Are you looking for a fun day trip to do with the kids? On Saturday, March 26th, Warm Springs Ranch will kick off its eighth season! Wondering what Warm Springs Ranch is? It’s home to more than 70 Clydesdales and sits on 300-plus acres of land, allowing plenty of room for the Budweiser Clydesdales to exercise and roam.
Warm Springs Ranch is located in Boonville, Missouri and guests can tour the property’s vast countryside along with the 25,000-square-foot breeding barn, veterinary lab and pastures with customized, walk-in shelters. The experience also includes ample time to learn the history of the Budweiser Clydesdales and the meticulous care and attention that goes into raising them. Dedicated staff is 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.
“Each year we look forward to sharing our passion for raising some of America’s most historic icons by offering our guests an interactive, behind-the-scenes look at where it all begins,” said John Soto, Supervisor of Warm Spring Ranch. “We allow our visitors to see first-hand what goes into raising these gentle-giants – from a foal’s first step to marching in a national parade as part of the world-famous hitch team – and we’re excited to continue this tradition for the eighth consecutive year.”
Visitors this season will also have the opportunity to meet Warm Springs Ranch’s first-born foal of 2016, Mac, who grabbed the hearts of America when he was born in January. Just a few months old, Mac has made his home at Warm Springs Ranch along with a handful of other newborn foals. During the 2016 foaling season, the farm expects more than 20 baby Clydesdales will be born. For updates on the Ranch and to meet new foals year-round, follow Warm Springs Ranch on Facebook and Twitter.
Visit Warm Springs Ranch!
Warm Springs Ranch offers guided walking tours twice a day, except for Wednesday, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The tour costs $12 per person and lasts one-and-a-half hours. The guided walking tour give 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.
Have you ever been to Warm Springs Ranch?