The Home of the Budweiser Clydesdales Opens March 24 and Celebrates its 10th Anniversary
BOONVILLE, Mo. (March 8, 2018) – Warm Springs Ranch, the state-of-the-art breeding facility for the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, is preparing to open its doors to guests from across the Midwest and beyond on Saturday, March 24 for its 10th anniversary.
“Whether you see them in a commercial or in your hometown, the journey to becoming a Budweiser Clydesdale starts here at Warm Springs Ranch,” said John Soto, Supervisor of Warm Springs Ranch. “We’re looking forward to celebrating our 10th anniversary and showing our guests how these beautiful creatures are born, bred, raised and cared for.”
The 300-acre family-friendly attraction is the largest Clydesdale breeding facility of its kind in the United States and offers visitors an opportunity to get up-close and personal with the Budweiser Clydesdales while learning about their breeding. Guests can purchase daily tours or VIP packages where they will see the 25,000-square-foot breeding barn, veterinary lab and pastures. Visitors to the Ranch will also see approximately 70 Clydesdales, including a variety of breeding stallions, broodmares, maiden mares and yearlings, and learn how they are raised and cared for. Since Warm Springs Ranch opened, it has welcomed more than 200,000 guests for 4,464 tours of the property.
During the tours, guests learn about the history of the Budweiser Clydesdales and the thorough care and attention that goes into raising them. Dedicated staff are on-site around the clock to ensure the highest quality of care for each horse and that all new baby Clydesdales born at the Ranch are welcomed into the world in comfort and safety.
“We’re very excited to welcome visitors to the Ranch as we recognize our 10th anniversary this year,” said Jeff Knapper, General Manager of Clydesdale Operations. “Warm Springs Ranch symbolizes the quality and passion Anheuser-Busch puts into everything we do, and we can’t wait to share that spirit with our guests.”
Warm Springs Ranch offers guided walking tours twice a day, except for Wednesdays, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The tour costs $15 per person and lasts one-and-a-half hours. The guided walking tour gives guests the opportunity to interact with Clydesdale handlers, see the Clydesdales’ harness, luxury trailer and 1903 beer wagon, and take a picture with a Clydesdale. Guests 21 and older will also have the opportunity to sample Budweiser. An iconic American-style lager with a crisp refreshing taste.
In addition, Warm Springs Ranch also offers a VIP tour once a day, allowing guests to climb aboard a custom-built vehicle for a private excursion across the facility’s 300-plus acres. In addition to the experiences offered on the guided walking tour, the VIP tour also takes visitors on a private walking tour of the 25,000-square-foot breeding facility, gives a peek inside the special foaling area and offers the chance to view the traveling hitch equipment. A VIP tour can accommodate up to 16 guests and has a flat fee of $500, no matter the number of guests on the tour. Reservations are required for both tours.
To reserve a tour spot ahead of Opening Day and to find more information on the Ranch, visit www.WarmSpringsRanch.com. Additionally, guests can follow Warm Springs Ranch on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get updates on the Ranch. During the season guests are encouraged to share their Warm Springs Ranch 10th anniversary experience on social media using the hashtag #WSR10thAnniversary.