Local horse makes Bud team
If you’re familiar with Budweiser’s advertising campaign, then you’ve likely seen the Clydesdale horses that tour the world. Traditionally, eight such horses are hitched to Budweiser’s iconic red, white, and gold beer wagon.
And here’s the Glengarry connection: one of those horses was born right here in Glengarry. Andrew Sangster of the Williamstown-based Strathburn Farm says that Rosco, a Clydesdale gelding, was born there in 2013. He had previously sold Rosco to a Richmond, ON man named John Newel, who subsequently sold the horse to the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company, the St. Louis-based company that makes Budweiser.
Budweiser has very specific standards for the Clydesdales, which are immediately recogniz- able due to their reddish- brown bodies, white snouts, and four white stocking feet.
It’s evident that Mr. Sangster is proud that his original horse now plays such a prominent role in American pop culture. He has a picture of Rosco in his truck and he’ll show it to anyone who asks.