds for the day.
Sorry, this one is blurry but I love the stance!
I laughed and said, "They were not following us, I had their appearance schedule for the day and I was following them so you, your brother and sister could enjoy them longer (me too).

Bob and I didn't go to the parade this year, we watched on tv but
Hollie and her hubby went so I'll share her pics a little later.

I will leave you with a few shots from previous years.


Please leave a comment, it's the Irish thing to do!
I am partying here, please join us.


Lisa said...

I saw the clydesdales once a long time ago. Beautiful animals! Love your falling shamrocks! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven.

NanaDiana said...

Aren't they beautiful animals? We see them often because they represent Busch beer made in Milwaukee, WI, so they are often in the parades around here. I think there are 5 or 6 teams of them that travel all over for parades and, if I am not mistaken, they are kept in St. Louis, MO, in between.

Your pictures are beautiful, Ginger, but I couldn't get the video to open. When I click on it-it says This Video Is Private.
Have a wonderful St. Paddy's day- xo Diana said...

Looks like you have a fun time on St. Patrick's Day! The clydesdales use to be in williamsburg Busch Gardens but they sold it to another company and now they are gone ;-(

Visiting form the blog hop.

NanaDiana said...

The video is working now-thanks-

Chatty Crone said...

You guys sure do it up big there! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I would love to see the Clydesdale's in person! They are gorgeous animals! ST Pat's in Savannah looks like a blast!
hugs, Linda

Diane Jordan said...
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Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
The Clydesdales are so big and Beautiful!! You did great on your first Video! and it is working thanks so much. I hope you and Bob have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day.
XXOO Diane

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

You are very correct about the Clydesdales. I was born and raised here in St. Louis, MO. The Clydesdales and Anheuser Busch are as much a part of our culture here as Cardinal baseball!

We have visited them out at the farm where they are raised and also at Grant's Farm where they house some of them. The most impressive thing is when the team comes out before the baseball game at Busch Stadium.

Call me sentimental but I get a tear in my eye every time I see them. I think they are the most beautiful and amazing animal.

Thank you for your post!!

Babs said...

The Clydesdales are awesome! We saw them years ago and were amazed. Thanks for the great photos, and looking forward to Hollie's parade pics.
Happy St.Patrick's Day!

Alycia Nichols said...

That is SO cool, Ginger!!!!! SO cool!!! Have you seen that commercial with the Clydesdale who grows up with the trainer and then gets shipped off to do parades only to be reunited later? That makes me sniffle every time I see it!!! You did a good job on the video, too! It turned out really good! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Ruth Kelly said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day to you. We did not have any Clydesdale horses in our parade but we did have other horses.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I have always wanted to go the the Parade in Savannah...I should one day take my granddaughter to see she is a St. Patrick's Day Birthday Girl....Thanks for sharing the pics and look forward to seeing the pics that Hollie took! Have a great week!

Barbara F. said...

What beautiful horses these are. Looks like gorgeous weather and a good time was had by all! xo

Kathleen McCoy said...

What beautiful horses! And what a fun event! Thanks for this great multi-media treat, Ginger!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ginger,
LOVE those horses and you took great photos. Even the video you managed to show their best parts; those awesome socks!
Thanks for sharing this.
Hugs to you,

The French Hutch said...

I'm going to remember Savannah is a closer place to visit for St. Patrick's Day than Ireland! I've never seen the Clydesdale horses and I would love that. Beautiful photo. Sure hope Bob is better, you both are in my thoughts and prayers.

The French Hutch

dizzyizzy said...

Such beautiful animals. When I saw these magnificent horses, I was amazed with how HUGE and gorgeous they are. Thanks for sharing your photos. p.s. I love the shamrocks raining down on your post.

Pat M said...

What an experience to see these guys up close and personal! They are awesome animals! I'll add this to my bucket list.
Hugs, GraceinAZ (Pat)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

They're such a beautiful animal!
Ginger I'm loving the Shamrocks falling from your blog...too cute!

Cheryl said...

We have some at our stables.. They call them "hay horses" here because they pull HUGE carts of hay. They are huge monsters aren't they? big poops too *wink*
big hugs,

Vagabonde said...

My first visit here. I have heard a lot about St Patrick’s Day in Savannah – I heard y’all go crazy down there! I need to drive down sometimes and see the festivities. Do you color the Savannah River green?

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Ginger,
I enjoyed seeing the Clydedales through your post. They are the most beautiful creatures. I came over to check on you and Bob. Hope all is well and wising you a happy Easter!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I know St Patrick's Day in Savannah is a big big deal, I found out it's a big party weekend, no rooms were available once when I was thinking of coming down

I live 125 miles from St Louis where some of the Clydesdales live and only 22 miles from their breeding farm in Boonville Mo

they are beautiful animals

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