Budweiser Clydesdale Farm Opens April 1st

Posted on March 29, 2013

Hope Budweiser Foal

The Budweiser Clydesdale Farm at Warm Springs Ranch in Missouri is opening up for the 2013 season on April 1st. Hope, the star of Budweiser's 2013 Super Bowl commercial, is pictured above. Stan, the first-born foal of 2013, named after Stan Musial, is another one of the 35 baby Clydesdales expected to born at the farm this year. 17 babies have been born at the farm so far this year.

John Soto, supervisor of Warm Springs Ranch, has been providing care for the Clydesdales for 33 years. Soto said in a statement, "Since the Super Bowl, many people have asked me what it feels like to have been portrayed by an actor on such a large stage. I tell them I'm humbled and lucky, but that's really how I feel every day, getting to share my life with and care for these beautiful animals, each of which has their own personality."

Warm Springs Ranch has a 25,000-square-foot breeding barn with a veterinary lab and 10 pastures. Information about touring the farm can be found on the Warm Springs Ranceh website.

Photo: Anheuser-Busch