From small town horse shows and county fairs, to state fairs and then the World Clyde show in Madison, Wisconsin it can be said it was a very honorable year for Glenview Clydesdales.
Here are some World Clyde Show facts:
- Over six hundred horses attended.
- Horses came as far away as England, Australia and Alberta, Canada.
- Smallest class size was 9 entries.
- Largest class was about 44 entries.
- Average in a class was 16.
- Two cart classes and a team class were the only classes out of the thirteen Glenview Clydesdales entered that they didn’t place in the top ten.
- The East Coast Budweiser Hitch was called in to exhibition during the World show because the St. Louis hitch (the closer one) was on call for the World Series Games…and incase you don’t follow baseball, they won too, leading the victory parade yesterday in downtown St.Louis. Congrats you guys!
- Todd didn’t get to visit with many of the people he wanted to – it was just too busy for everyone.
They may not have brought home a truck load of blue ribbons and trophies through the course of this show season but what they did bring home was more important…great memories – I know, I keep hearing a new one everyday as those stories get unpacked a little at a time.
I hear tell, from other sources, that the whole crew can be dang proud knowing they did their part in reminding everyone (within a three mile radius) that showing horses is supposed to be FUN!
A big “thank-you” to everyone on the crew, and most noteworthy the illustrious Mark Boese and the infamous Junior Klein, for making this unlikely, spur-of-the-moment show season so much easier and fathoms more entertaining for one Todd Radermacher. Cheers!